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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    Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports
    September 01, 2017 - 8:42 pm
    NEW YORK -- The plan seemed to be in place. Sam Travis was to get another year in the minors under hits belt, with perhaps a smattering of major league experience, in 2017 before getting the chance to be the Red Sox' primary first baseman the following year. They didn't sign Edwin Encarnacion to...
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    Kevin Sousa/USA Today Sports
    September 01, 2017 - 8:07 pm
    NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia kept things going Friday night, not only reiterating his stance on taking offense that Eduardo Nunez bunted on him in the first inning Thursday night, but firing back at NESN analyst Jim Rice for comments the Hall of Famer made. (To read that back and forth, click here.) So...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    September 01, 2017 - 7:44 pm
    NEW YORK -- It's officially September, so obviously the window is getting shorter for a David Price routine. But at last, for the player and the team, things continue to progress in the right direction. Price threw off a mound for the second time since being shut down with elbow inflammation in...
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    Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports
    August 31, 2017 - 11:57 pm
    NEW YORK -- There will be others, but this was a start. The Red Sox are beginning the process of adding to their roster now that September call-ups are allowed, promoting catcher Blake Swihart, first baseman Sam Travis, and pitchers Roenis Elias and Austin Maddox to the major league club. It will...
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    Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports
    August 31, 2017 - 10:54 pm
    NEW YORK -- This isn't really about Thursday night's result. That would have been a 6-2 loss for the Red Sox to the Yankees. (For a complete recap of the Sox' loss, click here.) No, this is about the reminder that it gave us about what lay ahead for this team. This has to start being about results...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 31, 2017 - 3:29 pm
    NEW YORK -- John Farrell isn't going to break up what was working. The Red Sox manager has chosen to use the same lineup that cranked out seven runs in the series finale against the Blue Jays, keeping Rajai Davis in the leadoff spot, playing left field, with Christian Vazquez catching for the third...
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    Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports
    August 30, 2017 - 10:06 pm
    TORONTO -- Rick Porcello, Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland. They were all supposed to be fairly important pieces of the Red Sox' 2017 puzzle. Wednesday night they finally became perfect fits. For much of this season, things haven't gone quite as planned for the trio. Porcello struggled mightily...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 30, 2017 - 3:30 pm
    TORONTO -- John Farrell didn't want Christian Vazquez's hot bat to stay on the bench too long. Farrell is matching up Vazquez with Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, who has been throwing to Sandy Leon for most of the season. Prior to Wednesday's series finale against the Blue Jays, Vazquez...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 30, 2017 - 12:17 pm
    TORONTO -- Tuesday night was the third straight appearance for Craig Kimbrel. It worked out just fine. Three batters, two strikeouts, and his 31st save. "I basically feel great," Kimbrel told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' 3-0 win. "I've thrown back-to-back outings, with a good number of pitches,...
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