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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    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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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm
    ORLANDO -- It was assumed in some circles that if the Red Sox were going to make a serious run at Giancarlo Stanton, some key pieces of their major league roster would need to go in the deal. Maybe not. (That is if Stanton actually even approved a trade to Boston, which is no certainty.) One...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
    ORLANDO -- One of the most fascinating names at the GM meetings belongs to a player few roaming the hallways at the Waldorf Astoria has seen play -- Shohei Otani. And, when the true negotiations for the Japanese star really get going, it sure looks like the Red Sox will be in the middle of the...
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    Jay Biggerstaff/USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 9:36 am
    ORLANDO -- This shouldn't come as a surprise to the Red Sox, but it is noteworthy. According to FanRag Sports, all nine of the free agents who were extended qualifying offers by their teams will decline the option to make $17.4 million for one year. Those extended offers include Eric Hosmer, Mike...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 12, 2017 - 8:47 pm
    And with the hiring of Craig Bjornson, the Red Sox and Alex Cora have completed their new coaching staff. According to major league source, the Red Sox have locked up Bjornson to serve as their bullpen coach. The 48-year-old replaces Dana LeVangie, who was moved to become the team's pitching coach...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 10, 2017 - 10:35 am
    The sad story of Daniel Flores' death is still somewhat of a mystery. The 17-year-old Red Sox prospect arrived in Boston with his mother to be examined after complaining of lower back pain. A few days later he had passed away. According to a report in the Boston Globe, a friend of Flores revealed...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 08, 2017 - 4:10 pm
    Dana LeVangie is getting his biggest break yet. The Brockton native and Whitman-Hanson High graduate has been named the new Red Sox pitching coach. LeVangie, a graduate of American International College, has served as the team's bullpen coach since 2013 and has spent his entire 27-year career in...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    November 08, 2017 - 8:37 am
    According to multiple sources, top Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores is dealing with a serious medical condition that could impact his 2018 season. While the exact diagnosis isn't known, the 17-year-old was recently in Boston to address the situation. Citing HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    November 07, 2017 - 7:54 am
    Now we can start talking about the players. The Red Sox officially crossed a major piece of their offseason to-do list off Monday with the announcement of Alex Cora as their manager. Starting Tuesday, they start digging into how the actual on-field product can be fixed. And while it's very, very...
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    Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports
    November 06, 2017 - 10:57 pm
    This was the kind of game most expected would dominate the Celtics' narrative this season: Kyrie Irving goes off just enough to help Brad Stevens' team hang on. Fair. But this 110-107 win over the Hawks Monday night wasn't representative of what we're dealing with when it comes to this team. The...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    November 06, 2017 - 2:56 pm
    Alex Cora wants to start fresh. But he also knows that a big part of the conversation heading into 2018 still has something to do with last season. Following his introductory press conference, announcing the 42-year-old as the newest Red Sox manager, Cora took questions on how he viewed one of the...
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