Pitching coach John Farrell and catcher Jason Varitek #33 talk with starting pitcher Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on October 13, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

In his last blog post over at 38 Pitches, Curt Schilling examined the Jason Varitek situation and took a look at three different scenarios including taking a look at the World Series teams each year and their catching situation. This time around with the help of Gary Marbry, they examine all the way back to 1980.

And after all that examination, this is what Schilling had to say about everything.

Throw out what’s happened, it’s meaningless at this point. ‘Tek declined arbitration, the Sox walked away, Boras f’d this up in about 50 different ways but the facts are that ‘Tek wants to play here, he hasn’t signed yet, and this team doesn’t have it’s starting catcher for the 2009 season.

I’m hoping the past weekend was a good sign in that Jason has taken this on himself and met with Mr Henry to try and make that happen. I can’t imagine him wearing another uniform, I can’t imagine him not being the Captain on this team and retiring here.

I’m with Schill when he says he can’t imagine Tek wearing any other uniform than that of the Red Sox and not retiring with the Red Sox. While I’ve been conflicted as of late, I do think he’ll probably be back with the Red Sox for the next two years.

I see the Red Sox giving him a deal of either 2 years, $10-15 million or a 1-year contract with an option that would pay him the same amount.