It’s about time Jason Varitek finally retired. What other team in the MLB has a captain that is their third best catcher? Only the Red Sox. It’s not enough that Varitek was just about a guaranteed out every time. This guy would have trouble making contact with a volleyball, never mind a baseball.   Varitek should have retired 2 years ago but probably wanted to see if the Red Sox were stupid enough to pay him. And they were, because that’s what they do. They pay people on what they have done in the past and not what they are going to do in the future. That’s why Ortiz is still on the team. If you win the Red Sox a championship, your guaranteed a contract no matter how over rated you are. With all that said, Varitek was a great in game manager whose retirement is long overdue.

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