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Olde Sox: Jason Varitek was a Defensive Superstar

With all the Powerball jackpot news in the media these days, it’s easy to forget just how hard it is to get a whole lot of something for very little investment. In 1997, the Red Sox dealt Heathcliff Slocumb to the Mariners for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek, proving that you don’t have to play the lottery in order to hit it big. Sometimes you just have to deal a middle reliever...
Via BP Boston
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek: Blake Swihart’s First Season With Red Sox Was ‘Phenomenal’

Blake Swihart has a fan in Jason Varitek. The former Boston Red Sox catcher spoke to the media via conference call Monday after being elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame, and he took the time to talk about current backstop Blake Swihart. And he gave the 23-year-old a glowing review. “As far as what I think about Blake’s year last year, it was phenomenal,” Varitek said. “I...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Interested In Managing: ‘I Have More Impact On The Field’

Jason Varitek wants to be back in the dugout someday. The former Boston catcher, who was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame on Monday, currently is a special assistant to general manager Mike Hazen. But he thinks in the future, he’d be of better use as a manager. “Having been a part of the front office and having the ability to still get on the field everywhere that I go...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Varitek, Wakefield among 2016 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees

A former captain and a knuckleballer are among those joining the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield and the late Ira Flagstead have been selected as the 2016 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees, the club announced Monday. Red Sox president/CEO emeritus Larry Lucchino has been chosen as a non-uniformed inductee. Varitek spent 15 seasons with the Red Sox from...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports: Varitek interviewed for Mariners’ manager job

Jason Varitek apparently is interested in reuniting with the organization he began his career with. Varitek recently interviewed with the Seattle Mariners for their open managerial position, according to multiple reports. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the news. The former Boston Red Sox captain is among a handful of candidates the Mariners are considering...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Varitek Interviewed For Seattle Skipper Job

According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek has interviewed for the open Seattle Mariners managing position. Ironically, the Mariners let Varitek go as a player—along with Derek Lowe—in a trade for the immortal Heathcliff Slocumb. Of course, we did have to give up Lee Tinsley to get Slocumb in the first place (insert heavy sarcasm here). ESPN...
Via FenwayNation
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Varitek Hot Skipper Material, But Might Not Leave Boston

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek is 'drawing managerial interest' from a lot of teams that have skipper openings. However, Heyman contends that some are backing off because of the perception that he won't leave Boston due to family considerations. And yet, despite not having any managerial experience, Varitek...
Via FenwayNation
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Heading West As Padres Skipper?

(FenwayNation Photo)According to Ryan Posner of The Times Of San Diego, former Red Sox catcher and legend Jason Varitek may be in consideration for the 2016 Padres managerial job. Of course, if John Farrell delivers his second last-place finish in three years, there may be a more attractive opening for Tek right here in Boston. The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo (whose boss is John...
Via FenwayNation
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitching Coach Options: Jason Varitek

Image from REUTERS/Rick WilkingRyan MacLeod (@RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterWith the firing of Juan Nieves yesterday the question has been raised of who will replace him. With it being so early in the season there are not many names that are available, but on NESN yesterday Rob Bradford mentioned a fan favorite, Jason Varitek. While this mention of the name got people excited...
Via RedSoxLife
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The A-Rod VS. Varitek Brawl: One Decade Later

It's an iconic image burned into the brain of every Red Sox fan over the age of 10—Good versus Evil incarnate. Ten years ago today, Jason Varitek squared off with Alex Rodriguez in a classic brawl that can legitimately be called the watershed moment of the 2004 Championship season. When the game ended on Bill Mueller's walk-off home run, The Idiots had been galvanized. They were...
Via FenwayNation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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