We all know that Varitek is not the hitter he use to be. All we ever hear is his value to the pitching staff. Now his glove is starting to fail him. He has had multiple pass balls in this series already. He is also far worst than his 220 average reflects. His biggest problem with the bat is his situational hitting. Put a guy on third with less than 2 outs and Varitek is the last gut in the world I want to see at bat. He will pop out strike out or foul out. He will do anything, but score the run. All that is needed is a ground ball to the right side of the infield or a fly ball deep enough to score the runner. Please do not resign Varitek. Offer him arbitration and if he does not take it, accept the draft pick compensation and move on.