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
    December 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
    The Red Sox had some interest in bringing back Joe Kelly. Just not enough. In his first interview since agreeing to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Dodgers, Joe Kelly appeared on the Bradfo Sho podcast to explain why he chose the Dodgers. Kelly went on to explain that Los Angeles was the...
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    December 13, 2018 - 9:49 pm
    Joe Kelly was clearly enamored by the idea of going to the Dodgers. After meeting with team president Andrew Friedman for almost three hours last Friday, Kelly came away impressed with how Los Angeles viewed the pitcher's evolution, future and predicted role. Dodger Stadium was also just a few...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 13, 2018 - 9:09 pm
    There will be time for the baseball questions. Thursday, however, Mookie Betts was talking bicycles. The reigning American League MVP visited Donelson-Hermitage YMCA in Nashville to hand out free bikes and helmets to some area children. "You always remember your first bike," Betts told The...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 13, 2018 - 6:57 am
    Joe Kelly is moving on. According to a major league source, the reliever has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers in the vicinity of $25 million. The Red Sox, Mets and White Sox were the chief competitors for Kelly's services. Kelly visited with Dodgers president Andrew Friedman for nearly...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 11, 2018 - 9:25 pm
    LAS VEGAS -- Since putting the World Series in the rearview mirror Alex Cora has repeatedly said the Red Sox aren't going to be resting on their laurels. Tuesday he offered perhaps the first example of the world champs turning the page. Meeting with the media at the MLB winter meetings Cora...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 11, 2018 - 2:50 pm
    LAS VEGAS -- Two years ago it was Rich Hill, the journeyman lefty in his mid-30's, who had punctuated a remarkable comeback story by sitting in front of the assembled media at the MLB winter meetings to announce his three-year contract. Monday it was Nathan Eovaldi's turn. "It's hard to explain,"...
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    December 11, 2018 - 2:28 pm
    LAS VEGAS -- Eduardo Rodriguez swung through the MLB winter meetings Tuesday talking a whole lot of Fortnite (he was in town to play in an MLB-sponsored tournament for the video game) and a little baseball. But perhaps the most interesting topic that came up -- besides designating Joe Kelly, David...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 10, 2018 - 7:35 pm
    LAS VEGAS -- Dave Dombrowski wasn't about to definitively say Craig Kimbrel wasn't going to fit into the Red Sox' plans, or even mention the closer by name when discussing his free agent situation. But it wasn't difficult to read between the lines. "No, not really," Dombrowski told the local media...
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    USA Today Sports
    December 10, 2018 - 1:51 pm
    Robby Scott is headed to the Reds. The lefty reliever was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati, who was subsequently awarded Scott. The impetus for the Red Sox to put the pitcher on waivers was to create a spot on the 40-man roster, which now stands at 39 players. The 29-year-old Scott appeared in...
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    December 10, 2018 - 11:36 am
    LAS VEGAS -- Joe Kelly is happy with the communication he has had throughout the offseason with the Red Sox. But in the next breath, the reliever explained to WEEI.com how enjoyable it has been to meet with and listen to other suitors. Now we have an idea some of those teams who have some interest...
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