Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Gain, a Release, and a Backup

The Red Sox have been going through catchers like nobody's business. First Varitek's contract expired at the end of the '08 season. Then they signed Josh Bard, and resigned Varitek. So now they have resigned Varitek, released Josh Bard, and called up George Kottaras. Kottaras will also do the job of catching Wakefield's knucklers. He will also back up Jason Varitek who is a great catcher but is getting older and will need a day off from time to time. Kottaras spent most of last year on AAA Pawtucket, then got called up to the MLB. I'm excited to see how he does in the new season!


  1. Gotta have good catching. Varitek has been the brains of the operation for some time -- hope he can get his bat in shape so the Sox benefit on both offense and defense. And it will b interesting to see how the new kid on the block works out.

  2. Sounds like the Red Sox are working hard to get a good back-up for Varitek. I'm look forward to seeing how Kottaras works out.

  3. Hmm.... I wonder If Varitek is going to go mad... he he he he