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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    Mookie Betts
    November 17, 2016 - 3:57 pm
    Mookie Betts will have to wait his turn. The Red Sox outfielder finished second in the American League MVP race, losing out to Mike Trout. The Angels' 25-year-old outfielder, who now has two MVPs, out-distanced Betts, 356-311, with Trout receiving 10 more first-place votes (19-9). Trout joins Barry...
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    Carlos Beltran. (Jermone Miron/USA Today Sports)
    November 15, 2016 - 3:18 pm
    It appears the Red Sox have some familiar competition for Carlos Beltran's services. According to a source familiar with the negotations, four teams have currently shown the most interest in the 39-year-old outfielder/designated hitter -- the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Astros. The Rangers,...
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    For Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan has retired. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
    November 15, 2016 - 8:33 am
    The Opening Day closer for the last Red Sox world championship team has retired. Joel Hanrahan announced on MLB on TuneIn that was retiring after a seven-year major league career. The 35-year-old reliever's stint in Boston was a short one, having pitched in just nine games with the Red Sox before...
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    Greg Holland. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports)
    November 14, 2016 - 9:21 am
    The Red Sox recognize Greg Holland might be a really good fit. But they also have come to understand there are other teams that feel the same way. According to a major league source, the Red Sox are among the most aggressive suitors for the free agent relievers. There are, however, "several teams"...
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    Mookie Betts. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
    November 11, 2016 - 2:31 pm
    Of all the honors bestowed on Mookie Betts thus far, this might be the most impressive. The second baseman-turned-outfielder was named by Wilson as the best defensive player in Major League Baseball for the 2016 season. The following is the press release announcing the honor: Mookie Betts and the...
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    Kendrys Morales
    November 11, 2016 - 12:39 pm
    One option just went off the board. According to multiple reports, free agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales has agreed to a three-year, $33 million with the Blue Jays. Morales, a switch-hitter, figures to fill in for free agent Edwin Encarnacion, who now figures to be a longshot for a return to...
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    Edwin Encarnacion's agent, Paul Kinzer, said his client really likes the idea of playing in Boston. (Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports)
    November 07, 2016 - 8:25 pm
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- David Ortiz first called Edwin Encarnacion a "perfect replacement" for the retiring designated hitter when speaking to WEEI.com in April. He reiterated his endorsement immediately following the All-Star Game. And now we're learning how much those statements might have impacted...
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    Edwin Encarnacion might be looking for more years than the Red Sox are willing to give. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)
    November 07, 2016 - 3:58 pm
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The offseason foundation has seemingly been set. Speaking on the first day of the general managers' meetings at the Omni Scottsdale, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski presented the priorities when it comes to his team's plan for the coming months. And...
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