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The buzz is all Boston

Theo's big moves stun the baseball world and excite Red Sox players

Updated: December 10, 2010, 8:42 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While most of the baseball world was still stunned Thursday by the Boston Red Sox acquisition of free-agent outfielder Carl Crawford, the scope of the deal -- seven years worth $142 million -- wasn't a surprise.

Sox general manager Theo Epstein made two major transactions in the past week, first trading for slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and then adding Crawford. And Epstein still is not done, as his focus now is the bullpen.

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