How do the Sox improve their bullpen?
It could be Theo Epstein's biggest offseason challenge
BOSTON -- The first trade the Red Sox made that bore Theo Epstein's fingerprints was engineered when he was still assistant GM and played a key role in prying left-handed reliever Alan Embree from his former employer, the San Diego Padres.
That was in June 2002, and it was a success, Embree playing a leading role in a bullpen that went to the American League Championship Series in 2003 and won it all in '04.
Epstein spent the better part of the next eight years trying ...
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