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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    Josh Tobias (Steven Branscombe)
    December 22, 2016 - 4:11 am
    When it came to trading Clay Buchholz, there were some realities the Red Sox were learning to deal with. For instance, if a team was going to take on the pitcher's entire $13.5 million for 2017, the return was not going to be as great as if the Red Sox ate some of the money. In other words, the...
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    Fenway Park fans better get ready for some more night games. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
    December 21, 2016 - 8:40 am
    Part of playing for the Red Sox is dealing with usually more Sunday Night Baseball games than most. That doesn't appear to be changing. ESPN has announced the list of Sunday Night games for the upcoming season, with the Red Sox right now slated to participate on April 30 for their game against the...
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    Brad Ziegler. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Images)
    December 17, 2016 - 5:06 am
    Brad Ziegler got his money. Good for him. The 37-year-old's first foray into free agency resulted in a two-year deal with the Marlins that will pay him $7 million in 2017 and $9 million the year after. It's likely he will set-up closer AJ Ramos (who did have 40 saves and a 2.81 ERA for Miami),...
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    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Todays Sports)
    December 11, 2016 - 5:11 am
    The gamesmanship is in full swing. Perhaps the most notable quote from the MLB Winter Meetings came from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who compared the Red Sox to the Golden State Warriors after Dave Dombrowski's acquisition of Chris Sale. According to Dombrowski -- who addressed Cashman's...
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    Anthony Varvaro
    December 10, 2016 - 11:15 am
    Heading into the 2015 season, Anthony Varvaro was on the Red Sox' Opening Day roster. Today he is a police officer. The 32-year-old, who last pitched professionally as a member of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2016, graduated from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police academy...
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    Rafael Devers
    December 10, 2016 - 10:20 am
    Now we know where the Red Sox were drawing the line when it came to trading for Chris Sale. According a major league source, the player the White Sox were asking for in addition to Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech was third base prospect Rafael Devers. It wasn't until Devers was taken out of the...
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    Dave Dombrowski is wrapping up the MLB Winter Meetings. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)
    December 07, 2016 - 1:56 pm
    OXON HILL, Md. -- The dust has settled. Dave Dombrowski and Chris Sale have both explained their experiences during the pitcher's trade to the Red Sox. And now the question can be asked: What did the Red Sox think of the scissors incident? The issue in question was Sale cutting up the White Sox's...
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    Wade Davis
    December 07, 2016 - 10:59 am
    OXON HILL, Md. -- It turns out the Red Sox were reaching for the stars when it came to finding their eighth-inning guy. According to a major league source, the Sox showed strong interest in acquiring Royals closer Wade Davis before he was dealt to the Cubs Wednesday in exchange for outfielder Jorge...
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