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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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    July 17, 2017 - 9:07 pm
    As expected, the Red Sox' protest of Saturday's loss to the Yankees was denied by Major League Baseball. It was an outcome the Red Sox were expecting, with their motivation residing in simply looking at some situations a bit differently. In this case, it was the baserunner (Matt Holliday) going...
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    Mike DiNovo/USA Today Sports
    July 17, 2017 - 11:52 am
    You need a starting pitcher at the non-waiver trade deadline? Get ready to pay the price. Same thing for diving into the high-end relief pitching market. But the market for third baseman this time around seems to be a different story. The Red Sox clearly have some interest in the White Sox' Todd...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    July 15, 2017 - 11:29 pm
    For much of the five hours and 50 minutes, Fenway Park was thick with drama. But by the end, when the final out was caught and the Yankees walked off with a 4-1, 16-inning win, the excitement had morphed into one big sad trombone for the home side thanks to New York's three-run final frame. The...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    July 15, 2017 - 4:27 pm
    Prior to the Red Sox' game with the Yankees Saturday afternoon, John Farrell proclaimed Joe Kelly would be the eighth inning set-up man for Craig Kimbrel "when available." Well, Kelly might be second-most relied upon reliever in the Sox' bullpen, but he won't be available for a bit. Just before the...
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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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