Red Sox's Epstein cautiously optimistic

Updated: December 9, 2010, 8:29 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Even though Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein on Thursday would not officially announce the Carl Crawford agreement due to the player's pending physical -- which will take place Friday in Boston, according to a team source -- he made it clear the Red Sox accomplished exactly what they wanted over the last few days in adding Adrian Gonzalez and Crawford.

"We did this objectively over months and months and months," the Red Sox general manager said Thursday ...

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