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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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 12:09 am
    BALTIMORE -- Dave Dombrowski has taken some hits when it comes to building bullpens over the years. But now, credit has to go where credit is due. The way things are going, this Red Sox team might be carrying the best group of relievers of any American League postseason participant. It's an easy...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The sun rises, the sun sets and Jackie Bradley Jr. makes great defensive plays. The Red Sox centerfielder executed what has become commonplace, snagging a ball that most outfielders would only dream of tracking down. Tuesday night it was Chris Davis who was victimized by Bradley Jr.,...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 6:11 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Carson Smith is making for some interesting decisions. The Red Sox reliever had been brought up from Triple-A Pawtucket with hope that he would get reacclimated with the big leagues after more than a year away. But what he's done is put himself into the conversation for a spot on a...
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    USA Today Sports/Pomeranz family
    September 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Mike Pomeranz was just 12 or 13 years old when his grandfather invited him to go fishing. On their way home, the two stopped by some old baseball buddies of his mom's dad. Suddenly, the success on the lake in Northern Wisconsin was of little consequence. "Those guys could tell some...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 2:59 am
    BALTIMORE -- Who says baseball players aren't political? There was plenty of praise heading Jackie Bradley Jr.'s way after what he did during the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night. But it was Joe Kelly who offered the most unique round of applause. Bradley Jr. made another...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2017 - 12:54 am
    BALTIMORE -- Prior to the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night, Jackie Bradley Jr. got prophetic. (For a complete recap of the Red Sox win -- which cut their Magic Number to make the postseason to five -- click here.) "You have to continue to worry about the present in hoping...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 8:36 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Dustin Pedroia was back at second base Monday night, and his ailing right knee seemed to hold up just fine. It was a foul ball to the face, however, that would drive him from the game. In the fourth inning, Pedroia fouled off a Dylan Bundy pitch with the ball ricocheting off home plate...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 6:44 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Ask Eduardo Nunez about the Red Sox a few years ago and you would get a very different answer than what he was offering Monday afternoon. "When I was with the Yankees, we hated Boston," he told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles at CamdenYards. "I didn't know what...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2017 - 3:13 pm
    BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox and Mookie Betts have seemingly dodged a bullet. After exiting Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a thumb contusion, Betts is back in the Sox' lineup for their series opener against the Orioles at Camden Yards Monday. Also of note is the return by Dustin Pedroia to...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 17, 2017 - 8:47 pm
    You might have thought David Price pitching two perfect innings in relief was the most important element of the Red Sox' 3-2 loss to the Rays Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't. That honor would go to the health of Mookie Betts, who banged up his thumb and had to exit the game in the fifth inning. (...
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