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 26, 2018 - 8:23 pm
    TORONTO -- Everything was going beautifully for Brock Holt ... until he rounded first base in the third inning Thursday night. Just when it appeared Holt was picking up yet another base-hit during his first at-bat of the Red Sox' series finale against the Blue Jays, the shortstop pulled up lame on...
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    April 26, 2018 - 3:19 pm
    TORONTO -- Joe Kelly's hot streak has been put on hold. The reliever was informed by Major League Baseball Thursday that his six-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball has been upheld, with Kelly forced to start serving his punishment immediately. The right-handeder had appealed the...
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    April 26, 2018 - 10:59 am
    TORONTO -- It certainly didn't shake the foundation of the baseball world, but the Red Sox trading of Roenis Elias to the Mariners seemed a bit odd. First off, even though Elias was never quite able to find his place on the big league roster since being traded to the Red Sox following the 2015...
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    April 26, 2018 - 10:31 am
    TORONTO -- It's not difficult to identify the difference in Hanley Ramirez. The early-season numbers -- hitting .316 with an .856 OPS, three home runs and three stolen bases -- are a start. But instances like the opposite field, 112 mph line-drive screamer he hit about 10 feet off the ground...
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    April 26, 2018 - 2:40 am
    TORONTO -- It may have started Monday night, but it sure doesn't look like it's going to end any time soon. That, of course, would be Hanley Ramirez's newfound love for the Bruins. After explaining Tuesday that his presence at Game 6 of the postseason tilt between the Bruins and Maple Leafs was his...
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    April 26, 2018 - 2:05 am
    TORONTO -- You haven't seen Mookie Betts play a single inning without it this season. So evidently something is working. It is a simple tiny baseball and equally tiny bat held together by a string that hangs around Betts' neck day in, day out, ever since a teenage fan handed the item over to him...
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    April 26, 2018 - 1:36 am
    TORONTO -- It would have been easy for J.D. Martinez to say he's never played with anybody like Mookie Betts. Not many have. Betts is among the most electric talents in Major League Baseball, serving as perhaps the best offensive-defensive combination in the game today. It's not hyperbole. It's...
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    April 25, 2018 - 6:09 pm
    TORONTO -- Alex Cora was asked about how he viewed Hanley Ramirez, having been around him a bit now as his manager, when another question came. "Do you think he gets a bad rap?" The answer from Cora? "Yes." The Sox skipper did acknowledge how far Ramirez had come as a professional, using a story...
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    April 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
    TORONTO -- There is going to be no retirement tour, although maybe there should be. The Red Sox' information system former general manager Theo Epstein dubbed "Carmine" is experiencing its final season. The Red Sox are replacing "Carmine" with a new system they are dubbing "Beacon," ending an 18-...
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