Bard should bolster bullpen

He figures to stabilize set-up role for Red Sox

Updated: January 14, 2010, 9:24 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Spring training is less than five weeks away. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein appears to have wrapped up his offseason shopping, barring a minor tweak here or there.

Time to take a look at the team he has assembled, position by position. We'll start with the bullpen.

2009 performance: If the Red Sox appeared to have a clear edge over the Los Angels Angels entering the division playoffs, it was in the bullpen. Instead, Ramon Ramirez and Takashi Saito combined to give ...

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