In Seth Mnookin's new book, 'Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top,' general manager Theo Epstein emerges as a voice of reason in a Red Sox front office consumed by its zeal to be 'bigger, better, stronger' - not only on the field, but in terms of self-promotion - when a more focused, long-term approach is required. This article can be read in full with a Plus Edition account.

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