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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    December 15, 2017 - 2:07 pm
    Carlos Santana was the Red Sox' No. 3 free agent target. There is J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, and then was the former Indians first baseman. Now, he's no longer any kind of option. According to multiple reports, Santana has agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the Phillies, with a club...
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    December 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
    Heading into the 2014 winter meetings, there was some optimism the Red Sox might be able to re-sign Jon Lester. John Henry had visited Lester a few days prior at the pitcher's Georgia home, and it certainly appeared as though the Red Sox were going to go all-in to get their ace back. But then, in...
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    December 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It should be noted that Scott Boras' hour-long get-together with the assembled media at the MLB winter meetings wasn't all that different than most years. Word is passed down on the third day of the event when Boras will appear, along with the general location his informal...
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    December 13, 2017 - 5:51 pm
    LAKE BUENA VISTA -- It was Wednesday afternoon's biggest news: Marcell Ozuna had been traded to the Cardinals. Obviously, the reason for all the hub-bub at the MLB winter meetings was because, A. Very little has happened over the first three days at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, and B. Ozuna is a...
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    December 13, 2017 - 8:13 am
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Red Sox evidently aren't limiting themselves to free agents when it comes to the pursuit of a big bat. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , the Sox asked the A's about the availability of slugger Khris Davis. According to the article, Oakland has no plans to move...
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    December 11, 2017 - 6:01 pm
    BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Two hours after Giancarlo Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, said the Red Sox never showed any interest in his client, while also suggesting Dave Dombrowski said his team was prioritizing pitching, the Sox' president of baseball operations told a different story. Meeting with the...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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