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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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    August 08, 2017 - 11:22 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was the kind of miscue that looks really, really bad. The sort of thing that usually isn't going to result in any sort of postgame protection or sympathy. When Jackie Bradley Jr. raced around the bases from first on a deep, but semi-routine, fly ball off the bat of...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    August 08, 2017 - 6:35 pm
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The time-honored tradition of tinkering with a lineup usually takes place after a prolonged slump or losing streak. The Red Sox head into Tropicana Field Tuesday with neither, yet Red Sox manager John Farrell deemed it was time for somewhat of a change. For the 37th time in...
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    Gregory J. Fischer/USA Today Sports
    August 07, 2017 - 6:40 pm
    The rotating color commentators for Red Sox' television broadcasts will include a newcomer to the booth for the two games against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. NESN is planning to use Hall of Famer Wade Boggs alongside play-by-play man Dave O'Brien for the two-game series at Tropicana Field. It...
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    Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports
    August 07, 2017 - 12:35 pm
    The Celtics preseason schedule is out, and this time around it might be something you want to pay attention to. Who's ready for preseason? #IsItOctoberYet pic.twitter.com/SojgGgIV90 — Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 7, 2017 If the slate of games seem a bit different it's because the NBA has...
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    Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
    August 07, 2017 - 9:57 am
    A key member of the Red Sox 1986 American League championship team has passed away. Don Baylor, who served as the Sox' primary designated hitter during '86 and part of the 1987 season, died Monday after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 68. The power-hitter was dealt to the Red Sox at the...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 06, 2017 - 12:03 am
    This isn't a new narrative. The notion that Jackie Bradley Jr. thrives in the No. 9 spot in the lineup has existed for a few years now. Heading into what would be a 4-1 Red Sox win over the White Sox, Bradley carried a .324 batting average and .927 OPS in the batting order's last spot. It's why...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 05, 2017 - 6:18 pm
    The Red Sox have gotten a few reminders recently how optimism can do an about-face fairly quickly. Dustin Pedroia. David Price. And now, Hanley Ramirez. One day after claiming a pair of hits, Ramirez struck out three times against the White Sox before ultimately leaving Friday night's game. After...
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    Kelley L. Cox/USA Today Sports
    August 05, 2017 - 2:07 pm
    The Red Sox are about to get another look at their sizable investment. The Giants have announced they are calling up Pablo Sandoval to the big league club, with Brandon Belt going on the 7-day concussion disabled list. The Red Sox, of course, will be picking up the majority of Sandoval's paycheck...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 05, 2017 - 3:12 am
    It's good times for the Red Sox these days. Not only are they winning, but they're punctuating most of these things with Gatorade baths. To be exact, after the Sox' 11-inning, 3-2 win over the White Sox Friday night at Fenway Park, four of John Farrell's club's last seven home wins have been of the...
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