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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    Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports
    July 14, 2017 - 8:24 pm
    And then there was one. On Nov. 25, 2014, the Red Sox rolled out a pair of press conferences at Fenway Park, first introducing Pablo Sandoval and then Hanley Ramirez. The club billed the moment as a jumping off point for how it had taken it's offensive production to another level. Nine hundred and...
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    Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports
    July 14, 2017 - 12:11 pm
    It made some sense at the time. The Red Sox needed a third baseman, preferably one that could hit from the left side. So a five-year, $95 million contract was sent Pablo Sandoval's way. But what the Red Sox were selling was something more than Sandoval should have ever represented. Over the three...
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    Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
    July 11, 2017 - 11:56 pm
    Robinson Cano was the true hero in the American League's fifth straight All-Star Game win Tuesday night. But some of the Red Sox chipped in along the way. Cano's solo blast in the 10th inning off Cubs closer Wade Davis proved to be the difference in handing the A.L. a victory, with Andrew Miller...
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    Bill Steicher/USA Today Sports
    July 11, 2017 - 1:21 pm
    According to major league sources, the Red Sox have some keen interest in Pat Neshek. That shouldn't come as a surprise. Of the two areas that this team might be looking for help at heading into the non-waiver trade deadline, late-inning reliever would almost certainly fit one of the categories...
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    Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports
    July 09, 2017 - 8:51 am
    Jayson Tatum was better than Lonzo Ball Saturday night, and Markelle Fultz sprained his ankle. It's all coming together for the Celtics. (For more on Fultz's injury, click here.) While Ball, the second overall pick in this year's draft, did manage a triple-double (11 points, 11 assists, 11 rebounds...
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    July 08, 2017 - 12:34 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Xander Bogaerts' hand is evidently better. Two days after being struck in the right hand with a 92 mph fastball, Bogaerts is returning to the Red Sox' lineup. The shortstop exited Thursday night's game in the first inning after the incident, and sat out Friday night, with...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 07, 2017 - 11:59 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It has now been 30 starts in a Red Sox uniform. It's might be time to reflect on that Drew Pomeranz trade. It's impossible to figure out the guy the Sox gave up for Pomeranz, Anderson Espinoza, is going to be. Sure, the 19-year-old has had a lost season due to forearm...
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    July 07, 2017 - 7:58 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Xander Bogaerts was hopeful he could play Friday night. But when he woke up, that option quickly went out the window. Bogaerts showed up to Tropicana Field before the Red Sox' second game of their series with the Rays with a right hand that was extremely swollen. It was, of...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 06, 2017 - 10:55 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Sale is mortal. He showed that in taking the loss at Tropicana Field Thursday night. Heck, even Pedro Martinez lost once in a while. But even when Sale offers a reminder that he might not be able to strikeout every single batter he faces, and goes on to have a game...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 06, 2017 - 9:54 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- OK, it was one game. Chris Sale was bitten by a couple of home runs on a night he still struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter. And maybe we should just chalk up the ace's fourth loss of the season to getting to the team hotel at 5 a.m. Or ... What this Rays team did do in...
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