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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    Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
    June 18, 2017 - 1:12 am
    HOUSTON -- He's gone back to a place most everybody thought would never be seen again. Rick Porcello, 2017 sure looks a whole like Rick Porcello, 2015. For yet another start, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner fell victim to too many pitches in the middle the plate, too many hits,...
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    Russ Isabella/USA Today Sports
    June 17, 2017 - 10:47 pm
    Danny Ainge has done it again. According to multiple reports, the Celtics are trading the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Philadelphia for the No. 3 overall pick, and a future pick, which will be one of two scenarios. The 76ers own the Lakers' first-round pick in 2018, which will become the...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 17, 2017 - 7:33 pm
    HOUSTON -- Another right-handed starter and still Pablo Sandoval starts on the bench. With righty David Paulino on the mound for the Astros Saturday, Josh Rutledge got the nod to man third base for the Red Sox. The reason? For one, as John Farrell explained prior to the game, is simply mobility. "...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 16, 2017 - 6:23 am
    Remember when Pablo Sandoval was good? "You couldn't throw him a fastball anywhere near the plate because he would jump all over it," said one American League scout whose job was to follow the Giants, Sandoval's former team, right up through their 2014 postseason run. "And when I heard he was...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 15, 2017 - 11:13 am
    Major League Baseball is finally waking up. According to Yahoo! Sports, MLB is planning a 'Players Weekend' from Aug. 25-27 in which players can wear nicknames on the back of their uniforms. During the three days, multi-colored cleats will also be allowed, along with a personalized patch...
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    Eric Hartline/USA Today Sports
    June 14, 2017 - 10:39 pm
    Here's a prediction: Mookie Betts will be back in the American League MVP conversation by the time we hit October. It seems like a lay-up to make such a proclamation considering this was the runner-up for the award last season, and Wednesday night Betts was about as good as you could be, notching...
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    Eric Hartline/USA Today Sports
    June 14, 2017 - 9:30 pm
    Brian Johnson still hasn't escaped his string of bad luck. The Red Sox lefty had seemingly found his path to the major leagues this season, having earned the opportunity to take Eduardo Rodriguez's spot in the starting rotation while the Rodriguez recovered from a knee injury. But injury bug came...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 14, 2017 - 4:49 pm
    Pablo Sandoval better be better, for the Red Sox' sake. Because of the usage of their relievers in back-to-back extra inning games the last two days, the Sox were forced to send one of their backup infield options, Deven Marrero, to Triple-A Pawtucket in order to promote pitcher Hector Velazquez...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    June 14, 2017 - 11:12 am
    This was no accident. When Andrew Benintendi threw out Howie Kendrick at the plate with one out in the eighth inning, potentially saving the game for the Red Sox Tuesday night, it might have simply seemed like a nice toss home coupled with an ill-advised decision by the base-runner to try and score...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 13, 2017 - 11:36 pm
    We have to be fair about this. Through all the chaos and controversy that surfaced with David Price last week, there was an understanding that all of it really didn't matter much. The judge and jury when it came to Price would always be making decisions based on what the starter did as a pitcher...
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