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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
04/06/2011 - 6:40am
CLEVELAND -- Moments after the Red Sox' 3-1 loss to the Indians Tuesday night, David Ortiz turned in his chair and pointed to the center of the clubhouse.
Rob Bradford
03/29/2011 - 1:11am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One day short of putting a bow on the 2011 Red Sox spring training, Dustin Pedroia attempted to punctuate the endeavor with a dash of panache.
Rob Bradford
03/25/2011 - 11:19pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ask Brian Butterfield how good Marco Scutaro was in the field during the 2009 season and the Blue Jays' third base coach is quick with an answer.
Rob Bradford
03/24/2011 - 2:06am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- What happened to Josh Beckett? What will happen to Josh Beckett?
Rob Bradford
03/22/2011 - 7:31am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was good practice for Bobby Jenks.
Rob Bradford
03/21/2011 - 12:14am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For about 90 minutes Sunday afternoon, Daisuke Matsuzaka felt great. It was a nice change of pace for the pitcher.
Rob Bradford
03/19/2011 - 1:26am
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- It would be easy to use Friday's events to paint the picture that is Tim Wakefield's future.
Rob Bradford
03/02/2011 - 2:22am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Carl Crawford was well aware of the potential implications Jayson Werth's signing had.
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.  But Tuesday the Red Sox outfielder admitted that there has been something bothering him.
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?"
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.
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.


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