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Over the Monster Jan 14, 2016

Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek and the inning the Red Sox world stood still

Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek were teammates for 15 years, but they were rarely in the same battery. But one inning they shared in 2004 stands out. This spring, the Red Sox will induct two members of The 25 into the team's Hall of Fame. During their tenure with the Red Sox, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield were both fan favorites, revered for their workman-like approach to the game and their steady contributions. But while both players drew admiration and allegiance from Red Sox Nation for their consistent presence on the field, they rarely ever took the field together. One inning in 2004...
Over the Monster Jan 13, 2016

Daily Red Sox Links: Jason Varitek, Blake Swihart, Theo Epstein

Today's links look at Jason Varitek's former defensive prowess, where the rotation ranks in the rotation, and an Opening Day roster prediction. Baseball Prospectus rolled out some new catcher defense statistics yesterday, and they are very complimentary towards Jason Varitek. (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston) How does Boston's rotation stack up in the AL East? (Christopher Smith; Masslive) Scott Lauber takes a crack at predicting the Opening Day roster. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) Ian Browne released his weekly mailbag, which includes predictions on how playing time will be split between...
Over the Monster Jan 13, 2016

In Honor of the Captain: Jason Varitek

The former captain of the Sox earns his rightful place in the Sox Hall of Fame. The announcement that former Red Sox catcher and current special assistant Jason Varitek would be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame ultimately should have come as little surprise to any Red Sox fan. After all, when you join the likes of Jimmie Foxx, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice as the only four captains of the team in a ninety-year span, your value to the team has to be pretty damn high. At the same time, has there ever been a Red Sox player who has been so important to the success of his team, yet...
Over the Monster Jan 12, 2016

Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, Rusney Castillo, Nomar Garciaparra

Today's links look at Jason Varitek's future, what the Opening Day roster will look like, and the continuation of Daniel Bard's career. The most popular catcher in recent Red Sox history was very impressed with Blake Swihart's progress in 2015. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) Speaking of Jason Varitek, it appears it's only a matter of time before he's a big-league manager. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) John Farrell paid a visit to Hanley Ramirez. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) If you're worried about Rusney Castillo, Alex Cora wants you to relax. (Rob Bradford;...
The Republican Jan 11, 2016

Jason Varitek to be inducted to Red Sox Hall of Fame; is his future in the field or front office?

Jason Varitek will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame, but he might be returning to the field sooner than later.
Fenway Nation Jan 11, 2016
Tek, Wake, Larry And Ira (Who?) Elected To Sox HOF

Tek, Wake, Larry And Ira (Who?) Elected To Sox HOF

The Red Sox announced that three players and a former CEO have been named to the team's Hall Of Fame. Former team Captain Jason Varitek, knuckle-balling whiz Tim Wakefield and 1920s-era CF Ira Flagstead will all be enshrined this year. In addition, former Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino (now with the Pawtucket Red Sox) will also be honored in the Hall. In 15 seasons with the Red Sox, Varitek hit .256 with 193 HRs. But it was his leadership on and off the filed that made him an indispensable piece of two World Series Championship teams (2004, 2007). Wakefield's 17 season's with the...
Over the Monster Jan 11, 2016

Red Sox to induct Varitek, Wakefield, Flagstead, and Lucchino into team Hall of Fame

The Red Sox have announced the team's Hall of Fame class for 2016, including one controversial executive. Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, Ira Flagstead, and Larry Lucchino will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame as the class of 2016: Congrats to the 2016 #RedSox Hall of Fame inductees, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Larry Lucchino & Ira Flagstead! pic.twitter.com/gQx8Zwr8Cf — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) January 11, 2016 When it comes to the recent players, there are no surprises here. Jason Varitek was the team's first Captain in 14 years, and their last to date, even with the...

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