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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
04/11/2009 - 12:31am
One thing that people underestimated when looking at the Red Sox schedule was not so much the teams they were kicking their 2009 season off, but the type of teams Terry Francona's bunch were starting with.   
Rob Bradford
04/08/2009 - 11:15pm
The results were eerily similar, but the images differed dramatically.   A year ago Jon Lester was hoping, now he is knowing.  
Rob Bradford
04/08/2009 - 12:05am
So the Red Sox are 1-0 on their way to 161 more regular season wins. Maybe not, but they have gotten off to the start they had hoped for with a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday at Fenway Park.
Rob Bradford
04/07/2009 - 8:05pm
Dustin Pedroia has become perhaps the most interesting athlete in town. Perhaps not the best, and perhaps not the most accomplished (although he’s not far off in both regards), but just flat-out interesting. Tuesday, Pedroia got even more interesting.
Rob Bradford
04/05/2009 - 11:19pm
Josh Beckett had few regrets.
Rob Bradford
04/03/2009 - 1:07am
 FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Theo Epstein knew the possibility of life doing a 180-degree turn following the first day of the Red Sox' 2009 spring training, but he was making sure to relish the moment just the same.  
Rob Bradford
03/30/2009 - 11:32pm
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- He made it. The Red Sox waved goodbye to Daisuke Matsuzaka last October, crossing their collective fingers and toes that the pitcher would some day return to their mound intact.
Rob Bradford
03/30/2009 - 1:25am
(The following is a debate between Rob Bradford and Michael Felger regarding Felger's assertion that, if offered, the Red Sox shouldn't trade Clay Buchholz for Al
Rob Bradford
03/26/2009 - 11:48am
So I was over at the TD Banknorth Garden yesterday watching three-man weaves for four hours (otherwise known as workouts for the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen) and I had to wonder: If there weren’t those pieces of paper with numbers
Rob Bradford
03/22/2009 - 11:48pm
Daniel Bard made spring training a bit more palatable this year. Now the Red Sox are holding out hope he has a similar affect a few months down the road.
Rob Bradford
03/18/2009 - 9:50pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He has had to take it slow. There was the postponement of a bullpen session. And his first two times throwing with fielders behind him came with minor leaguers wearing the gloves. 
Rob Bradford
03/15/2009 - 8:25pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – What does it feel like?
Rob Bradford
03/13/2009 - 10:08pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Mike Lowell had doubts moments like Friday night might ever come, but they had little to do with his surgically-repaired right hip.  
Rob Bradford
03/02/2009 - 1:30am
FORT MYERS, Fla.
Rob Bradford
02/27/2009 - 8:46pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – John Smoltz couldn’t do much, so what he did was witness what he calls “the most amazing thing I’ve ever watched.”  
Rob Bradford
02/24/2009 - 2:54am
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The question: “How have you changed since coming to Boston?” The answer from J.D. Drew is frustratingly non-committal – a fact that, in its own way, reveals a great deal about the outfielder.
Rob Bradford
02/20/2009 - 1:25am
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The moisture from the ice bag had left its mark on David Ortiz’s left shoulder.
Rob Bradford
02/17/2009 - 1:00pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- About four weeks into his offseason workouts, Dustin Pedroia had an epiphany.
Rob Bradford
02/15/2009 - 4:25pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He sat on the back porch of his rented spring training home, overlooking the kind of pond that litters almost every Florida golf course community.
Rob Bradford
02/12/2009 - 7:00pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – “Are you optimistic?” Mike Lowell’s answer is swift and definitive. “Absolutely.”
Rob Bradford
02/12/2009 - 7:00pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – “Are you optimistic?” Mike Lowell’s answer is swift and definitive. “Absolutely.”
Rob Bradford
02/04/2009 - 3:11am
Rob Bradford
02/04/2009 - 3:11am
Rob Bradford
01/22/2009 - 2:54pm
  The viewpoints of Nick Scherer and the Red Sox weren’t all that different.   “When I think of a great pitcher,” said Director of Operations for the Georgia Tech baseball team, “I think of John Smoltz.”  
Rob Bradford
01/14/2009 - 3:03pm
The viewpoints of Nick Scherer and the Red Sox weren’t all that different. <


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