Iglesias an offseason bright spot

Updated: November 18, 2009, 8:19 AM ET
By Peter Gammons | ESPNBoston.com

We aren't even at the point when free agents can begin signing with new teams, and the Red Sox contingent essentially felt the general managers' meetings were a waste of time. But Jason Varitek's return decided one issue, which allows them to move on to the Jason Bay-Matt Holliday discussions and how best to fill their traditional question at shortstop.

Before Varitek decided to pick up his $3 million option and return at the age of 38 to the Red Sox, the club had explored other ...

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