Epstein moved with ease

When Plan A -- Bay or Holliday -- fell through, Red Sox GM was prepared

Updated: December 17, 2009, 9:31 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When Theo Epstein talked about needing a "bridge" last week, some people interpreted that to mean the Red Sox would go cheap next season while reloading for the future.

What those people failed to calculate was the going rate for bridges these days. The Lenny Zakim Bridge spanning the Charles River was built in Boston for $100 million a few years ago.

The cost of the John Lackey-Mike Cameron-Marco Scutaro bridge constructed by Epstein this ...

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