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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 29, 2017 - 6:49 am
    This was one of those games where it sure felt like home runs might be important. The Red Sox are still in first-place after their 4-1 loss to the Twins Wednesday night. This wasn't the be-all, end-all when it comes to the state of this team. But the whole ball of wax -- no Hanley Ramirez, the...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    June 28, 2017 - 5:59 pm
    It was not the normal batting practice image. One day after throwing 30 pitches in his four-out save against the Yankees, Craig Kimbrel could be seen in deep center field at Yankee Stadium. That wasn't uncommon. What wasn't the norm was that his manager, John Farrell, had joined him for what...
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    USA Today Sports
    June 28, 2017 - 3:50 pm
    Hanley Ramirez is out of the lineup for a third straight game, but that means Sam Travis gets another chance. The Red Sox regular designated hitter is closer to returning, manager John Farrell said on the Dale & Holley Show, but is not starting against Twins lefty starter Adalberto Mejia...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    June 27, 2017 - 9:17 am
    The White Sox have had a scout at every one of the games during the Red Sox' recent homestand. Simply due diligence? Perhaps. But it also might advance what should be a very interesting conversation. Of the two spots the Red Sox would seem to be eyeing heading into the non-waiver trade deadline are...
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    USA Today Sports
    June 26, 2017 - 1:54 pm
    One year after the Red Sox managed to get four position players in the American League All-Star Game's starting lineup, it looks like they will be shutout this time around. With just four days of fan voting left, the closest the Red Sox have to entering the upper-echelon in terms of balloting is...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 25, 2017 - 1:27 am
    After six starts, it's a good time to see what the Red Sox have in David Price. There was a lot for the Sox to be encouraged by after watching Price's latest start. He finished with his third quality start of the season, allowing three runs over six innings, while showing much-improved command than...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    June 24, 2017 - 10:01 pm
    John Farrell has his first ejection of the season. And, boy, was it a doozy. In the seventh inning of his team's game against the Angels Saturday night, the Red Sox manager came out to argue the call by home plate umpire Ryan Blakney that Fernando Abad committed a balk. The ump's determination...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    June 24, 2017 - 6:06 pm
    The Red Sox might be close to actually having their entire rotation intact. Eduardo Rodriguez took his last step before heading out on a rehab assignment, throwing a 68-pitch simulated game at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. It was the first time the lefty had faced live hitters since going on the...
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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    June 24, 2017 - 5:38 pm
    This wasn't how the Red Sox drew up the plans when it came to managing their infield. Remember how it was supposed to work? You had Pablo Sandoval at third base, with the chance that Josh Rutledge could see some at-bats against lefty pitching. And if that didn't work, Marco Hernandez and/or Brock...
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    Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
    June 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
    Many were wondering if there was going to be a reunion between Dave Dombrowski and Doug Fister. Well, it's happened. As was first reported by SB Nation, the Red Sox have claimed the 33 year old starting pitcher off waivers from the Angels, meaning they will be forced to add Fister to the 40-man...
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