Varitek Would Fit for Red Sox


The Red Sox clubhouse has turned into Goldilocks, the players searching for the bed that is not too hard and not too soft, but just right.

Last September, the clubhouse trampled on a players’ manager with championship pedigree. Terry Francona was too soft. So Boston enlisted Bobby Valentine, whose acerbic way has the Red Sox players complaining to ownership that he is too hard on them.

So what will be “just right” for this finicky group?

We can assume Boston, which opens a three-game set in The Bronx tonight, will have to make that decision soon. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino, who pushed for Valentine’s hiring over the objections of new GM Ben Cherington last offseason, told WEEI yesterday Valentine was safe for the season. But if a roster in hate with its current manager does not get out of its doldrums — fourth place...

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