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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    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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    July 19, 2017 - 1:25 am

    Todd Frazier was the name, but he ultimately wasn't the story.

    While so much focus had been put on how the third baseman would be a perfect fit for these Red Sox, in the end Frazier became...

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    Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports
    July 05, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gordon Hayward might have heard things about playing in Boston. He wouldn't be the first professional athlete to soak in the whispers.

    The narrative usually always crops...

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    Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
    July 01, 2017 - 11:42 pm

    David Price is right. Some people just don't understand how hard playing major league baseball is. Maybe I'm one of them.

    But I do understand what is right and wrong when it comes to what...

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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 19, 2017 - 6:12 pm
    The ultimate test will come Monday when Drew Pomeranz throws his bullpen session. But as he sat at his locker prior to Saturday night's game, the pitcher was of the mind that the back spasms he endured Friday would not keep him from making his next start. "I'm still a little tight, but that's...
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    Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
    August 19, 2017 - 5:32 pm
    Hanley Ramirez was back at first base Saturday night. And, as John Farrell explained before his team's game against the Yankees, that is something that shouldn't go under the radar. "The flexibility that Hanley -- Hanley getting back to first base has helped us a lot," Farrell said. "It's helped us...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 19, 2017 - 1:22 am
    Losing Drew Pomeranz for an extended period of time would be a fairly significant blow to these Red Sox. But after the starter exited his outing Friday night in the fourth inning with back spasms , Pomeranz said there is no need to worry. "My back just tightened up on my lower right side. It...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 19, 2017 - 1:00 am
    Mitch Moreland stood at first base a happy man. The usually stoic southerner couldn't contain his joy this time, wearing the kind of smile that he clearly saves for special occasions. That's what happens when you do what Moreland did: rip a pinch-hit single up the middle, driving in a pair of...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 18, 2017 - 8:35 pm
    On a day where the news was delivered that David Price's return is not coming any time soon , this wasn't what the Red Sox were looking for. With one out in the fourth inning Friday night, Drew Pomeranz was forced to exit his start against the Yankees due to an injury. The team announced the...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    August 18, 2017 - 5:49 pm
    A week ago, it appeared as though David Price was on the path back to the Red Sox' rotation. Now the tone regarding the pitcher has taken a turn for the worse. Red Sox manager John Farrell said prior to his team's game against the Yankees Friday night that Price has stopped his throwing program for...
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    David Butler/USA Today Sports
    August 17, 2017 - 1:01 am
    You might have forgotten, but it took until Aug. 25 before both the fans and many of the players bought into the 2013 Red Sox. A last-place finishe the year before and offseason strategy made up of Victorinos, Gomes, and Napolis had left the fandom a bit jaded. But by the time the final week of...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 11:50 pm
    Mookie Betts didn't seem concerned when the subject of Xander Bogaerts came up. "He's right where he needs to be," the outfielder said after his Red Sox beat up on the Cardinals, 10-4, Tuesday night at Fenway Park. As Bogaerts walked out of the clubhouse following the Red Sox' 11th win in their...
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