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
    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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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    August 04, 2017 - 3:09 am
    The story of the night seemed like a lay-up. Watching Rafael Devers appear next to Yoan Moncada during Thursday night's game at Fenway Park offered an irresistible comparison. Moncada stood at third base, while his former fellow Red Sox minor leaguer, Devers, resided just a few feet away. What was...
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    August 04, 2017 - 12:21 am
    There are plenty of home runs, and plenty of photos. But then there was this photo from this home run. When you have a chance to clarify history, it's worth a walk out to the left field wall. This is an absolute modern day Norman Rockwell painting. pic.twitter.com/SxYF6JRkof — Maury Brown (@...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 02, 2017 - 12:46 am
    About 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dennis Eckersley was shown on the big screen in center field at Fenway Park. The crowd understandably stood up and cheered, with the NESN analyst's appearance in the Legends Suite representing the first time he had been back in the ballpark since the details of his team...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 01, 2017 - 9:46 pm
    Austin Jackson might have made history Tuesday night. The Indians center fielder not only robbed Hanley Ramirez of what seemed to be a sure homer in the fifth inning, but did so in a fashion few have ever managed at Fenway Park. Searches "bestcatchever.gif" Result: pic.twitter.com/aYCZZDR0j2 —...
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    August 01, 2017 - 9:23 pm
    Dennis Eckersley got another ovation. This one he was ready for. The Hall of Famer, and NESN analyst, was honored by the Red Sox while representing the team in the Legends Suite Tuesday night. At each home game, a former Red Sox player is honored by the club during the third inning, with a video...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 01, 2017 - 7:24 pm
    The Red Sox believe Dustin Pedroia will be able to power through this knee problem. That's the good news for John Farrell and Co. The bad news? Nobody really knows what's going to happen when it comes to the second baseman's availability for the final two months of the regular season. Talking...
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