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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
02/28/2011 - 2:47am
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Josh Beckett started the first game of the Grapefruit League season Sunday night. Did it matter? Nope.
Rob Bradford
02/26/2011 - 9:13pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz went 0-for-2 Saturday against Boston College. Sound the alarm.
Rob Bradford
02/22/2011 - 6:14pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Carl Crawford is an affable sort. He is quick with a smile, which is often times immediately followed by something in between a giggle and guffaw. 
Rob Bradford
02/22/2011 - 3:34am
  FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz believes he knows the problem.
Rob Bradford
02/17/2011 - 4:03pm
(Earlier in the week WEEI announced a change to its afternoon drive-time show, as Michael Holley was named co-host of "The Big Show." The revamped program with Holley and Glenn Ordway will debut on February 28.
Rob Bradford
02/11/2011 - 1:56am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The question was easy for Daniel Bard to answer.  "How do you view yourself, as a reliever or a starter?" "I see myself as a pitcher," he responded without hesitation following his Thursday workout at the Red Sox minor-league training facility.
Rob Bradford
02/08/2011 - 7:36am
J.D. Drew is living with uncertainty these days. 
Rob Bradford
01/25/2011 - 2:38am
When Manny Ramirez agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Rays, it offered a few reminders.
Rob Bradford
01/04/2011 - 1:30am
The image wasn't what Lee Fiocchi had expected.
Rob Bradford
01/01/2011 - 6:36pm
Hideki Okajima is returning to the Red Sox in a similar fashion to the way in which he arrived. Followers of the team – and perhaps the team itself – don’t know quite what to make of the lefty. The confusion is somewhat perplexing considering we’re talking about a pitcher who, since his unveiling in 2007, has appeared in more games than any Red Sox hurler not named Jonathan Papelbon since 2007. (Okajima has pitched in 254 games, just three fewer than Papelbon.)
Rob Bradford
12/17/2010 - 3:26am
On first glance, the pair would appear to go together like peanut butter and Spam. Two closers, one opportunity per win to record the final out, and a whole lot of money potentially at stake.
Rob Bradford
12/06/2010 - 4:59am
ORLANDO -- Four years ago, the last time the Winter Meetings were held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, the lobby was abuzz about one thing: The rumored offer the Red Sox were sending the way of then-free agent outfielder J.D. Drew.
Rob Bradford
11/30/2010 - 2:07am
There were just a few days of the 2010 season left when Mike Cameron sat in front of his locker at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, addressing his future.
Rob Bradford
11/19/2010 - 9:11am
ORLANDO, Fla. -- There was a lot of baseball power in the Waldorf Astoria hotel bar Wednesday night. General managers and owners littered the room, having previously attended a reception to help punctuate the meetings taking place throughout the week.
Rob Bradford
11/16/2010 - 1:19am
"The first thing is that it's evidence of the world's best pitcher.
Rob Bradford
10/21/2010 - 2:15am
Hitting coach Dave Magadan, in his fourth year with the Red Sox, oversaw an offense that -- though ravaged by injuries -- finished second in the American League with 818 runs and led the AL with a .790 OPS.
Rob Bradford
10/05/2010 - 7:57am
Now we're officially in the offseason, here's a look at what the future might hold for the Red Sox' position players: VICTOR MARTINEZ
Rob Bradford
10/03/2010 - 1:15am
"I don't think life is scripted perfectly anyway. For it to end like this is a better script than I ever really would have thought." -- Mike Lowell. If it could have only been Wednesday.
Rob Bradford
10/01/2010 - 1:52am
Jonathan Papelbon is digging in.
Rob Bradford
09/29/2010 - 8:02am
CHICAGO — "Drip, drip, drip."
Rob Bradford
09/28/2010 - 6:56am
CHICAGO -- The guessing has begun when it comes to Adrian Beltre.
Rob Bradford
09/19/2010 - 1:19am
J.D. Drew will play next season. After that, he's not so sure.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk cleared as Pats prepare for start of training camp

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Recapping Patriots OTAs 6-20-14

Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.

It Is What It Is Cast: Tom Brady's present and future

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14

David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Jake Peavy is done 7-23-14

The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

Red Sox catcher, David Ro…

Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14

David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.

Three For All: Landscaping goats, 7-23-14

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

John Farrell: No thought …

John Farrell: No thought of taking Jake Peavy out of the starting rotation at this point

We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

Sidney Rice chooses his health over everything else with retirement announcement, will this continue to be a trend in the NFL?

We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Patriots Preview Edition - 7-23-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Danny O Show - Canelo vs …

Danny O Show - Canelo vs Lara recap, Ronnie Shields

Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

Producer's Podcast with Julian Edlow 7-22-14

This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

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Steve Buckley on Tony Dun…

Steve Buckley on Tony Dungy's comments 7-22-14

Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.

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Sox seem to be alive agai…

Sox seem to be alive again, so are you back in?

We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.

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Peter Gammons on the Sox …

Peter Gammons on the Sox and Jon Lester 7-21-14

MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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