So if Beckett almost never pitches to Victor, and if Beckett will probably be our number one starter come playoff time, is it safe to assume Varitek will be starting game one of a playoff series with either Lowell or Ortiz sitting?
No way to be certain, but I honestly lean towards thinking that yes, that will be the case. It all depends on how insistent Beckett will be about it. He could come around and appreciate that Tek not being in the lineup helps the cause, or he could stubbornly insist on using only his personal caddy.
I think the least we can all hope for is that Beckett will get lined up against lefties in the playoffs, Saunders in the first round etc., so at least Tek will not bat lefty.
Just imagine how ugly it could get if the Sox get to the World Series and Beckett pitches on the road.