Rob Bradford

Rob Bradford joined WEEI.com after serving as a Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald and the Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.). Prior to manning the Red Sox beat, he spent several years at the Lowell Sun. He has written two books: “Chasing Steinbrenner,” following the front offices of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays through the 2003 season, and “Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Discovering the Champion Within,” which he co-authored with Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

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    July 07, 2017 - 11:59 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It has now been 30 starts in a Red Sox uniform. It's might be time to reflect on that Drew Pomeranz trade. It's impossible to figure out the guy the Sox gave up for Pomeranz, Anderson Espinoza, is going to be. Sure, the 19-year-old has had a lost season due to forearm...
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    July 07, 2017 - 7:58 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Xander Bogaerts was hopeful he could play Friday night. But when he woke up, that option quickly went out the window. Bogaerts showed up to Tropicana Field before the Red Sox' second game of their series with the Rays with a right hand that was extremely swollen. It was, of...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 06, 2017 - 10:55 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Sale is mortal. He showed that in taking the loss at Tropicana Field Thursday night. Heck, even Pedro Martinez lost once in a while. But even when Sale offers a reminder that he might not be able to strikeout every single batter he faces, and goes on to have a game...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 06, 2017 - 9:54 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- OK, it was one game. Chris Sale was bitten by a couple of home runs on a night he still struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter. And maybe we should just chalk up the ace's fourth loss of the season to getting to the team hotel at 5 a.m. Or ... What this Rays team did do in...
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    July 06, 2017 - 8:28 pm
    Kelly Olynyk has his payday. After the Celtics agreed to make the forward an unrestricted free agent earlier this week, Olynyk took advantage. The 26-year-old's agent, Greg Lawrence has told ESPN that his client has agreed to a four-year deal with the Miami Heat worth more than $50 million. The...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 06, 2017 - 7:50 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Suddenly, making the All-Star team seems secondary for Xander Bogaerts. The Red Sox shortstop exited Thursday night's game in the first inning with a right hand contusion after being hit by a Rays starting pitcher Jacob Faria pitch in the first inning. X-rays were negative,...
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    July 06, 2017 - 7:28 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Eduardo Rodriguez was with the Red Sox at Tropicana Field Thursday, but that doesn't mean he's going to stay with them. Prior to his team's series opener against the Rays, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Rodriguez will have to make one more trip to the minors while...
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    Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports
    July 05, 2017 - 8:53 pm
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tzu-Wei Lin isn't heading back down to the minor leagues any time soon. The player who at first glance was slated to be a short-term fill-in has seemingly out of nowhere established himself as a valued member of the Red Sox big league team. Heading into Wednesday night's series...
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    July 05, 2017 - 1:27 am
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The last we heard from David Price was just before the Red Sox boarded their team plane for Toronto, last Thursday. Tuesday night, there was some catching up to do. After his six innings of shutout ball against the Rangers in what would be an 11-4 Red Sox win over Texas, Price...
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    July 04, 2017 - 1:41 am
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dustin Pedroia has now played in 1,510 major league games. Monday night might have been his best. "Tonight with Pedroia, he's had a lot of great seasons here, a lot of great games, but tonight might be one of the better games he's ever played in this uniform," said Red Sox...
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