Theo Epstein Pleased With Daniel Bard’s Ability to Fix Issues in One Bullpen Session, But Has Come to Expect Right-Hander’s Confidence

Carl Crawford has had a rough first season with the Red Sox. But general manager Theo Epstein thinks that Crawford taking accountability for his his struggles could be the first step toward him turning things around.

Epstein told NESN's Peter Gammons prior to Tuesday's game against the Orioles that Crawford knows what he's doing when it comes to his work ethic and that his tale with the Sox is not yet written. Epstein expressed confidence that Crawford will help the team win a lot of games going forward.

Epstein also discussed Daniel Bard and the struggles that he recently went through. He said that he was pleased with Bard's desire to take the ball night in and night out during his slump in an attempt to right the ship. The Sox GM isn't surprised that Bard wanted the ball, though, as he's come to expect confidence from the young right-hander.

To hear what else Epstein had to say in his conversation with Gammons, check out the video above from Red Sox Gameday Live Presented by UNO.

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