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 25, 2017 - 8:13 pm
    File this under bad timing for the Red Sox. Drew Pomeranz turned in his worst start of the season Monday night, lasting just two-plus innings against the Blue Jays. The Red Sox' lefty allowed five runs -- one in the first inning and four in the second -- before exiting with one on and nobody out in...
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    Kevin Sousa/USA Today Sports
    September 25, 2017 - 6:19 pm
    Watching Addison Reed walk off the mound after notching the final out of an inning, there is clearly a routine. What it involves is the reliever immediately pushing the brim of his baseball hat up so the cap now precariously rests upon his head with the visor pointing skyward. It would seem to be...
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    David Kohl/USA Today Sports
    September 24, 2017 - 10:11 pm
    Here was Mookie Betts on the Bradfo Sho podcast almost two months ago: "Last year could be arguably the best year I have in my career. I'm a realist and I know it ain't getting much better than that. When am I going to hit 30 home runs again? I don't know if I ever will. When am I ever going to hit...
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    Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports
    September 24, 2017 - 12:59 pm
    With President Donald Trump amping up the conversation regarding professional athletes' rights to protest via kneeling for the National Anthem, the conversation is now no longer limited to the National Football League. Prior to the Red Sox' series finale against the Reds, manager John Farrell was...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 24, 2017 - 11:02 am
    Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia aren't going to miss the Red Sox' final regular season game of the year. Both players have returned to the starting lineup in the Sox' series finale against the Red Sox, with Pedroia hitting second and Betts in the cleanup spot. The second baseman had sat out...
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    David Kohl/USA Today Sports
    September 22, 2017 - 11:31 pm
    The Red Sox Magic Number is now at six. That means any combination of Sox wins or Yankees losses that adds up to six and Boston is your American League East Division champ. Yes, with the come-from-behind, 5-4 win over the Reds, and New York's loss to Toronto, John Farrell's team is four games up...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 21, 2017 - 2:45 am
    BALTIMORE -- By the time the Red Sox were officially a postseason team, they were already jetting their way to Cincinnati. After the Sox took care of their part of the bargain with a 9-0 win over the Orioles Wednesday night, the second part of the equation when it comes to narrowing the Magic...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 11:48 pm
    BALTIMORE -- It wouldn't seem that 12 pitches are about to make or break Chris Sale. That didn't mean those offerings weren't going to lead to some spirited conversation. Sitting at 99 pitches, with his team carrying an eight-run lead, Sale was called upon by Red Sox manager John Farrell to go out...
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    Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 10:18 pm
    BALTIMORE -- He didn't look all that tired. Just when it was getting easier and easier to dig in on the narrative that Chris Sale was going to limp into the postseason a shadow of his previously dominant self, along came Wednesday night's reminder. The ace was an ace again. Sale did everything the...
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    Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2017 - 9:07 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Deven Marrero has done his fair share for the Red Sox this season, most recently hitting a two-run homer against the Orioles Wednesday night. He also has stabilized third base while filling in admirably while other infielders healed up throughout the 2017 campaign. But Marrero's value...
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