Wednesday, September 26, 2012

'Tek Close To Special Assistant To BenCher Job

The Defining Moment
Multiple reports indicate that former Red Sox Captain Jason Varitek will soon take on a new role: as a Special Assistant to General Manager Ben Cherington. While speculation has swirled around Varitek being named the new manager, it appears that he's much more likely to get an administrative role—allowing him to be involved system-wide in player evaluation. This would be a superb move on the part of the Red Sox, keeping a respected "lifer" in the fold as the new culture takes hold on Yawkey Way.