Theo Epsetin and the Boston Red Sox have some holes to fill in the bullpen this off-season. But Larry Lucchino and Co. are looking to revamp the bullpens, literally, before a personnel overhaul happens in time for next season.
The Red Sox are looking to increase the width of the bullpens by nearly 8 feet in order to make it safer for pitchers to warm up, while also cutting down the dimensions in right field, and giving the home team a little more of a hitting advantage (see: Yankee Stadium).
But since Fenway Park is designated as a landmark by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and Boston Landmarks Commission, the Red Sox owners must receive permission first, before making any changes.
So while Epstein looks at the likes of Scott Downs, J.J. Putz and Jesse Crain to bolster the bullpen, Lucchino will look for some wood, paint, and contractors to help remodel the bullpens in time for 2011.