2. Should the Red Sox re-sign Jason Varitek?
For a long time, thanks largely to Varitek, the Red Sox were elite at the catcher position. Now ... not so much. During the regular season, Red Sox catchers ranked 13th among the 14 American League teams in OPS, 13th in slugging, 10th in on-base percentage, last in batting average, 12th in RBIs, 13th in total bases and last in runs scored. We all know what Varitek, who will be a free agent this offseason, means to the club behind the plate, but the Sox can't afford an automatic out in the lineup, either. The point: Either Varitek needs help, particularly from the left side of the plate, or the Red Sox have to do something even more drastic.
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