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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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    December 11, 2017 - 4:07 pm
    BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Well, this was an interesting turn. While everyone was wondering why Giancarlo Stanton didn't put the Red Sox on his list of preferred teams to land with, it appears the point was moot. Speaking at the MLB winter meetings, Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, said that Boston never...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    December 11, 2017 - 11:24 am
    BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There are a few similarities when it comes to Kevin Cash and Alex Cora. Not only were they teammates on the 2008 Red Sox (both serving in backup roles), but the pair also found themselves as first-year major league managers despite very little coaching experience. Cash, who is...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 09, 2017 - 8:45 am
    The Yankees have made the most Yankees of moves. According to multiple reports, New York has executed a blockbuster trade, reeling in Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. Jon Heyman of FanRag.com was first to report the completion of the deal, pending Stanton's approval and a physical. The Yankees...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 09, 2017 - 12:26 am
    Here's how the Celtics lost ... A 40-year-old Manu Ginobili made a three-pointer with five seconds remaining, getting it off just inches away from the outstretched hand of Al Horford. Then, as he usually does, Celts coach Brad Stevens managed to get a clean look for his best player, Kyrie Irving,...
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    Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
    December 08, 2017 - 9:13 am
    The Red Sox nightmare scenario has been officially presented. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Giancarlo Stanton has presented the Marlins with four teams he would accept a trade to -- the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros and (wait for it) the Yankees. Craig Mish of Sirius XM was first to report the...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 08, 2017 - 8:30 am
    We now have one of the first examples of how the Red Sox will look under Alex Cora. Appearing on WEEI Thursday night, the Red Sox manager revealed that Mookie Betts is slated to be his leadoff hitter. Betts spent half of the Red Sox' games in 2017 at the top of their lineup, manning the spot 81...
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    December 06, 2017 - 10:17 am
    Alex Cora has experienced his first bit of drama as the manager of the Red Sox, but his boss isn't really interested in making anything of it. Dave Dombrowski was asked by WEEI's Kirk Minihane at Tuesday night's "Globies" award ceremony about the NBC Sports Boston report that stated Cora had gotten...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    December 05, 2017 - 10:46 am
    LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- The question was put to one of the big league players attending the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic. (And, no, the player was not named David Ortiz.) "Jose Abreu or Carlos Santana?" The reason for the question was that both first basemen had been recently...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 03, 2017 - 6:45 pm
    The Red Sox dream of convincing Shohei Ohtani to play in Boston has come to an end. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed to WEEI.com that his club was not one of the teams invited by Ohtani and his representatives to make a presentation to the 23-year-old in person...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    December 02, 2017 - 1:28 pm
    LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- At the time he sent the participants in the David Ortiz Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament on their way for Saturday's 18 holes, the former Red Sox slugger still hadn't heard the news. "Aaron Boone from ESPN?" Ortiz was just told that former New York third baseman,...
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