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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    April 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
    The Red Sox' rotation continues, with Jackie Bradley Jr. not getting the start this time around. On his 28th birthday, Bradley Jr. is the odd man out to begin the series finale between the Red Sox and Angels Thursday night, with J.D. Martinez getting another start in left field. Bradley Jr.'s bat...
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    April 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
    It's easy for the casual observer to suggest Mookie Betts is going to have a career year. When you watch what he has been doing through the first 17 games it seems like a no-brainer. But when his manager definitively offers a prediction along the lines of what Alex Cora gave Dale & Keefe...
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    April 18, 2018 - 3:24 pm
    There have been a lot of surprises early on for these Red Sox. Even with a perceived soft schedule out of the gate, few would have ever predicted their 14-2 start. And dominating in virtually every starting pitching and hitting statistical category couldn't have pegged by most. But what Alex Cora...
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    April 18, 2018 - 1:42 am
    It's time. As we sit here now watching Mookie Betts play every day, this is a guy who can officially sidle up to Mike Trout. That's right, the Mike Trout. The guy who becomes the MVP favorite the minute he shows up to spring training. The player who actually finished fourth last season despite...
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    April 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
    Here comes Shohei Ohtani. The Red Sox face off with the Angels' starter Tuesday night, supplying really no surprises in their lineup. Christian Vazquez will catch Sox starter David Price, with Brock Holt hitting ninth and playing shortstop. As for the approach, that isn't really an mystery either,...
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    April 13, 2018 - 11:55 pm
    It has been one of the most remarkable two-week turnarounds in recent Red Sox history. This has nothing to do with wins and losses, or playing good or bad. The story of Joe Kelly's past 15 days is all about public perception. Flash back to March 29 at Tropicana Field, when Kelly four-run implosion...
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    April 13, 2018 - 10:33 pm
    Well, we still haven't seen the Blue Jays. It was no secret that everyone who followed the great game of baseball knew the Red Sox and Yankees were almost certainly going to be atop the American League East, with a sizable drop-off to a third-place team. Fair. But after watching New York come to...
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    April 13, 2018 - 8:06 pm
    Drew Pomeranz said earlier in the week that his goal Friday was to not worry about anything other than pitching. The strategy seemed to work. The lefty was still regretting how he approached his previous rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, suggesting worries about his flexor tendon and rusty...
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    April 12, 2018 - 10:38 pm
    Starting with his introductory press conference, Alex Cora has insinuated Craig Kimbrel's usage might be a bit different this season, introducing the idea of bringing in the reliever earlier than the ninth inning to face a key part of the batting order at a key part of the game. The plan would then...
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    April 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
    There was another hit batsman in the Red Sox' series against the Yankees, except this one didn't seem like it was intentionally executed. With one out and a runner on first base in the first inning, New York starter Sonny Gray hit Hanley Ramirez in the left wrist with a tailing 94 mph fastball...
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