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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    Fernando Abad (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
    March 16, 2017 - 2:53 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two weeks from Monday it all starts. So, with the Red Sox taking on the team they are opening the regular season with, Pittsburgh, Thursday night at JetBlue Park, it seemed like a good time to offer what's what when it comes to the club's roster. "Where is our left-handed relief...
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    Eduardo Rodriguez (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today)
    March 15, 2017 - 8:06 am
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Eduardo Rodriguez could have joined the excitement in San Diego. He instead to focus on his real job. Prior to his team's game against the Rays Wednesday, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Rodriguez had been asked by Team Venezuela to join its club for the next round at...
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    Rick Porcello will start on Opening Day. (Mark L. Baer/USA Today Sports)
    March 15, 2017 - 7:40 am
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- You win a Cy Young Award, the honors keep coming. Before facing the Rays on Wednesday, Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed that Rick Porcello will start on Opening Day against the Pirates at Fenway Park. Farrell said Chris Sale will start the second game, and that the...
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    Manny Delcarmen (WEEI.com photo)
    March 14, 2017 - 8:19 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A blast from the past is looking for one more run with the Red Sox. Manny Delcarmen, who last pitched in the major leagues in 2010, worked out for the Sox Tuesday morning at JetBlue Park in an attempt to latch out with his former organization as a minor-leaguer. The 35-year-old...
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    David Price (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
    March 14, 2017 - 6:31 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Farrell offered another hint that David Price's return to action won't be a hurried process. Meeting with the media Tuesday morning at JetBlue Park, Farrell regarding Price, "I think, at this point, it'd be hard to see him ready to go at the start of the season. We really...
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    Steven Wright (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
    March 13, 2017 - 7:08 pm
    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- With Steven Wright on the mound for the first time this Grapefruit League season, Monday seemed like a good time to broach the topic. After what happened last season with the knuckleballer, would Farrell hesitate pinch-running a pitcher this season? "No, not at all," the Red Sox...
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    Carson Smith (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
    March 13, 2017 - 8:02 am
    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- When draw up predictions for the Red Sox bullpen in 2017, it's often easy to forget the guy who was supposed to be their eighth-inning answer a year ago. Monday back in Fort Myers, Carson Smith put himself back into the conversation The reliever, who first had elbow discomfort...
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    Isaiah Thomas was held to 21 points Friday night. (Chris Humphreys/USA Today Sports)
    March 11, 2017 - 4:25 am
    It's getting to be crunch-time. That's why losses like the one to Denver Friday night should feel uneasy for the Celtics. After dropping a 119-99 decision to the No. 8 team in the Western Conference, Brad Stevens' club finds itself in the Eastern Conference's No. 3 spot, percentage points behind No...
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    David Price (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
    March 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was exactly one week ago that the Red Sox got the news that David Price wouldn't need surgery. Now we have a clearer picture of what the next week will hold for the injured pitcher. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, Price is on the verge of finally throwing a...
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