Chances are this baseball negotiation article contains a typo, but you never know, the Red Sox may actually be intending to brine catcher Jason Varitek:

article: 'the Red Sox are on the verge of brining their captain back'

And they already have the option to hickory cure outfielder J.D. Drew if he gets less than 75 RBI’s for the year.

So, Varitek, if anybody from the front office comes up to you with a barrel, I’d run for it.

Jason Varitek in a barrel