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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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Rob Bradford
06/17/2013 - 7:37am
BALTIMORE -- Matt Garza. Cliff Lee. Yovani Gallardo. Ricky Nolasco. Bud Norris.
Rob Bradford
06/15/2013 - 8:20am
BALTIMORE -- Jose Iglesias will start at third base for the Red Sox Saturday.
Rob Bradford
06/13/2013 - 7:09am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Will Middlebrooks is ready to go. It's still three hours before the Red Sox will take on the Rays Wednesday night, but all the talk of what lies ahead -- for both the series finale and the coming months -- has the third baseman restless.
Rob Bradford
06/11/2013 - 3:46am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- By the time 1:30 a.m. hit on the clubhouse clock, Jarrod Saltalamacchia was still in his game clothes, soaked from head to toe.
Rob Bradford
06/06/2013 - 9:15am
The answer was as predictable as the question.
Rob Bradford
05/30/2013 - 7:39am
PHILADELPHIA -- Dustin Pedroia wasn't happy.
Rob Bradford
05/28/2013 - 7:32am
Should the Red Sox start rethinking Jonathan Papelbon? Judging by what has transpired since the closer left town, it's worthy of conversation.
Rob Bradford
05/26/2013 - 7:45am
Jon Lester threw 124 pitches Saturday. It was the third-highest total of his career. He has thrown more than 100 pitches in each of his last 10 outings. It advanced an interesting conversation.
Rob Bradford
05/21/2013 - 3:58am
CHICAGO -- They've looked at video of 2011. Why wouldn't you? That is, after all, the year Jacoby Ellsbury has hoped to bottle and shove down opposing pitchers' throats for years to come.
Rob Bradford
05/20/2013 - 9:35am
MINNEAPOLIS -- The non-waiver trade deadline is 73 days away, but the conversation is worth starting. 
Rob Bradford
05/19/2013 - 4:03am
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Farrell and Torey Lovullo looked down toward the Twins bullpen. They saw some stirring, as Minnesota lefty reliever Brian Duensing had grabbed a ball and tossed it a few times.
Rob Bradford
05/18/2013 - 3:19am
"This is a smart team, in terms of guys knowing the game, how it's to be played, what situations call for." -- Red Sox manager John Farrell after his team's 3-2, 10-inning win over Minnesota Friday night.
Rob Bradford
05/13/2013 - 10:04am
"There's nothing to be alarmed about." -- Greg Colbrunn
Rob Bradford
05/02/2013 - 6:50am
TORONTO -- Can we say it now? Why not? Juan Nieves did.
Rob Bradford
05/01/2013 - 3:29am
TORONTO -- The last words uttered by David Ortiz before heading out of Rogers Centre and onto the bus bound for the Red Sox' team hotel?
Rob Bradford
04/29/2013 - 12:49pm
Jon Lester spoke for more than a few players in the Red Sox clubhouse last August when he uttered these words regarding potential free agents choosing Boston:
Rob Bradford
04/27/2013 - 12:09am
This new lot in life seems to be fitting Mike Napoli just fine.
Rob Bradford
04/25/2013 - 1:11am
"In 10 years, this is the way everybody is going to be doing it." -- A major league general manager, April 2003
Rob Bradford
04/22/2013 - 2:53am
Will Middlebrooks, and those who have been watching him, might have been blinded by the moment. The third baseman had gone 0-for-5 in the Red Sox' 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Royals on Sunday night. It completed Kansas City's sweep in a doubleheader in which Middlebrooks went 1-for-9.
Rob Bradford
04/17/2013 - 7:49am
They went 180 degrees in the other direction when 10 or 20 would have sufficed.
Rob Bradford
04/15/2013 - 8:44am
The numbers are striking.
Rob Bradford
04/12/2013 - 8:31pm
So, was it worth it? Friday would have marked the moment the Red Sox could have called up Jackie Bradley while guaranteeing that his free agent eligibility would not arrive until after the 2019 season, as opposed to following '18, if they had chosen to start the outfielder in the minors. Nine games.
Rob Bradford
04/11/2013 - 2:36am
Remember when Keith Foulke came to the Red Sox?
Rob Bradford
04/08/2013 - 12:26am
TORONTO -- Monday, the venue represents the best of the old and the promise of the future. It's Opening Day at Fenway Park.


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NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giar…

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- More reaction and analysis to the NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price continue discussing the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Patriots.

Game 6 and Hawks Series B…

Game 6 and Hawks Series Breakdown plus offseason preview with Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog

Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/28/16

It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 4 Recap/Game 5 Preview with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/25/16

The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.

5-01-16 Christian Vazquez…

5-01-16 Christian Vazquez Player Of The Game Interview

Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.

Rick Porcello Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.

Bradfo Show: Brian Butterfield talks Hanley, Pablo, Patriots draft picks, message for Roger Goodell

Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean…

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

We might have a new produ…

We might have a new producer...Lucy 4-29-16

Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines- Don't tell Kirk how to run his show 4-29-16

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

What will the Patriots do in the draft? 4-29-16

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.

The Patriots finally get …

The Patriots finally get to join the NFL Draft, 4-29-16

After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.

OMF responds to Kirk's critiques, 4-29-16

Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.

Laremy Tunsil was hacked and Todd McShay was criticized for his comments, 4-29-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.

Dale and Holley's Freesty…

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday - Hours 3 & 4 - NFL Draft and all topics on the table

We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday - Brady and the PA hire a new lawyer while Goodell does an endzone dance

We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday Hour 1 - Celtics bounced by Atlanta, look ahead to building for next year

We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.

Planet Mikey Podcast - Ho…

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 4, 4-21-16

It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 3, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 2, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress

Butch & Tomase Podcast ta…

Butch & Tomase Podcast talking #Celtics with NBA analyst Kevin O'Connor

SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft

Game 6 and Hawks Series Breakdown plus offseason preview with Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog - 4/29/16

Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.

Bradfo Show: Brian Butterfield talks Hanley, Pablo, Patriots draft picks, message for Roger Goodell

Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Sausage announces his ret…

Sausage announces his retirement and Paul interviews for the job, 4-22-16

Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.

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Enough About Me - Ep. 11: Peter King

The Dennis and Callahan Morning Show's Bulldog, Kirk Minihane, talks with Peter King about what he learned from deflategate, having information he couldn't run with, and how long he will continue to report on the NFL.

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Fallout from the Curt Sch…

Fallout from the Curt Schilling firing continues, 4-22-16

ESPN's firing of Curt Schilling has been a divisive topic. John, Gerry and Kirk discuss who's supporting Curt, who's detracting, and callers discuss North Carolina law that started the entire controversy.

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Federal appellate lawyer Raffi Melkonian gives his expert analysis on 2nd Circuit court's decision, 4-25-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian check in with Raffi Melkonian to get his insight on the 2nd Circuit court's decision and what Tom Brady's options are going forward.

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SI's Peter King - I don't think Deflategate is over yet

We check in for the national perspective on Tom Brady's reinstated suspension from MMQB/SI's Peter King

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