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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    November 24, 2017 - 11:53 am
    We know the names. Giancarlo Stanton. J.D. Martinez. Eric Hosmer. Let's throw another one in the mix: Jose Abreu. As the Red Sox explore options to find that "dinger hitter" (as one young caller to WEEI so aptly articulated), it's worth the time to explore the idea of targeting Abreu as a possible...
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    November 22, 2017 - 9:58 am
    When asked about Dustin Pedroia's return from knee surgery, Dave Dombrowski routinely cites May as a possibility. He also almost immediately surfaces Marco Hernandez's name as a logical replacement during Pedroia's absence. But the Red Sox have now signed another second base option that might be...
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    November 21, 2017 - 11:47 am
    When it comes to the Marlins trading Giancarlo Stanton, there has been just a trickle of news. At the GM meetings a week ago, Miami owner Derek Jeter said there were no guarantees he was going to move his highly-paid outfielder. Since then we've gotten the news that the Giants and Cardinals have...
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    November 21, 2017 - 12:27 am
    This was going to be it, the day the streak came to an end. And not only was the Celtics' stretch of wins going to conclude after 15 straight, but in the process Brad Stevens' team was going to be exposed a bit. The Mavericks completely derailed what was trending toward a C's blowout, thanks in...
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    November 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm
    The Red Sox had a few decisions to make. At the end of the day, Chandler Shepherd, Ty Buttrey and Jalen Beeks were the big winners. Monday, 8 p.m. marked the deadline to add players to teams' 40-man rosters, keeping them away from next month's Rule 5 Draft. With three spots left on their 40-man,...
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    November 20, 2017 - 4:37 pm
    You can start making your spring training plans. The Red Sox have officially released both their report dates and the Grapefruit League schedule for the 2018 exhibition season. Pitchers and catchers are slated to report to JetBlue Park Feb. 14, with the first full squad workout taking place five...
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    November 18, 2017 - 10:39 pm
    After the Celtics' 15th win in a row, Tommy Heinsohn was being Tommy Heinsohn. "This guy is going to be a superstar," said the NBC Sports Boston analyst following the C's 110-99 win over the Hawks Saturday night. (For a complete recap, click here.) Tommy and hyperbole usually have a pretty strong...
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    November 14, 2017 - 5:52 pm
    ORLANDO -- It should be made perfectly clear that when it comes to Shohei Otani, there is a lot of guessing going on. The presidents and general managers don't know exactly when Otani will be posted by his Japanese club, the Nippon Ham Fighters. ("I would hope it's before the winter meetings, but I...
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    November 14, 2017 - 5:15 pm
    ORLANDO -- Two years ago, the Red Sox needed a right-handed hitting fourth outfielder, so they committed two years and $14 million to Chris Young. This time around, they will be relying on one of their own. Speaking at the GM meetings Tuesday, Dave Dombrowski said that Bryce Brentz is the heavy...
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