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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    Eduardo Rodgiguez (Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports)
    June 01, 2017 - 10:50 pm
    BALTIMORE — The start was so out of character for Eduardo Rodriguez this season, there had to be some explanation. For many guessing at the impetus for the 5 2/3-inning, seven-run start, the answer was an incident before the Red Sox’ 7-5 loss to the Orioles. While warming up in the bullpen...
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    Wade Miley was the ace for the Orioles Thursday night. (WEEI.com photo)
    June 01, 2017 - 9:47 pm
    BALTIMORE — The good news for the Red Sox is that Carson Smith will be finally throwing to live hitters Tuesday. Considering what Wade Miley did to his old team Thursday night at Camden Yards, the possible return of the injured reliever is really the only solace the Red Sox can extract from a...
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    Andrew Benintendi (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
    June 01, 2017 - 6:04 pm
    BALTIMORE — Like Dustin Pedroia, Mookie Betts and other highly-touted Red Sox prospects before him, Andrew Benintendi is taking his lumps. After kicking off his career like a ball of fire, the Red Sox rookie left fielder has fallen on hard times. It has led to decreased playing time, with Red Sox...
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    Adam Jones (Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports)
    June 01, 2017 - 12:27 am
    BALTIMORE — Adam Jones sat in the home dugout prior to his team’s series finale against the Yankees as confident and direct as ever. Sure, his team had won just four times in its last 18 games, while going 1-8 in the last nine. But listening to Jones, it was hard to decipher any doubt...
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    Aaron Judge (Kim Klement/USA Today)
    May 31, 2017 - 3:35 pm
    The conversation about why Mike Trout wasn’t taken by the Red Sox in the 2009 draft is always an easy and interesting one. It was chock full of stories and lessons. (To read some of them, click here.) Now with Trout out of action for seven weeks due to thumb surgery, we turn to the current...
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    Deven Marrero
    May 30, 2017 - 4:23 pm
    Even though Pablo Sandoval is available, didn’t mean he was going to jump right back into the starting lineup. The Red Sox will keep Deven Marrero at third base for at least one more game, slotting in Josh Rutledge to play second in the place of Dustin Pedroia, who was placed on the 10-day...
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    Chris Sale (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports)
    May 30, 2017 - 10:20 am
    There would seem to be plenty of unique elements to Chris Sale’s existence, including the pitcher’s ability to get the kind of results the Red Sox have been the beneficiaries of for the past two months. But perhaps the most incredible aspect of Sale’s existence is so subtle few have taken the...
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    David Price (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports)
    May 29, 2017 - 5:29 pm
    The Red Sox blew a save for the first time in the month of May Monday. They also didn’t actually put on an offensive clinic against a White Sox team basically trying to piece together nine innings with a bunch of relievers. But there was David Price. Losses are losses, and with the Red Sox...
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    David Price (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
    May 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm
    It’s time for a reboot. David Price needs it, and so do the Red Sox. When the starter takes the mound Monday, it will have been 541 days since his introductory press conference at Fenway Park. By the time another 541 days pass, it will be Nov. 19, 2018. And when that day in November rolls around...
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    Dustin Pedroia
    May 26, 2017 - 12:06 am
    When the top of the sixth inning rolled around Thursday night, there was no Dustin Pedroia on the soaked Fenway Park field. That suddenly filled what had been a damp and dreary night with some immediate intrigue. But a few innings later, the team did everything they could to temper any fears that...
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