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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    DeMar DeRozan torched the Celtics for 41 points Tuesday night. (Tom Szczerbowski/USA Today Sports)
    January 10, 2017 - 5:29 pm
    This was supposed to be as inspirational as a mid-January game could be. Beat the Raptors, draw even with Toronto for second seed in the Eastern Conference, and prove yourselves to closer to Cleveland than ever before. That was the plan for the Celtics. The plan fell apart with one Raptors' fourth-...
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    Former first-round pick Brian Bogusevic has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)
    January 08, 2017 - 10:20 am
    You might not be very familiar with Brian Bogusevic, one of the newest players to agree to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox. But the players taken just before and after him in the first-round of the 2005 will ring a bell. Back in 2005, Bogusevic was a left-handed pitcher out of Tulane...
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    January 02, 2017 - 4:49 am
    Monday morning reminder: As far as Tom Brady is concerned "sugar" is a four-letter word. All we know of the liquid Tom Brady can be seen guzzling down on the sidelines during games is that it's light green. Outside of the color, the contents were a mystery ... until Gerry Callahan asked the...
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    Isaiah Thomas has earned superstar status. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
    December 30, 2016 - 6:26 pm
    Isaiah Thomas deserves a different kind of conversation. OK, maybe it took the Celtics guard scoring 52 points in his team's 117-114 win over the Heat Friday night to jump-start the conversation. And scoring a franchise-record 29 points in the fourth quarter -- coming two away from Wilt Chamberlain...
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    Isaiah Thomas netted a franchise-record nine three-pointers Friday night. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
    December 30, 2016 - 4:56 pm
    It is the most uncomplicated team in recent memory. When it comes to the Celtics, the reality is simple: they are one player away. This has nothing to do with the Celtics' 117-114 win over a bad Miami Heat team, back-to-back games, or not having Avery Bradley for Friday night's game. What...
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    Avery Bradley is missing his first game of the season, Friday night. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
    December 30, 2016 - 1:55 pm
    Avery Bradley was not available for the Celtics' game against the Heat Friday night. He wasn't even at TD Garden. Upon first blush, the news would have seemed to be a result of a jammed left thumb suffered on a blocked shot by LeBron James Thursday night. But that was not the case. Bradley's...
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    Blake Swihart is still valued by the Red Sox. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
    December 30, 2016 - 2:42 am
    Word out of Arizona (courtesy the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro) is that former Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen, who currently holds the same title with the Diamondbacks, asked about the availability of catchers Christian Vazquez and/or Blake Swihart. The answer back from the Red Sox, per the...
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    Brock Holt figures to be more pivotal than ever to the Red Sox plans. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports)
    December 28, 2016 - 6:06 pm
    OK, they didn't take the three-year, $60 million plunge with Edwin Encarnacion. Instead the Red Sox are building this team around pitching, defense, and the hope that specific skill-sets and assumed evolution will make up for David Ortiz. It could work. Right-handed starter? You've got the new...
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