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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    Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
    October 30, 2017 - 11:23 pm
    Nobody in Boston sports history has earned more of the benefit of the doubt more than Bill Belichick. That's why, on nights like Monday when the Patriots coach trades away Jimmy Garoppolo for a fraction of the return most were anticipating, social media is remarkably unwavering in its understanding...
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    Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports
    October 29, 2017 - 12:18 am
    The Celtics are better this season. Nobody is proclaiming that Brad Stevens' team is better than Cleveland, or that it's a lock that the Celtics are destined for the Eastern Conference finals. But what we have learned through six games is that this edition of the C's is a more complete group that...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 28, 2017 - 9:52 am
    Yuli Gurriel's impact on Game 3 of the World Series was undeniable. The 33-year-old came away with a pair of hits, including a solo homer, to help his Astros to a 5-3 win over the Dodgers. But what was also not up for debate was Gurriel's distasteful action during the game. After hitting his home...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    October 27, 2017 - 3:33 pm
    The to-do list heading into 2018 for the Red Sox doesn't figure to be a short one. When you've got a brand new manager, the chores are always going to be aplenty. But one thing this World Series should remind us is that one task should get top billing: Find a way to get Chris Sale to the finish...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 27, 2017 - 1:17 pm
    According to multiple reports, John Farrell is interviewing for another managerial opening. As was first surfaced by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Farrell met with the Nationals Friday about the job vacated by Dusty Baker, who was fired by Washington after a 97-win season. Farrell recently also...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 26, 2017 - 10:59 am
    Josh Beckett saw what Dave Dombrowski did when it comes to Alex Cora, albeit more than 10 years earlier and from a completely different perspective. Speaking from the Diamond Resorts Invitational Golf Tournament Thursday morning (an event that benefits the Florida Hospital for Children), the former...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 25, 2017 - 9:39 pm
    John Farrell is still in the hunt to manage during the 2018 season. According to MLB.com, Farrell was the latest candidate to interview for the vacant Phillies managing job. It is believed to the only interview Farrell has participated in since the Red Sox let him go four days after the completion...
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    Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
    October 25, 2017 - 12:40 pm
    Dustin Pedroia had a cartilage restoration procedure performed on his left knee Wednesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. The Red Sox report that it is anticipated that Pedroia would return to games in approximately seven...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    October 23, 2017 - 11:02 am
    The Patriots' win over the Falcons Sunday night might have been tough to watch at times, thanks to fog-induced camera angles, and the relative lop-sided score. But it evidently didn't push viewers away. According to NBC Sports, the broadcast posted a 12.6/21 overnight, best for any NFL primetime...
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    Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports
    October 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
    Alex Cora did plenty on his way to getting the Red Sox managing job. Player. Winter ball manager and general manager. Constructing World Baseball Classic team. Television analyst. Bench coach. But, as his good friend and former teammate Mike Lowell pointed out on the Bradfo Sho podcast , there was...
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