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
    March 24, 2019 - 8:24 pm
    The Red Sox said all along they weren't prepared to carry three catchers on their Opening Day roster as was the case last season. Sunday we found out who the odd man out would be. As was first reported by Evan Drellich, the Red Sox have put Sandy Leon on waivers. Because of Leon's current contract...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 24, 2019 - 9:08 am
    The Red Sox have their Opening Day bullpen. Matt Barnes. Ryan Brasier. Heath Hembree. Brandon Workman. Brian Johnson, Colten Brewer. Hector Velazquez. Tyler Thornburg. Thornburg is the highest-paid member of the group at $1.7 million despite not proving to be an effective big leaguer since 2016...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
    It's difficult to take issue with the Chris Sale contract, from either side. For the Red Sox, it is the proof in their pudding that lessons were learned from botching the Jon Lester deal back in 2014. You need an ace, an anchor. Their pursuit of such an item since the departure of Lester took the...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 23, 2019 - 5:17 am
    The Celtics are turning to an old friend for a bit of a boost. According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the C's have agreed to a 10-day contract with Greg Monroe. Free agent center Greg Monroe has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 22, 2019 - 3:33 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Chris Sale said this past offseason he would certainly welcome a phone call from the Red Sox regarding a contract extension. Well, the phone rang, he answered and a deal reportedly has gotten done. According to multiple reports Sale and the Red Sox have agreed to a five-year...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 22, 2019 - 11:16 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Alex Cora announced Dustin Pedroia wouldn't be joining the Red Sox for their season-opening series in Seattle the next question was regarding when the second baseman would be making his season debut. At that point, there were no answers, just the initial plan to spend the...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 21, 2019 - 10:19 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Seven relievers pitched for the Red Sox Thursday night. Yet it was one, Colten Brewer, whose voice summed up this relief-pitching situation the best. "There's always the anxious thing. I'm ready to know as soon as possible," Brewer said. " Whatever decision they make they're the...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 21, 2019 - 2:14 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Andrew Benintendi was called up to the major leagues eight days after Alex Bregman. The pair have identical .282 career batting averages, with Bregman holding an edge in OPS (.866 to .806) and home runs (58 to 38). Benintendi has more stolen bases (42 to 29), having played in 28...
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    USA Today Sports
    March 21, 2019 - 8:36 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just before the media surrounded Mookie Betts Wednesday morning to get his thoughts on baseball's biggest contract agreement - Mike Trout's $430 million extension - J.D. Martinez sat at his locker signing baseballs while clarifying his own lot in life. "Nothing has happened,"...
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