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In many instances, it wouldn't be unusual or noteworthy for a 19-year-old minor leaguer to show up to the second spring training of his pro career in the best shape of his life. But the fact that Anthony Rizzo showed up in that condition is little short of remarkable.

Majors | #2009#Boston Red Sox#Organization Reports

Setting Up Success

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In six years under general manager Theo Epstein, the Red Sox have enjoyed more on-field success than any team in baseball. Boston has been to the playoffs five times, winning two championships and coming just one win short of reaching two additional World Series. During that time, the primary goal of the Red Sox has been, in Epstein's words, "to build a healthy foundation that could put us in position to have sustained success." By all indications, the Sox have done precisely that.

Majors | #2008#Awards#Executive Of The Year