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JASON VARITEK RUMORS

Is Varitek In-Line As The Next Padre Manager?

'TekBud Black is the incumbent manager of the San Diego Padres—and team says it wants him back for 2015. Nevertheless, the Friars are having another bad year (52-61, 12.5 games out), and they just hired a new (and somewhat controversial) GM. All of this is leading to speculation that the team might be at least considering other managerial options—and Jason Varitek's name...
Via FenwayNation
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jason Varitek manager material? One team may think so

Jason Varitek, manager? The idea surfaced during the Padres’ discussions with candidates for their general manager opening, according to major-league sources. Varitek, the former Red Sox catcher, has a natural connection to Padres CEO Mike Dee, who served as the Sox’s chief operating officer from 2002 to ’09. The Padres are not interested in Varitek at this time and expect...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2014  |  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....
Via FenwayNation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Visits Portland Sea Dogs to Observe Red Sox’ Prospects in Action (Photo)

During his playing days, Jason Varitek was known to have an incredibly high baseball acumen. Now he’s sharing that knowledge with the Red Sox front office. After years of toiling behind the dish for the Sox, Varitek now works as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington. His duties seem to vary, with no one set role, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Varitek was visiting...
Via NESN.com
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
MOVING ON UP

Varitek named to BoSox front office

Jason Varitek, who spent his entire big league career with the Red Sox organization, has joined the team's front office as the Special Assistant to the General Manager.

Via NESN.com
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Varitek Could Return to Organization as Manager

Of course with the season after his retirement marked more by chaos than playoffs there would be speculation that long time captain Jason Varitek could return to manage the Red Sox.  The rumors are out there with many in the Sox fan base either not liking Bobby Valentine from the outset or turning on him during the season. The idea that Varitek could return to manage the current...
Via Bloody Sox
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The Varitek's don't like the A-Rod picture. I don't care.

Of all the things that Jason Varitek has done during his lengthy career with the Red Sox, none is more recognizable than jamming his catcher's mitt in the face of Alex Rodriguez.  And that's something that doesn't sit well with Jason, nor his father. Via CSNNE.com: “It wasn't something that you're proud of. We've been down this road talking with my kids...
Via Ted's Army
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek bids emotional goodbye

Jason Varitek has officially announced his retirement, bringing to an end a beloved 15-year career with the Boston Red Sox. Varitek made the announcement on Thursday night at the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla. Many of his teammates, his parents, Red Sox ownership and his wife and three daughters all attended. Varitek says he grappled with the decision for...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek to Announce Retirement on Thursday

According to the Boston Globe Jason Varitek will announce his retirement  on Thursday in Fort Myers. Jason Varitek is expected to remain a part of the organization. Varitek first became a member of the Red Sox in 1997 when he was traded along with Derek Lowe for struggling Red Sox closer Heathcliff Slocumb. Varitek played his first game as a Red Sox on September 24, 1997 and...
Via Bloody Sox
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Varitek to retire, take job with Red Sox

The Boston Globe broke the story: Jason Varitek, a two-time World Series champion and the captain of the Red Sox from 2005-2011, will announce his retirement on Thursday in Fort Myers, sources told the Globe today. Varitek is expected to stay with the organization in some capacity. A member of the Red Sox from 1997-2011, Varitek hit .256 with 193 home runs and 757 RBIs. He was...
Via Ted's Army
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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