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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
07/13/2010 - 11:34pm
ANAHEIM -- These are the words of Adrian Gonzalez just prior to the 2009 All-Star Game: "I would be interested in the future to see what that would be like (to play in another park).” This is what he said Monday: "It's just a relief not to be in trade rumors and be in first-place, more than anything."
Rob Bradford
07/13/2010 - 3:52am
ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter said he predicted it … sort of.
Rob Bradford
07/08/2010 - 2:20am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- "The past is history. Tomorrow's a mystery." Leave it to Vanilla Ice to bring everything back into perspective.
Rob Bradford
07/06/2010 - 2:33am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Fans are worried. They are worried about the Red Sox. They are worried about the team's bullpen. And, perhaps most of all, they are worried about Daniel Bard.
Rob Bradford
07/05/2010 - 9:33pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Josh Beckett will take another step toward pitching again on Tuesday, when he throws to Gulf Coast League hitters in his first rehab assignment since going on the 15-day disabled list on May 19 with a bad back.
Rob Bradford
07/04/2010 - 7:06am
It's not what the players in the Red Sox clubhouse were going out of their way to talk about following a 9-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday night at Fenway Park. But to say it wasn't on more than a few minds simply wouldn't be accurate.
Rob Bradford
06/30/2010 - 7:45am
Rob Bradford
06/28/2010 - 8:43am
It was 2006 and everything appeared OK. On June 28 the Red Sox were cruising along, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees with a 47-28 record. They had won 11 straight (on their way to 12), a run that would see the Sox beat up National League opponents in 14 of 15 meetings.
Rob Bradford
06/23/2010 - 7:57am
The last time Mike Lowell was in the visitors clubhouse at Coors Field, it was impossible to imagine an image of a happier human being.
Rob Bradford
06/22/2010 - 7:53am
It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that Victor Martinez' career was altered forever thanks to one bit advice on one single day back in 2001.
Rob Bradford
06/20/2010 - 8:39am
The image wasn't out of the ordinary following the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Dodgers Saturday.
Rob Bradford
06/15/2010 - 7:03am
Manny Ramirez is coming back to Boston and the process will start all over again for David Ortiz.
Rob Bradford
06/13/2010 - 2:23am
It would have been an interesting enough game. 
Rob Bradford
06/11/2010 - 2:19am
It was June 10, 2008, and Dustin Pedroia's thumb was killing him.
Rob Bradford
06/10/2010 - 5:01am
CLEVELAND -- It was just after 4 p.m.
Rob Bradford
06/10/2010 - 3:30am
CLEVELAND -- It could have been so much worse, in so many ways.
Rob Bradford
06/08/2010 - 11:47pm
CLEVELAND -- Tim Wakefield has a book. It is a collection of points for the pitcher to remember, a kind of checklist.
Rob Bradford
06/08/2010 - 12:45am
Daisuke Matsuzaka might have actually done it this time.
Rob Bradford
06/03/2010 - 3:30am
Wednesday afternoon, Jacoby Ellsbury took another step toward returning to the Red Sox lineup. He ran. He swung a bat.
Rob Bradford
05/31/2010 - 7:23am
We don't know what's going to happen, but we do know what has.
Rob Bradford
05/29/2010 - 2:05am
Sometimes you don't know how a moment is going to affect you until it presents itself.  David Ortiz was reminded of that lesson Friday. "I went to see my man," he said. "I feel better now."
Rob Bradford
05/26/2010 - 3:03am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Five walks. Believe it or not, these were what offered the ultimate reminders of how far Jon Lester has come. Sure, in Tuesday night's Red Sox 2-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field, Lester struck out nine. But that's something he had already done 17 times before, including three other occasions this season.
Rob Bradford
05/25/2010 - 12:24am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury is ending up where he wanted to be all along.


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

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Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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.

Anthony Ranaudo after he …

Anthony Ranaudo after he makes his Major League Debut

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox starting pitcher after he makes his Major League debut and got his first career win against the New York Yankees.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Hazen on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

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

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haz…

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haze on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Tara Reid believes in Sharknado's 8-1-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Chris Mad Dog Russo on the MLB trade deadline 8-1-14

Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.

Three For All: Tim calls …

Three For All: Tim calls an Arena League NOT Top-10 play, 8-1-14

Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

The dust settles on a wild trade deadline day, 8-1-14

8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd o…

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd of their 25 roster by the trade deadline - response and reaction

Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

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

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Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

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Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

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Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haze on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

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Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.

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