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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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2018 - 7:48 pm
    NEW YORK -- At least it wasn't the knee. That certainly was what ran through the Red Sox' minds when Eduardo Nunez took himself out of Wednesday night's game after legging out an infield single. They knew the problem was not balky right knee, but rather a tight left hamstring. But until Alex Cora...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2018 - 6:06 pm
    NEW YORK -- Some of the key Red Sox have altered their approach to hitting, and it's starting to make Alex Cora a little bit uncomfortable. It was a reality that truly took root with the Red Sox manager after seeing this tweet following his team's loss to the Yankees Wednesday night ... "I saw that...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2018 - 1:27 am
    NEW YORK -- As if the scoreboard wasn't bad enough. With the game already out of hand in what turned into a 10-1 Yankees win over the Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez raced down the first base line while legging out an infield single. But upon arriving at the bag Nunez determined it was time for a pinch-...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 8:06 pm
    NEW YORK -- Wrong play, wrong time. Eduardo Nunez, who was playing in his first game in the field since injuring his knee six days before, suffered through perhaps the worst defensive play of the season for the Red Sox. Adding insult to injury was the result of the miscue. With two outs in the...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 7:38 pm
    NEW YORK -- Alex Cora suggested in his introductory press conference he would be using Craig Kimbrel outside the ninth inning. And he has, with the closer coming in prior to the ninth inning seven times entering Wednesday night. But forays into the eighth have come so few and far between, it has...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 5:39 pm
    NEW YORK -- After some confusion Tuesday, Alex Cora used Wednesday's pregame meeting with the media to clarify what the plan was for Chris Sale over his final two regular season starts. Cora noted that Sale would be pitching Friday in Cleveland against the Indians and then again Wednesday at Fenway...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
    NEW YORK -- As Alex Cora first noted in his weekly appearance on OMF with Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria, Mookie Betts is back in the Red Sox' lineup, serving as the visitors' designated hitter. Betts exited Sunday afternoon's game at Fenway Park in the sixth inning with a sore side...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 9:36 am
    NEW YORK -- The day after the Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi the questions immediately came Dave Dombrowski's way. Why Eovaldi and not Zach Britton? Britton had just been acquired by the Yankees for three minor leaguers, including highly-touted starter Dillon Tate. The Red Sox needed bullpen help...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 8:50 am
    NEW YORK -- With the Red Sox prioritizing the postseason these days, deciphering in-game decisions can be tricky. That was the case in the Sox' 3-2 loss to the Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. First came Alex Cora's choice to end Nathan Eovaldi's night after six innings and 83 pitches...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 18, 2018 - 10:21 pm
    NEW YORK -- The Red Sox are going to win the American League East. Up until about 9:38 p.m. Tuesday night that's what everyone was talking about when it came to this team. But with 15 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes until what will be their first postseason game Alex Cora's team was left to replace...
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