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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
05/01/2013 - 2:29am
TORONTO -- The last words uttered by David Ortiz before heading out of Rogers Centre and onto the bus bound for the Red Sox' team hotel?
Rob Bradford
04/29/2013 - 11:49am
Jon Lester spoke for more than a few players in the Red Sox clubhouse last August when he uttered these words regarding potential free agents choosing Boston:
Rob Bradford
04/26/2013 - 11:09pm
This new lot in life seems to be fitting Mike Napoli just fine.
Rob Bradford
04/25/2013 - 12:11am
"In 10 years, this is the way everybody is going to be doing it." -- A major league general manager, April 2003
Rob Bradford
04/22/2013 - 1:53am
Will Middlebrooks, and those who have been watching him, might have been blinded by the moment. The third baseman had gone 0-for-5 in the Red Sox' 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Royals on Sunday night. It completed Kansas City's sweep in a doubleheader in which Middlebrooks went 1-for-9.
Rob Bradford
04/17/2013 - 6:49am
They went 180 degrees in the other direction when 10 or 20 would have sufficed.
Rob Bradford
04/15/2013 - 7:44am
The numbers are striking.
Rob Bradford
04/12/2013 - 7:31pm
So, was it worth it? Friday would have marked the moment the Red Sox could have called up Jackie Bradley while guaranteeing that his free agent eligibility would not arrive until after the 2019 season, as opposed to following '18, if they had chosen to start the outfielder in the minors. Nine games.
Rob Bradford
04/11/2013 - 1:36am
Remember when Keith Foulke came to the Red Sox?
Rob Bradford
04/07/2013 - 11:26pm
TORONTO -- Monday, the venue represents the best of the old and the promise of the future. It's Opening Day at Fenway Park.
Rob Bradford
04/06/2013 - 12:57am
TORONTO -- The hand went to the brim of the cap. The cap was raised off the head and presented to the crowd. And then the cap went back on the head.
Rob Bradford
04/02/2013 - 6:52am
NEW YORK -- Two sentences were all Jonny Gomes needed to perfectly sum up where the Red Sox stood with this Jackie Bradley situation following the rookie's first big league game. "One thing you can't fight and invent, that's time," Gomes said. "But he's out to a heck of a start."
Rob Bradford
03/31/2013 - 12:39am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was two days before Jon Lester would stake claim to his third straight Opening Day start. A locker was being cleaned out, and preparations were being made to leave JetBlue Park for Yankee Stadium.
Rob Bradford
03/29/2013 - 6:00am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jackie Bradley is most likely going to spend Opening Day as a major leaguer.  The 22-year-old outfielder with just 138 professional games under his belt, having been drafted only 20 months before, is a few days away from breaking camp with the Red Sox.
Rob Bradford
03/28/2013 - 6:40am
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Decisions, decisions. The Red Sox have had to face the toughest of tough choices in recent days, attempting to whittle their roster down to the 25 players who will be relied on come Opening Day.
Rob Bradford
03/21/2013 - 7:05am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The relative youth of Jackie Bradley Jr. seemed like somewhat of a novelty. That was until David Ortiz put it in perspective. "What were you doing when you were 22?"
Rob Bradford
03/20/2013 - 6:52am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He wasn't supposed to be in this situation.
Rob Bradford
03/18/2013 - 8:00am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two days after Josh Beckett left Boston, heading for Los Angeles, one of the pitcher's closest friend on the team, John Lackey, defined the situation.
Rob Bradford
03/16/2013 - 10:47pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- "He's erudite."
Rob Bradford
03/15/2013 - 6:38am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There have been plenty of lessons to draw from.
Rob Bradford
03/12/2013 - 11:58pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – It might be for a week into the season, two weeks, or longer.
Rob Bradford
03/10/2013 - 7:08am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jonathan Papelbon knows when it comes to Mariano Rivera, there can be no duplication.
Rob Bradford
03/08/2013 - 8:06am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A few years ago, David Ortiz offered this all-too-true statement: "The last time I checked, they don't put spring training stats on the back of baseball cards." He was right on.
Rob Bradford
02/28/2013 - 2:05am
FORT MYERS, Fla.
Rob Bradford
02/24/2013 - 10:57pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Maybe it would be winning another Most Valuable Player award. Or perhaps it could be career highs in this or that statistical category. How about the Hall of Fame? Dustin Pedroia will have none of it.


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