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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
10/16/2012 - 8:05am
It is perhaps the most important skill a baseball front office can possess these days -- understanding when it's the right time to swoop in with contract extensions.
Rob Bradford
10/12/2012 - 6:57am
As of late Thursday night, there had been no movement in the John Farrell situation.
Rob Bradford
10/10/2012 - 5:46am
The last anybody saw of J.D. Drew was in amidst the chaos of the final game of the Red Sox' 2011 season. 
Rob Bradford
10/04/2012 - 12:35pm
In the end, Bobby Valentine couldn't stop the negative momentum from September 2011, and the result was the need for yet another Red Sox manager.
Rob Bradford
10/02/2012 - 2:15am
NEW YORK -- The question was posed to David Ortiz: "Do you think you have a better shot at getting a two-year deal heading into this offseason than at this time last offseason?" It was met with another inquiry.
Rob Bradford
09/28/2012 - 6:23am
He gets it, but that doesn't make it any less painful.
Rob Bradford
09/26/2012 - 6:54am
That kind of pitcher -- the one you saw Tuesday night in a Rays uniform in the form of David Price -- was supposed to be Jon Lester this season. It will have to wait.
Rob Bradford
09/21/2012 - 1:01am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The wave of well-meaning advisers has been relentless, a reality that hasn't been lost on the subject of the advice -- Daniel Bard.
Rob Bradford
09/18/2012 - 7:24am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After the dust had settled following Terry Francona's departure last October, the clamoring began. People in Boston wanted Joe Maddon to become the Red Sox' next manager.
Rob Bradford
09/12/2012 - 8:07am
David Ortiz, the pretend general manager, is hard to pin down. Asked what the Red Sox need to do in order to be successful in 2013, Ortiz offered a myriad of answers.
Rob Bradford
09/05/2012 - 12:34am
 
Rob Bradford
08/30/2012 - 3:54am
ANAHEIM -- Dustin Pedroia may be heading toward the first losing season of his life. He has certainly been peppered with more criticism than ever before.
Rob Bradford
08/29/2012 - 4:11am
DENVER -- It was supposed to be a tough decision. It wasn't.
Rob Bradford
08/28/2012 - 3:14am
DENVER -- By the time Nick Punto got on the private plane Saturday afternoon, he still didn't truly understand all that was going on.
Rob Bradford
08/21/2012 - 6:34am
Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz got their texts at 5:17 p.m. Josh Beckett had been informed earlier in the day.
Rob Bradford
08/16/2012 - 10:59pm
BALTIMORE -- The thought has at least crossed their minds.
Rob Bradford
08/09/2012 - 6:59am
So, what now? Back on July 23, it was written here that the Red Sox were presented with a make-or-break stretch, one that would either see their entrenched top-of-the-rotation pitchers carry them through a pennant race or put them in late-summer discomfort.
Rob Bradford
08/06/2012 - 12:47am
There are very few certainties when it comes to this Red Sox team. 
Rob Bradford
08/04/2012 - 8:16am
On the final day of the Yankees series in New York, Adrian Gonzalez relayed a powerful statement, claiming the Red Sox understood they were embarking on a tw
Rob Bradford
07/30/2012 - 3:20am
NEW YORK -- Carl Crawford is most likely going to have Tommy John surgery. Not definitely, but likely. Not now, but perhaps soon. 
Rob Bradford
07/29/2012 - 3:09am
  NEW YORK -- It was a day that was thick with chaos.
Rob Bradford
07/23/2012 - 5:46am
The answers came fast and furious on Twitter, via the air waves, and any other means possible.
Rob Bradford
07/19/2012 - 11:42pm
The topic doesn't seem to be going away. Does Bob McClure, the pitching coach of the Red Sox, get along with the manager of his team, Bobby Valentine?
Rob Bradford
07/17/2012 - 10:59pm
"Carl's playing with a real fire.
Rob Bradford
07/15/2012 - 1:16am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It might not be a priority right now, but it is something to start thinking about. Cody Ross is.


