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Schilling expects Varitek back in Boston

01.29.09 at 8:46 pm ET

Curt Schilling, in his weekly appearance on the Big Show, suggested that based on his recent conversations with Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, he expects the career Sox to come to terms on a one- or two-year deal.

SCHILLING: “I’€™ve talked with Jason a couple different times about this. I think there’€™s probably some discussion going on around the parameters of a deal since it was put on the table. In fact, I know there (has been). I think you’€™re going to end up with a deal that nets Jason the $10 million over two years, somehow guaranteed or tied into some incentives, that keeps him here, or I think he might end up taking the one-year deal. I’€™m not positive, but at the end of the day I think it’€™s going to be Jason Varitek catching for the Boston Red Sox, which is really all I care about.

GLENN ORDWAY: If he can get the $10 million over two years, that makes a lot more sense.

SCHILLING. After he fires his agent, it makes a lot more sense.

ORDWAY: You think that’€™s a possibility?

SCHILLING. No I don’€™t, because I know how much Jason thinks about Scott. But I would probably be on day six of having no agent if it had been me. But again, he’€™s been with Jason for a long time, through a lot of stuff.

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