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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    May 24, 2018 - 10:36 am
    We knew this was a possibility. It has never been a mystery David Price that could very well be a chief element in whether or not the Red Sox accomplish their goals in 2018. That reality was surfaced with Price as early as spring training, to which the pitcher gleefully embraced the notion. And...
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    May 18, 2018 - 10:29 pm
    There was a lesson to be learned from last season. Immediately after Drew Pomeranz's extremely uncomfortable four-inning outing in Oakland back on May 18, 2017 -- in which he threw 97 pitches before exiting -- it seemed only right to call for the lefty to shift into a bullpen role. He had started...
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    May 18, 2018 - 8:16 pm
    Dustin Pedroia is playing for Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend, with an eye on returning to the Red Sox next week. Part of this conversation has to also include Eduardo Nunez. "He’s going to play, I mean, more than people think," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "Just moving him around. Everybody is...
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    May 16, 2018 - 8:38 am
    Remember 17-2? Tuesday was one of those days that probably made it tough for Alex Cora to recall those first few weeks of this season. It was a bad day for the Red Sox' manager and his team's second straight loss to the A's -- a 5-3 decision ending way too late due to Mother Nature -- was just a...
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    May 15, 2018 - 11:14 am
    It was an out, but it also was a pretty powerful reminder. With two outs in the eighth inning Monday night, and the Red Sox trailing the A's by a run, Blake Swihart hit an absolute missile to right field. StatCast registered the 108 mph line-drive as having a 90 percent hit probability (which was...
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    May 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm
    Rick Porcello wasn't buying not being able to put hitters away. He was pleased enough with his overall stuff. And the Red Sox starter could even live with the two home runs he surrendered. It was just those two, fourth-inning at-bats Monday night that clearly ate at Porcello after the Red Sox' 6-5...
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    May 13, 2018 - 5:51 pm
    Let's go back to what Brad Stevens said about mental toughness Saturday. "First of all, I think mental toughness, being able to move on to the next play, being able to do the next right thing that can grow within somebody, for sure," the Celtics coach said. "If I look at myself as a 20-year-old...
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