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
    September 10, 2017 - 7:21 pm
    It's not too often you get a replay that goes beyond inconclusive to just flat-out wrong. But the Red Sox seemed to be on the wrong end of one of those Sunday. With one out and Christian Vazquez at third base, Sam Travis lofted a fly ball to medium depth right field. Tampa Bay right fielder Mallex...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 10, 2017 - 4:57 pm
    It's a win and loss business, so business has not been good for Rick Porcello. Sunday afternoon against the Rays, Porcello dropped his 17th game of the season, with the Red Sox losing, 4-1. That is one-seven. And when he has taken the mound this season, the Red Sox are just 13-17. Not good. (For...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 10, 2017 - 2:25 pm
    The longstanding feud between Ray Allen and his former teammates from the 2008 world championship Celtics may be coming to an end. Appearing at an event together in China, Allen and Paul Pierce posed together for a photo, with the former Boston captain including in his Instagram post #...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 10, 2017 - 12:04 am
    There wasn't much more that could have gone right for the Red Sox Saturday night. Chris Sale got back to dominating, while getting to call it a night after just six innings and 97 pitches. The Red Sox' offense put a licking on Tampa Bay pitching, scoring all nine of its runs by the time the fourth...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 09, 2017 - 8:14 pm
    While John Farrell is hesitant to talk about specific plans for the postseason, he will entertain how the idea of a trip to the playoffs might make these Red Sox better for the final three weeks of the regular season. "I’ll be honest with you, that’s going on currently in my mind, with every phase...
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    Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports
    September 09, 2017 - 5:53 pm
    The Red Sox have never relied on their spring training facility like they will Sunday. JetBlue Park will not only serve as a command center for the city of Fort Myers during Hurricane Irma, but also is planning to house many family members of Red Sox players and personnel. "What's going to take...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 09, 2017 - 5:26 pm
    The rest hasn't fixed the problem. After giving Xander Bogaerts a few days off to begin September, with the hope that he would rediscover a swing that had left him for the previous two month, the shortstop's struggles have continued. Since returning to the lineup, Bogaerts is just 2-for-17, leading...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 09, 2017 - 5:09 pm
    The idea of David Price actually getting a chance to start a major league game before the end of the regular season is still in play. The Red Sox pitcher faced hitters for the first time since going on the 10-day disabled list July 28, throwing all his offerings in a 32-pitch session at Fenway Park...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 09, 2017 - 11:05 am
    Leaning on a 20-year-old in a pennant race is usually an uneasy proposition. And leading up to the last few days, that certainly seemed to be the case when it came to the Red Sox' reliance on Rafael Devers. From Aug. 20 until Sept. 3, Devers had seemingly come back to reality, hitting .179 with a ...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    September 08, 2017 - 10:25 pm
    The time off worked out for Drew Pomeranz Friday night. The Red Sox pitcher got his extra day of rest, and then proceeded to get the same sort of results that he had become used to since May 25. (The starter has a 2.79 ERA since that date.) Pomeranz mowed down the Rays on the way to his 15th win of...
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