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Gammons On Varitek, Teixeira

Posted on: January 7, 2009 7:03 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2009 8:40 pm

7:21pm Here is a link to the actual radio clip.

6:01pm Chad Finn of the Boston Globe recaps Peter Gammons' appearance today on WEEI.

  • Gammons believes the Red Sox would sign Jason Varitek if he offered his services for $2MM. Gammons still believes the Red Sox would prefer to take the draft picks and trade for a different catcher.
  • Gammons says the player's association was "strongly advising" agents to turn down arbitration offers, but that in the end it cost players like Varitek a lot of money.
  • Gammons says a lot of players could be looking for jobs in the spring, noting that AJ Burnett's agents did a great job considering the Yankees wanted Derek Lowe. As a result, Lowe (a Boras client) is now without a job.
  • Gammons called Mark Teixeira Scott Boras' "ultimate client" and that Teixeira is "very well-programmed."
  • He notes that there was a lot of "testiness" between Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez in Texas and Gammons wonders how Teixeira will handle the high expectations that come with playing in New York.

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Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2009 2:07 pm

Gammons On Varitek, Teixeira

Gammons is such a hack! He is a Red Sox apologist from way back & will say most anything to stir the pot w/the Yankees. Go back to Cape Cod your irrelevant now.

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