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Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, joins the NFL SUNDAY crew to help break down Patriots and Steelers in the AFC Championship -- 1-22-17

Tom Curran calls the boys to break down the AFC Champ later today. He talks about some of the key match-ups and how the Pats will look to play a solid Steelers offense. He also gets into the Antonio Brown/Facebook live stuff and what is going on in the Pitt locker room. Curran also talks about why he doesn't care about Roger Goodell coming to Gillette, his predictions for both games today and more.

NFL SUNDAY -- A closer look at the NFC Championship and the impact of Le'Veon Bell -- 1-22-17

The guys break down the NFC Champ between the Packers and Falcons and give their predictions on the game. Pete brings up the impact of Le'Veon Bell and what he brings to the table while the boys discuss how the Pats will look to limit him today.

NFL SUNDAY -- Antonio Brown's controversial decision to use Facebook live in the locker room dominated headlines earlier this week -- 1-22-17

The guys get into the Antonio Brown/Facebook live situation and why it was not a smart move. They also get into Mike Tomlin's comments on the Pats team during the video. Bottom line, it wasn't a smart move even though he's making a name for himself with fans. Just another difference between how other teams run things and how New England does it.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah …

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul, and it's time for the Celtics to fill their biggest need 12-20-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' injury and keeping Marcus Smart in control 12-13-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.

Celtics Podcast – Bad finish against the Rockets and love for DeMarcus Cousins 12-6-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.

Hot Stove Show Hour 2 - H…

Hot Stove Show Hour 2 - Hall of Fame candidates losing and gaining support

Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.

Hot Stove Show Hour 1 - Reacts to the 2017 Hall of Fame elections

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 3: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.

Saturday Skate - Firing C…

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson talk Bruins and the state of Claude Julien's tenure in Boston -- 1-8-16

Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.

K&C - Damien Woody thinks…

K&C - Damien Woody thinks Rodgers is more talented than Brady, thinks it will be a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl

"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.

K&C - Belichick presser vs. Six degrees of Kevin Bacon; Mut’s big announcement; Gerry calls in from the inauguration 1-20-17

Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.

K&C - Ben Volin’s huge Trump stat; Mut can’t answer any questions about Trump’s sexual assault allegations; Damien Woody joins the show 1-20-17

Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.

O. M. F...B? Tim Benz joi…

O. M. F...B? Tim Benz joins OMF to talk Patriots-Steelers, 1-20-17

Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.

President Trump is being inaugurated, and Patriots Predictions, 1-20-17

Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

Bill Belichick has to deal with too many stupid questions from the Media, 1-20-17

Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.

Patriots host Steelers in…

Patriots host Steelers in AFC Championship - complete coverage and analysis

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.

Dale, Holley and Keefe's Final Drive 01-20-17 Holley vs Pittsburgh Sports Radio

We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.

Michael Irvin - Playoff BYE week may now be something that hurts teams that have it

We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.

Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charl…

Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charlotte Wilder's story on Trump/Patriots

Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ep. 48: John Ziegler - Penn State Scandal

Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.

Ep. 47: Sean Leahy, Boston Herald sports editor

Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.

Boston Sports 101 - Patri…

Boston Sports 101 - Patriots History in the AFC Championship Game

Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.

The Real K&C - Gerry's umbrella, Volin D-Wood & the new MAN Show 1-20-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.

The Real K&C - 72 Degree Meter, Inauguration apocalyptic & Madden mania 1-19-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.

K&C - Belichick presser v…

K&C - Belichick presser vs. Six degrees of Kevin Bacon; Mut’s big announcement; Gerry calls in from the inauguration 1-20-17

Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.

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K&C - It’s the best day of Gerry’s life; Bob Kraft still has issues with the NFL 1-20-17

Hour 1. Gerry is going to Trump's Inauguration. Robert Kraft is still not happy with the NFL.

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K&C - Ben Volin vs Kirk; …

K&C - Ben Volin vs Kirk; Headlines with Kirk 1-20-17

Hour 2. Ben Volin joins the show to discuss the Patriots game this weekend.

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Patriots host Steelers in AFC Championship - complete coverage and analysis

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.

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O. M. F...B? Tim Benz joins OMF to talk Patriots-Steelers, 1-20-17

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