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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 21, 2017 - 2:45 am
    BALTIMORE -- By the time the Red Sox were officially a postseason team, they were already jetting their way to Cincinnati. After the Sox took care of their part of the bargain with a 9-0 win over the Orioles Wednesday night, the second part of the equation when it comes to narrowing the Magic...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 11:48 pm
    BALTIMORE -- It wouldn't seem that 12 pitches are about to make or break Chris Sale. That didn't mean those offerings weren't going to lead to some spirited conversation. Sitting at 99 pitches, with his team carrying an eight-run lead, Sale was called upon by Red Sox manager John Farrell to go out...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 10:18 pm
    BALTIMORE -- He didn't look all that tired. Just when it was getting easier and easier to dig in on the narrative that Chris Sale was going to limp into the postseason a shadow of his previously dominant self, along came Wednesday night's reminder. The ace was an ace again. Sale did everything the...
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    Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 9:07 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Deven Marrero has done his fair share for the Red Sox this season, most recently hitting a two-run homer against the Orioles Wednesday night. He also has stabilized third base while filling in admirably while other infielders healed up throughout the 2017 campaign. But Marrero's value...
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    Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 6:52 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The conversation started as some enlightenment as to how Hanley Ramirez was going to manage these bad shoulders of his, the ones that have kept him out the lineup for almost week. Wednesday night marked the first time since last Thursday he was back in the batting order, so some kind...
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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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