The Boston Red Sox: Defenders of the 2004 World Championship!! "Whoever plunges into his experiences with the momentum of hope, will remember so that he cannot forget." - Soren Kierkegaard.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

According to the Boston Herald, the Sox have made an offer of four years, $34-40 million to Jason Varitek. This news comes right after the Brewers offered Damian Miller, who the Sox were looking at as a potential Tek replacement, a three-year deal that the Sox are not going to try to best. The deal still does not include a no-trade clause, so I guess we'll see how serious Tek is about working things out with Boston. You know what I was thinking the other day? I know that they don't want to give anyone a no-trade clause in part because it will automatically trigger a no-trade clause in Manny's contract...but after 2005 Manny will be 10/5 anyway, and will basically have a no-trade clause. Oh well, whatever.

Gabe Krapler has agreed to a one year, $2 million deal with an extra $1 million in signing bonuses to go play in Japan. Isn't that sort of like committing professional suicide? Personally I'm not exactly heartbroken over this news. Gabe Kapler was one of the only two players on the team that I didn't really like...the other being Derek "Gidget" Lowe.

And Pedro has gone completely fucking insane if he thinks he's getting a 4-year, $60 million dollar deal from ANYBODY.