Welcome to the postseason. Here are several go-to links to make your Monday a bit more bearable:
Basically, Jason Varitek is a risk, and with a payoff probably not terribly high. To me, it’s hard to understand how someone analytical like Ben Cherington would come to the conclusion that he would be a good risk to take compared to any number of safer options with experience.
Unless, of course, you bring in factors outside of just baseball, at which point it becomes easy to figure out not only why they’d be interested in Varitek, but also John Farrell. And it’s a thought which is pretty troubling. Simply put, they’re making a PR decision, not a baseball decision. Kind of like that Bobby V decision seemed to be.
That’s it. Have a happy Columbus Day and walk-off week!