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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    USA Today Sports/Pomeranz family
    September 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Mike Pomeranz was just 12 or 13 years old when his grandfather invited him to go fishing. On their way home, the two stopped by some old baseball buddies of his mom's dad. Suddenly, the success on the lake in Northern Wisconsin was of little consequence. "Those guys could tell some...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 2:59 am
    BALTIMORE -- Who says baseball players aren't political? There was plenty of praise heading Jackie Bradley Jr.'s way after what he did during the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night. But it was Joe Kelly who offered the most unique round of applause. Bradley Jr. made another...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 12:54 am
    BALTIMORE -- Prior to the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night, Jackie Bradley Jr. got prophetic. (For a complete recap of the Red Sox win -- which cut their Magic Number to make the postseason to five -- click here.) "You have to continue to worry about the present in hoping...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 8:36 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Dustin Pedroia was back at second base Monday night, and his ailing right knee seemed to hold up just fine. It was a foul ball to the face, however, that would drive him from the game. In the fourth inning, Pedroia fouled off a Dylan Bundy pitch with the ball ricocheting off home plate...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 6:44 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Ask Eduardo Nunez about the Red Sox a few years ago and you would get a very different answer than what he was offering Monday afternoon. "When I was with the Yankees, we hated Boston," he told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles at CamdenYards. "I didn't know what...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 3:13 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox and Mookie Betts have seemingly dodged a bullet. After exiting Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a thumb contusion, Betts is back in the Sox' lineup for their series opener against the Orioles at Camden Yards Monday. Also of note is the return by Dustin Pedroia to...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 17, 2017 - 8:47 pm
    You might have thought David Price pitching two perfect innings in relief was the most important element of the Red Sox' 3-2 loss to the Rays Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't. That honor would go to the health of Mookie Betts, who banged up his thumb and had to exit the game in the fifth inning. (...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 17, 2017 - 11:47 am
    Due to injuries, there were really few surprises when it came to the Patriots' inactives for their game against the Saints Sunday. Included in those on the inactive list were: captains linebacker Dont'a Hightower and wide receiver Matthew Slater, defensive lineman Vincent Valentine, offensive...
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    Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
    September 17, 2017 - 11:27 am
    This might not be such a good look for Robert Kraft. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen , Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is the one owner holding up Roger Goodell getting his contract extension. Per the report, Jones has "slowed down, if not impeded" negotations for the NFL...
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    Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
    September 16, 2017 - 9:50 pm
    The Red Sox might need Rick Porcello more than they once thought. So it's a good thing this Rick Porcello is showing up. After the Red Sox' 3-1 win over the Rays, John Farrell's team now has a pitcher they could actually rely on when the postseason rolls around. Sure, Porcello is still sitting with...
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