It starts at the top in any company, and the Red Sox are no different. General manager Theo Epstein (right) and his baseball operations staff built this team with a $161 million payroll, and Red Sox fans don't expect it to have any glaring flaws. The starting rotation, catcher, and the two corner outfield spots have been major problems this season, and those problems fall on Epstein. While a general manager can't control injuries, he is accountable for signings like Carl Crawford (left), John Lackey, and J.D. Drew, as well as a pitching staff that was forced to rely heavily on Tim Wakefield and Kyle Weiland.