Jorge Posada was signed to a 4 year, $52.4 million deal. And now Scott Boras is trying to get the same kind of deal for his client in Boston, Jason Varitek. That's $13.1 million a year, just in case you don't have a calculator handy.
Since when do .220 hitters deserve a $2.1 million raise? And since when is Jorge Posada the same as Jason Varitek?
Jason Varitek is a .238 hitter the past 3 seasons. Jorge Posada's hit .303 in that stretch. Posada was the Silver Slugger in 2007, he still has 20+ HR power.
Most importantly, THE YANKEES OVERPAID TO KEEP HIM. This is a team that signed Jason Giambi. This is a team that pays Derek Jeter $21.6 million to slug .408, and pays A-Rod to choke. This is the team that paid Roger Clemens an ungodly pro-rated salary to suck.
And before we start Boras bashing (as fun as it is), remember that Scott Boras is Jason Varitek's employee. Varitek is the boss of Boras. This is what Varitek wants.