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A Players Perspective: The Red Sox Catching Situation

August 21, 2009

Curt Schilling and Lou Merloni were co-hosts on the Big Show on Thursday. The two former Red Sox players discussed the Red Sox catching situation.

CLICK HERE to listen to the complete audio segment on The Big Show.

Here are a couple points from the audio segment:

– Schilling: “The big thing for me is that Jason (Varitek) is here. If he is not catching everyday, he still has an impact and I think that gets lost in the shuffle…his interaction with Victor..his interaction with the pitching staff.”

– Schilling: “One of the reasons that this organization (the Red Sox) has an advantage in mind, over a lot of clubs when you get to the postseason, is the network of scouting and the depth of scouting that this club does. The information that is available to me as a pitcher and a player going into a series…they go above and beyond in a lot of different ways to present you with information and data that you can use going ahead. Jon (Lester) and Josh (Beckett) have both, to their own extent, have gotten to be guys that use data”

– Schilling: “Jason (Varitek) is and always has been a team first guy. I think if he acted in a way that was contradictory to that, I would be one of the more shocked people on the planet.”

– Merloni: “I can tell you that (Jason) Varitek has had a shoulder for about a month and a half and the neck for about month. This has been bothering him now for the last month and he has been playing because deep down he realizes, just like last year, my offense will struggle, but I can still bring things to the team defensively when I catch these big guns.”

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2009 1:10 pm

    Re: Varitek… Deep down he knows he stinks fakes injury he knows its the end of the road for him! Schilling stole 8 mil from Boston how much did Jimmy Fund get? Mr Big Mouth!!!!!!!

  2. August 22, 2009 8:51 am

    The Sox certainly have two amazing catchers who should be respected throughout the game. Their captain brings so much more to the team than just a physical presence behind the plate; one of those intangibles that great players have. If they keep playing the way they have, the only “catching” Boston will be talking about is the Wild Card.

  3. August 23, 2009 7:55 pm

    It will be interesting to see what, if any, difference it will make for Beckett having Tek in there tonight.

  4. August 26, 2009 7:18 am

    Victor Martinez is a great addition to the Sox offensively but we can’t forget about the intangibles that Varitek brings to the team. The Sox are lucky to have them both!

  5. Mister Snitch permalink
    August 26, 2009 9:39 am

    I hadn’t seen Curt’s revised blog (since his joining up with WEEI), So I hadn’t seen the new logo. That is the best imaging of an athlete I have ever seen (and I’m a designer). It’s more illustration than photo. Really beautiful.

  6. boston sucks permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:07 am

    Why are you still mouthing out you media whore? Why doesn’t someone stick his bloody sock into his mouth. Classless fat F*ck. I hope you were front row to watch the classless Patriots go 18*-1. I cant wait till it comes out that you did steroids.

  7. Otis in R I permalink
    September 7, 2009 10:15 am

    Are you alrite? Veritek sucks!!!

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