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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
09/19/2013 - 10:00am
Exactly four years ago Thursday -- the last time the Red Sox were definitively planning for a postseason run -- the landscape was a bit different. 
Rob Bradford
09/11/2013 - 2:17am
"I said it from Jump Street, I’m not going to go out there and do something that’s going to cost me the rest of the season. I want to be 100 percent the next time I get on a mound, so that’s what I’m going to do." -- Clay Buchholz the day before the All-Star Game
Rob Bradford
09/05/2013 - 10:02am
David Ortiz stood at second base Wednesday night, taking a break from his three-hit night to tip his hat to theFenway Park crowd. He was the proud owner of 2,000 hits, and the fans wanted to put a bow on the designated hitter's moment.
Rob Bradford
09/02/2013 - 9:49am
When John Farrell was asked about Koji Uehara, two sentences from the manager offered the highest compliment a closer might receive.
Rob Bradford
08/22/2013 - 11:30pm
LOS ANGELES -- One year from Sunday. That's when Josh Beckett's life took what the pitcher views as a much-needed turn.
Rob Bradford
08/21/2013 - 5:02am
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Red Sox are having a difficult time keeping momentum on their side these days. 
Rob Bradford
08/16/2013 - 8:48am
TORONTO -- John Farrell won't hesitate in revealing his answer to the question, "What is the toughest part of managing?" "Managing the bullpen," the Red Sox skipper said.
Rob Bradford
08/14/2013 - 2:51am
TORONTO -- During most postgame media sessions, Red Sox manager John Farrell will turn a specific question into some sort of synopsis for what transpired throughout the entire game. Tuesday night was no different.
Rob Bradford
08/13/2013 - 8:46am
KANSAS CITY -- Blanche Peavy's experience when it came to hitting a ball with a bat boiled down to some sandlot baseball, and a little late-in-life fast-pitch softball. That didn't matter to his grandson. Jake Peavy always turned to his 'Paw Paw' in times of need.
Rob Bradford
08/10/2013 - 5:34am
KANSAS CITY -- It was just one of a clubhouse full of ice packs wandering throughout the Red Sox' clubhouse Friday night after their 9-6 loss to the Royals. But Shane Victorino's bandages perhaps best represented the current plight of this team.
Rob Bradford
08/08/2013 - 4:24am
HOUSTON – Thursday will bring more isolation for Daniel Bard.
Rob Bradford
08/02/2013 - 5:21am
The game of the year was punctuated with perhaps the quote of the year.
Rob Bradford
07/30/2013 - 10:08am
In what is shaping up as at least a semi-fascinating final few days of July, it represents perhaps the most interesting question for the Red Sox heading toward the non-waiver trade deadline. What are they going to do at third base?
Rob Bradford
07/27/2013 - 12:52pm
It might be time to give Will Middlebrooks another look.
Rob Bradford
07/23/2013 - 3:02pm
The first time the mention of a contract extension surfaced from Dustin Pedroia was during a mid-August swing through Kansas City in the midst of the 2011 season, during a dinner with his agents from ACES.
Rob Bradford
07/23/2013 - 1:50am
With every day that goes by, Brandon Workman is viewed less as a rookie and more of a savior. It might not be fair, but it is reality.
Rob Bradford
07/21/2013 - 8:28am
The news came down Saturday that Jon Lester would not be making his scheduled start Sunday against the Yankees, but instead would be making his first post-All-Star break appearance Tuesday. The reason?
Rob Bradford
07/19/2013 - 9:01am
Seventy-eight days. That's how long it took for the moment to stop consuming Drake Britton.
Rob Bradford
07/18/2013 - 7:16am
He represents one of this season's most important reminders.
Rob Bradford
07/11/2013 - 8:07am
It was perhaps the best middle-of-the-order combo the Red Sox have ever seen.
Rob Bradford
07/08/2013 - 8:37am
Jacoby Ellsbury isn't flinching. And neither is his agent.
Rob Bradford
06/29/2013 - 3:49am
Dustin Pedroia had to think long and hard. When he thought of a player who might do the near impossible in this day and age of professional sports and stay with the same team for their entire career, who might offer the best example?
Rob Bradford
06/28/2013 - 9:18am
On the night the Red Sox hit their halfway point, Mike Napoli was not in the lineup.
Rob Bradford
06/18/2013 - 7:52am
"Wow, this game is getting physical."


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It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman 4-24-14

Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

Daily Diamond: NY's react…

Daily Diamond: NY's reaction to Pineda, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni tune in to WFAN in New York and listen to a Yankees perspective of what transpired last night at Fenway.

Michael Pineda gets ejected for pine tar; suspended 10 games, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni react to a wildly entertaining game at Fenway last night in which we saw Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning because he had pine tar on his neck.

Buster Olney, ESPN: Farrell did the "exact right thing", 4-24-14

Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

Dave O'Brien with Dale an…

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley 4-24-14

Sox Broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins us for his take on Pinetargate.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Cheater Edition - 4-24-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by Pinetargate at Fenway and cheating in Pro Sports.

Previewing the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN 4-24-14

Dale and Holley preview the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

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Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

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Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

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Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

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Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

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