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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    David Butler/USA Today Sports
    August 17, 2017 - 1:01 am
    You might have forgotten, but it took until Aug. 25 before both the fans and many of the players bought into the 2013 Red Sox. A last-place finishe the year before and offseason strategy made up of Victorinos, Gomes, and Napolis had left the fandom a bit jaded. But by the time the final week of...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 11:50 pm
    Mookie Betts didn't seem concerned when the subject of Xander Bogaerts came up. "He's right where he needs to be," the outfielder said after his Red Sox beat up on the Cardinals, 10-4, Tuesday night at Fenway Park. As Bogaerts walked out of the clubhouse following the Red Sox' 11th win in their...
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    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
    It's was something you don't see every day. In fact, it was something the Red Sox hadn't seen in almost six years. In the fourth inning of their game against the Cardinals at Fenway Park Tuesday night, the Red Sox executed their first triple play since Aug. 16, 2011. The inning-ender was executed...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 7:29 pm
    The moment was already bookmarked in Rafael Devers' world. "For now, yes," said Devers when asked if the moment he hit the ninth-inning, game-tying homer off an 103 mph fastball Sunday night was the most exciting moment he had ever experienced as a baseball player. But then came the tweet and...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 3:25 pm
    Mookie Betts has been moved around the lineup a bit of late. For the Red Sox' series-opener against St. Louis he's hitting No. 2. Against St. Louis right-hander Mike Leake, Betts has two hits in three at-bats. The right fielder was one of the few Red Sox hitters to manage anything against Leake...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 12:03 pm
    While so much attention has been placed on knocking down the time of Major League Baseball games, Rob Manfred has a different focus, as he explained when appearing on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Tuesday morning. "I agree with the idea that it's not the length of the game that is really our issue,"...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 15, 2017 - 10:30 am
    The Kyrie Irving Watch continues, with Jayson Tatum now getting in the conversation. According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are still preparing for possible life after next season, when LeBron James can leave for free agency. That means entertaining trade talks for...
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    Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
    August 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
    When Edwin Encarnacion sat down with his agent, Paul Kinzer, to strategize the slugger's plan heading into free agency after the 2016 season, three teams were surfaced by the player as preferred destinations: Toronto, Boston and another team. (No, that third club wasn't the Yankees.) David Ortiz...
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