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 Sports
    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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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    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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    Butch Dill/USA Today Sports
    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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    USA Today Sports
    November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am
    ORLANDO -- Scott Boras will most likely be doing his thing with the assembled media at the GM meetings Wednesday, singing the praises of such clients as J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer. That's his job. What's interesting is listening to some of the other folks who are around these potential Red Sox...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 14, 2017 - 8:58 am
    ORLANDO -- It was assumed that the Marlins would have to make a choice. Either they get a haul of prospects for Giancarlo Stanton, or punt on securing a boatload of talent in exchange for someone taking on a hefty portion of the $295 million owed the outfielder. But, at this point, it appears as...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 10:12 pm
    ORLANDO -- A big piece of the equation when trying to figure out what kind of player the Red Sox can secure for their new power bat is Hanley Ramirez. If someone such as Eric Hosmer or Carlos Santana is scooped up via free agency, they can play first base while Ramirez slides into the designated...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm
    ORLANDO -- It was assumed in some circles that if the Red Sox were going to make a serious run at Giancarlo Stanton, some key pieces of their major league roster would need to go in the deal. Maybe not. (That is if Stanton actually even approved a trade to Boston, which is no certainty.) One...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
    ORLANDO -- One of the most fascinating names at the GM meetings belongs to a player few roaming the hallways at the Waldorf Astoria has seen play -- Shohei Otani. And, when the true negotiations for the Japanese star really get going, it sure looks like the Red Sox will be in the middle of the...
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    Jay Biggerstaff/USA Today Sports
    November 13, 2017 - 9:36 am
    ORLANDO -- This shouldn't come as a surprise to the Red Sox, but it is noteworthy. According to FanRag Sports, all nine of the free agents who were extended qualifying offers by their teams will decline the option to make $17.4 million for one year. Those extended offers include Eric Hosmer, Mike...
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