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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    February 20, 2018 - 2:02 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It appears the Red Sox have done Bryce Brentz a favor. The team announced it had shipped the outfielder to the Pirates for cash considerations. The move comes after the impending acquisition of J.D. Martinez cut the likelihood of Brentz making the final 25-roster down...
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    February 19, 2018 - 4:53 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox have finally identified their replacement for David Ortiz. As was first reported by Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the team has finalized a deal with free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez. FanRagSports.com was first to surface the momentum. MLB.com reports it's a five-year deal...
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    February 19, 2018 - 2:04 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- They could have been any of the other fathers and sons roaming the back fields at JetBlue Park. But they weren't. They were Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and his son, Brady. With the NBA in the midst of the All-Star break, Stevens chose to use his downtime to visit Red Sox...
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    February 18, 2018 - 5:41 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Eduardo Nunez sauntered into JetBlue Park officially a member of the Red Sox at just about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. A few months ago, such a sight wouldn't have seemed possible. But there he was. "I told my agent before I was a free agent, I would love to come back," Nunez said. "The...
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    February 18, 2018 - 10:07 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Eduardo Nunez is officially back. The Red Sox announced Sunday morning that the 30-year-old infielder has been signed to a one-year deal, with a player option for 2019. According to FanRag Sports, Nunez will receive $4 million this season, with the option year also coming in at...
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    February 17, 2018 - 7:14 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Here is the line Craig Kimbrel uttered Saturday morning that we should put up on the 2018 bulletin board ... "It's a pretty stat but at the end of the day it's about winning and losing games." The stat the closer was talking about, of course, was "saves." In 2017, Kimbrel had 35...
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    February 17, 2018 - 11:54 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's one of the biggest storylines of Red Sox spring training. That's probably why David Price walked into the clubhouse Saturday morning wearing a hoodie with the words " We Need Leaders" on the back. So when asked about the dynamic in the Red Sox clubhouse when it comes to...
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    February 16, 2018 - 1:09 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Andrew Benintendi was going to be a prize client for any agent. So when he became available after his former representative, Jason Wood, ran into some controversy, it was understandable the big name agencies came calling. But after joining his parents in meeting with three...
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    February 16, 2018 - 12:46 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Last September, during a late-season series in Baltimore, Hanley Ramirez was very anxious to show off his new way of working out. He ventured from the clubhouse into the weight room, emerging with the bands that had changed the way he was doing things. The bands, of course, were...
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