Rob Bradford

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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    April 24, 2018 - 4:36 pm
    TORONTO -- Hanley Ramirez had never been to a hockey game before Monday night's Bruins loss to the Maple Leafs. Now he's hooked. "First time in my life and I loved it," Ramirez said before his team's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "The passion. Everyone is really into it. Every shot...
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    April 23, 2018 - 2:08 pm
    He always represented an intriguing option for the Red Sox. But ultimately Roenis Elias wasn't intriguing enough. The lefty reliever was traded to Seattle Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 29-year-old Elias had come to the Red Sox prior to the 2016 season...
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    April 22, 2018 - 10:07 pm
    It had been exactly 25 days since we could legitimately question an Alex Cora decision leading to a Red Sox loss. It was an impressive run. But Sunday afternoon in Oakland, the streak came to an end. Coming into the series finale with the A's, the Red Sox had lost just three times. The first was...
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    April 21, 2018 - 11:24 pm
    When the Red Sox lose, they sure make it memorable. The first defeat came via an Opening Day, eighth-inning collapse. Then there was the bench-clearing brawl game on April 11 that almost seemed more like a win that what it was, the Sox' second loss of the season. And then came Saturday night in...
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    April 21, 2018 - 8:03 pm
    When we next see the Red Sox playing in Fenway Park, the plan is for Xander Bogaerts to be part of the action. Alex Cora told reporters prior to the Red Sox' game against the A's Saturday night that Bogaerts is scheduled to return from his ankle injury next Friday. He has been out since...
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    April 21, 2018 - 1:23 pm
    Rob Gronkowski is dropping hints regarding his return for the 2018 season. And he's doing it in an appropriately bizarre manner. Appearing at a press conference for Monster Energy, promoting a Supercross event at Gillette Stadium, Gronkowski offered his first public clue as to whether or not a...
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    April 21, 2018 - 1:45 am
    Alex Cora can officially do whatever he wants. In 19 games, he has (almost) earned a Belichickian-level of benefit of the doubt. Sure, starting your managerial career at 17-2 has something to do with the newfound cache. But it's how Cora has gotten to this point that has truly allowed for a desk...
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    April 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
    The Red Sox' rotation continues, with Jackie Bradley Jr. not getting the start this time around. On his 28th birthday, Bradley Jr. is the odd man out to begin the series finale between the Red Sox and Angels Thursday night, with J.D. Martinez getting another start in left field. Bradley Jr.'s bat...
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    April 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
    It's easy for the casual observer to suggest Mookie Betts is going to have a career year. When you watch what he has been doing through the first 17 games it seems like a no-brainer. But when his manager definitively offers a prediction along the lines of what Alex Cora gave Dale & Keefe...
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    April 18, 2018 - 3:24 pm
    There have been a lot of surprises early on for these Red Sox. Even with a perceived soft schedule out of the gate, few would have ever predicted their 14-2 start. And dominating in virtually every starting pitching and hitting statistical category couldn't have pegged by most. But what Alex Cora...
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