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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    January 22, 2018 - 2:53 pm
    As we sit here right now, Chris Sale has to be considered the most valuable member of the 2018 Red Sox. So, when the ace offers insight as to the biggest question involving his existence -- why he wasn't able to get through 2017 without wearing down -- we should take note. That's exactly why Sale's...
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    January 21, 2018 - 8:39 pm
    Tom Brady offered an honest assessment of his injured right hand after helping the Patriots beat the Jaguars, 24-20, in the AFC Championship Game, suggesting that it remained a concern all the way up until Saturday. "I've had a lot worse," Brady said. "I didn't know that on Wednesday. It was a...
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    January 14, 2018 - 1:10 am
    Including postseason, Logan Ryan had witnessed Tom Brady play in 74 NFL games as the quarterback's teammate. There were also plenty of practices the two squared off. Saturday night, however, marked the first time the Titans cornerback was subjected to the torture he saw so many endure. "The...
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    January 13, 2018 - 10:59 pm
    The Patriots haven't gone unscathed in their AFC Divisional Game against the Titans. In the third quarter, on the Pats' fourth offensive play of the second half, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle was forced from the game with a knee injury. The starter was listed as questionable to return, with...
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    USA Today Sports
    January 12, 2018 - 9:17 am
    As a rookie, Dustin Pedroia could be found virtually every day at 3:30 p.m. in the Red Sox dugout, sitting alongside Alex Cora while the two prepared to take pregame grounders. Cora had instantly become Pedroia's mentor, a relationship the young second baseman took advantage of on a daily basis...
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    January 11, 2018 - 11:03 am
    Spring training might not be the end of this offseason, after all. According to FanRag Sports, Red Sox free agent target J.D. Martinez is willing to "hold out" for one more year than the Sox are currently offering, suggesting that the slugger could remain unsigned heading into February. Multiple...
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    USA Today Sports
    January 07, 2018 - 11:52 am
    How much does having Brian Hoyer matter? It was a question brought up on the Dale, Holley & Keefe Show when discussing how much value Hoyer represented when being included in the trade involving Jimmy Garoppolo. While Dale Arnold suggested the QB's presence was of some importance because of his...
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    USA Today Sports
    January 06, 2018 - 11:51 am
    Danny Ainge is on the kind of roll general managers can only usually dream about. The Celtics chief decision-maker already looked like a really smart guy after executing something that is one of pro sport's toughest tasks -- a legitimate NBA rebuild. Now he is zeroing in on punctuating the process...
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    J.D. Martinez
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    January 06, 2018 - 9:50 am
    Right now, it looks like five years is the sweet spot for these front offices. Not only does it appear as though the Red Sox are valuing J.D. Martinez as a player worthy of a five-year deal, but according to FanRag Sports other teams are of the same mind. It's obviously not the landing spot...
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