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How do the Sox improve their bullpen?

It could be Theo Epstein's biggest offseason challenge

Updated: October 13, 2010, 9:09 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

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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