25 numerical reasons why Jason Varitek should not be re-signed by the Boston Red Sox:
37 - His age in April
.359 - His slugging percentage in 2008. A career low.
.050 - His batting average in the 2008 ALCS.
8 - the number of times he struck out in 20 AB's in the ALCS.
22% - the number of runners he threw out attempting to steal in 2008.
-2.1 - VORP for 2008 - value over replacement player.
.220 - Varitek's 2008 batting average.
423 - the number of AB's Varitek had in 2008.
.313 - Varitek's 2008 OBP, which is 33 points lower than his career OBP.
.201 - 2008 batting average hitting left handed vs. right handed pitching.
328 - the number of at bats in 2008, in which Varitek batted left handed.
102 - the number of strikeouts Jason Varitek had batting left handed in 2008.
.122 - Varitek's batting average in June 2008.
.183 - Varitek's batting average in Sept./Oct. 2008.
.157 - Varitek's 2008 batting average with 2 outs and runners in scoring position.
4 - the number of Varitek HR's at Fenway Park in 2008.
15 - Varitek's RBI total in the second half of 2008.
.293 - Varitek's left handed OBP in 2008.
.323 - Varitek's left handed slugging percentage in 2008
.175 - Varitek's batting average with runners in scoring position in 2008.
21 - the number of hits in 2008, Varitek had with runners in scoring position.
14 - percentage of line drives hit by Varitek in 2008; the lowest % among qualified players
.672 - Jason Varitek's OPS for 2008. This number is lower than Julio Lugo's.
10,400,000 - Jason Varitek's 2008 salary.
1041.3 - the number of innings Varitek caught in 2008.