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Postby Andy1234 » Sat May 13, 2006 1:11 pm

Varitek? Is something wrong or just a Slow start?
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Postby Pochucker » Sat May 13, 2006 1:35 pm

I would be concerned because Varitek is usually better in the first half than second half. The only thing I think is wrong with him is "FatherTime". At a grueling position it can creep up on you fast.
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Postby klvrdude » Sat May 13, 2006 3:24 pm

Its worth noting that V-Tek doesn't really put too much stock in to his hitting game. He's more concerned with calling a good game for his pitchers. I recall some interviews were he 'broke out of slumps' and they woudl ask what he did differently and he would always respond by saying "nothing".
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Postby thedukeorsino » Sat May 13, 2006 3:28 pm

He just doesn't look focused at the plate. It's almost as if he's thinking about the batters due up in the next inning rather than trying to get a hit. More importantly HE doesn't ever seem frustrated if he Ks. Not that tek usually shows huge amounts of emotion, but he doesn't seem to have lost confidence in himself as a hitter. He just doesnt' seemed all that concerned about it. I bet once things settle down in terms of pitching for the sox he'll dial it up.
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Postby Red Sox Frizeak » Sat May 13, 2006 3:52 pm

varitek has always been really streaky, but this is his longest drought in quite a bit.
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Postby rentz » Sat May 13, 2006 4:46 pm

varieteks slump has actually made me glad ive had 2 catchers.
been starting pudge instead.
seriously thinking of tradeing varitek, but no one wants to give me squat
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Postby 4Pack » Sat May 13, 2006 4:54 pm

rentz wrote:varieteks slump has actually made me glad ive had 2 catchers.
been starting pudge instead.
seriously thinking of tradeing varitek, but no one wants to give me squat


Same predicament here. I have Willingham at catcher with Varitek wasting away on the bench. Can't get a single offer for him.
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Postby Kurtangletn » Sat May 13, 2006 5:07 pm

Apprently hes been battling a butt injury (no joke) according to roto, so I dont know if thats affecting him at the plate
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Postby NikkiSixx » Sat May 13, 2006 5:25 pm

Well, he is getting older, and Catchers tend to wear down quicker than players at other positions.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Sat May 13, 2006 5:44 pm

Well he's no Brian McCann :-D
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