Extra Bases

Werner blows up the bridge

Red Sox chairman Tom Werner spoke to WEEI and said the Red Sox would be aggressive in pursuing name players.

“I think that we are going to sign, I won’t promise, but we’re going to sign a significant free agent. We are going to make a trade to improve ourselves,” Werner said. “I want to assure everybody that there is no bridge year here this year. [In] 2011, we’re committed to win.”

Epstein, to his regret, termed 2010 a bridge year to prospects who would be ready down the road.

“He made a very rare mistake saying that,” Werner said. “After that, we did sign Adrian Beltre. We did sign John Lackey. Theo would be the first to say it wasn’t his finest Winston Churchill moment.”


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