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Heidi Watney Goes Off on Radio Host for Mentioning Jason Varitek Rumor

Boston radio host Michael Felger ranted Wednesday in response to the Boston Globe’s account of the Red Sox’s collapse this year. While he was ranting, he mentioned an old rumor about NESN reporter Heidi Watney and Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek. Watney heard about the rumor and defended herself with a few tweets.

If Felger was ever in the clubhouse he might be able to talk about the team with some knowledge rather than just repeating rumors. Felger is completely off base on just about everything he is saying. Ridiculous and irresponsible.”

Watney went against company policy by commenting on the rumor, and the story grew once she sent her tweets. Watney went on The Sports Hub’s morning show to further defend herself.

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Scott Boras Must Be High on Drugs

If you’re in need of a good laugh, wait no further. We have Scott Boras to credit for the following knee slapper:

Agent Scott Boras told reporters that New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada’s four-year, $52.4 million deal, which was agreed to last offseason, will serve as a benchmark for any team looking to land [Jason] Varitek.

God bless the almighty Rotoworld for passing that snippet along. Need I remind you that Jorge Posada batted .338, with 20 home runs, 90 RBI, and nearly a 1.000 OPS in his walk year? Needless to say Jason Varitek’s .220 and 43 RBI performance last season is worthy of a Posada-like contract. There was a time when their career numbers were quite similar, but there’s no doubt that Jason Varitek’s offensive production has fallen off a cliff the last three years. And if Boras thinks teams will pay $13 million a season for a defensive-minded catcher with a reputation for winning (don’t think that won’t change when he catches Cincinnati’s pitching staff), he’s absolutely on drugs. I wonder if Boras also planned to marry Heidi Klum coming out of college. Nothing wrong with setting your benchmarks high, right?