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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    USA Today Photos
    September 05, 2017 - 9:52 pm

    Tuesday was a bad day for the Red Sox. There's no doubting that.

    It sure looks like they cheated. And it sure looks like they were caught.

    But my guess is that there is a bigger story...

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    Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports
    September 01, 2017 - 12:56 am

    NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia is making $25 million this season. For the start he turned in Thursday night against the Red Sox -- which was a pretty good one -- he probaby netted around a million bucks...

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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    August 31, 2017 - 12:31 am

    TORONTO -- If a team wants to acquire a player who can play in the postseason, Friday is your last chance. The waiver trade deadline is upon us.

    For the past two months, Dave Dombrowski has...

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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    August 29, 2017 - 1:33 am

    TORONTO -- We thought we knew Rafael Devers.

    Heading into what would be a Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays Monday night, Devers had already sold himself. In 28 games, the 20-year-old...

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    Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports
    August 28, 2017 - 10:59 am

    TORONTO -- It was Aug. 28, 2011 and the Red Sox were fresh off what would be their last two-game winning streak of the season, a doubleheader sweep of the A's.

    It was the first of what would...

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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 03, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Right around the All-Star Game we fell into the annual trap of trying to figure out why baseball's demographic is so ancient.

    The NBA? Those guys show their personalities, especially on...

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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 25, 2017 - 11:48 pm

    I agree, it would have been nice if we knew who applauded on that plane, and for those who did, if they felt bad about it. But we don't definitively know who clapped, and if all who did fully...

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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 2:55 pm
    BALTIMORE -- For the first time since last Thursday Hanley Ramirez will be in the starting lineup. Ramirez will start at designated hitter for the Red Sox in their series finale against the Orioles, going up against Baltimore starter Wade Miley. Also back in for the Sox will be Dustin Pedroia, who...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 2:57 am
    BALTIMORE -- The Yankees' game was up on the clubhouse televisions. But few, if any, Red Sox players were glued to any of them. They had just beaten the Orioles again, this time by a score of 1-0 at Camden Yards Tuesday night. There was nothing out of the norm in the visitors' clubhouse. Another...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 12:09 am
    BALTIMORE -- Dave Dombrowski has taken some hits when it comes to building bullpens over the years. But now, credit has to go where credit is due. The way things are going, this Red Sox team might be carrying the best group of relievers of any American League postseason participant. It's an easy...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The sun rises, the sun sets and Jackie Bradley Jr. makes great defensive plays. The Red Sox centerfielder executed what has become commonplace, snagging a ball that most outfielders would only dream of tracking down. Tuesday night it was Chris Davis who was victimized by Bradley Jr.,...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 6:11 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Carson Smith is making for some interesting decisions. The Red Sox reliever had been brought up from Triple-A Pawtucket with hope that he would get reacclimated with the big leagues after more than a year away. But what he's done is put himself into the conversation for a spot on a...
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    USA Today Sports/Pomeranz family
    September 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Mike Pomeranz was just 12 or 13 years old when his grandfather invited him to go fishing. On their way home, the two stopped by some old baseball buddies of his mom's dad. Suddenly, the success on the lake in Northern Wisconsin was of little consequence. "Those guys could tell some...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 2:59 am
    BALTIMORE -- Who says baseball players aren't political? There was plenty of praise heading Jackie Bradley Jr.'s way after what he did during the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night. But it was Joe Kelly who offered the most unique round of applause. Bradley Jr. made another...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 12:54 am
    BALTIMORE -- Prior to the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night, Jackie Bradley Jr. got prophetic. (For a complete recap of the Red Sox win -- which cut their Magic Number to make the postseason to five -- click here.) "You have to continue to worry about the present in hoping...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 8:36 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Dustin Pedroia was back at second base Monday night, and his ailing right knee seemed to hold up just fine. It was a foul ball to the face, however, that would drive him from the game. In the fourth inning, Pedroia fouled off a Dylan Bundy pitch with the ball ricocheting off home plate...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 6:44 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Ask Eduardo Nunez about the Red Sox a few years ago and you would get a very different answer than what he was offering Monday afternoon. "When I was with the Yankees, we hated Boston," he told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles at CamdenYards. "I didn't know what...
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