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 17, 2018 - 7:03 am
    This whole thing comes with a caveat. It can go bad at any point. It did before, and it can again. But when it comes to Chris Sale's march toward living life as a postseason ace and putting his shoulder inflammation in the rearview mirror, the plan seems to be going swimmingly. This is the...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 16, 2018 - 5:22 pm
    For a few hours Sunday afternoon Red Sox fans held their breath. Mookie Betts came out of a game due to injury. The outfielder was escorted off the Fenway Park field by manager Alex Cora and trainer Masai Takahashi in the sixth inning after throwing home on Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly. It would be...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 16, 2018 - 2:55 pm
    The Red Sox got bad news in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon. After making a throw home on Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly Betts was taken out of the game, with trainer Masai Takahashi and manager Alex Cora coming out to right field escorting the outfielder out of the game. The Red Sox announced the...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 16, 2018 - 1:53 pm
    The big showdown between Jacob deGrom and Chris Sale lasted three innings. The Red Sox starter's return into the starting rotation continued Sunday afternoon with three innings of one-hit ball against the Mets. Sale threw 42 pitches (27 strikes), striking out one. As was the case in his last start...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 16, 2018 - 8:47 am
    Prior to the Red Sox' 5-3 win over the Mets Saturday, Alex Cora offered his best example when it came to making the final decision on a postseason roster. "The last spot was here," said the Red Sox manager, referencing the Astros' regular-season ending series against the Red Sox in 2017. "With (...
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    September 14, 2018 - 10:55 pm
    It is in the running for the catch of the year. Make it look easier, you can’t. pic.twitter.com/0XhhCcU1yt — MLB (@MLB) September 13, 2018 Mark Hickey had never played baseball beyond Little League, but the confidence in which he snagged the foul ball hit up between State Street Pavilion Sections 5...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 14, 2018 - 7:40 pm
    After getting walloped by the Astros in the first two games of last season's American League Division Series the Red Sox decided enough was enough. It was team meeting time. The Red Sox finally looked in the mirror and didn't like what they were seeing. "It does suck to go through a whole season...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 14, 2018 - 11:57 am
    Remember when everyone was bemoaning the fact Giancarlo Stanton was headed to the Yankees? Those were quite a few days at last offseason's Winter Meetings. Make no mistake about it, Stanton is undoubtedly a nice player to have. He's sitting with a .264 batting average and .838 OPS with 33 homers...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 14, 2018 - 11:24 am
    Much has been made of the Red Sox' doing everything in their power to make sure pitchers aren't running on fumes come October. Fewer innings. Disabled list stints. Managed pitch counts. But there is one aspect of the approach taken by Dana LeVangie and Alex Cora that should be brought to the top of...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 14, 2018 - 10:43 am
    Eduardo Nunez has insisted his knee was OK before, but as we found out earlier this month that wasn't really the case. "I feel better. At the beginning of the season, I was hurt," he said " I just tried. My knee didn’t feel good. I couldn’t run. I couldn’t move at second base. I couldn’t drive the...
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