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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    February 22, 2019 - 4:02 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Understanding why Bobby Dalbec is an intriguing Red Sox prospect isn't complicated. He hits home runs. This we were reminded of in his first at-bat of the exhibition season against Northeastern Friday afternoon. Monster HR for Bobby Dalbec, 1st of the #SoxSpring pic.twitter.com/...
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    February 22, 2019 - 11:13 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Typically Alex Cora's meeting the media prior to spring training games are spent going through the updates when it comes to the manager's ballclub. Friday morning was different. Cora spent his entire press conference talking about the late Nick Cafardo, who passed away suddenly...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2019 - 9:55 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Cora isn't going to shy away from the talk shows. In fact, he embraces the conversation. This was the message passed along by the Red Sox manager when joining Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria at JetBlue Park Thursday for a 20-minute sit-down that touched on...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2019 - 4:23 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has passed away at the age of 62. Cafardo collapsed at JetBlue Park early Thursday afternoon. After being attended to by Red Sox medical personnel, he regained consciousness before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2019 - 9:30 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ryan Brasier is back. The Red Sox reliever could be found in the JetBlue Park clubhouse getting ready for another spring training workout with the rest of his teammates after missing the previous two days due to a trip back up to Boston. Brasier isn't quite ready to re-start...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2019 - 7:46 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We know the Red Sox have talked contract extension with both Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts. Chairman Tom Werner also told the Mut & Callahan Show that J.D. Martinez hasn't gotten such treatment. So where does it leave the other potential high-priced free agent Rick Porcello...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 20, 2019 - 1:49 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- At one point in his media briefing Wednesday Alex Cora offered a dose of reality when asked a roster construction question. "We're in the first week of spring training ...," said the Red Sox manager. Fair. But there can be moments, even this early in camp, where there is a...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 20, 2019 - 9:32 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This isn't anything new. There have been other spring trainings where an excitement regarding Eduardo Rodriguez's potential has been in the air at JetBlue Park. But listening to Alex Cora Tuesday it certainly seems the optimism might be a bit more definitive this time around. "...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 19, 2019 - 2:14 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The first sign of potential trouble came when Ryan Brasier had to postpone his scheduled appearance on the Mut & Callahan Show Tuesday morning. And then when the show participants -- Mike Mutnansky, Chris Curtis and John Tomase -- ran into the Red Sox reliever at the Fort...
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    USA Today Sports
    February 19, 2019 - 1:56 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mookie Betts said at least season's All-Star Game he would be paying attention to the contracts garnered by both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. For good reason. Whatever those two superstars ended up with would help set the bar for when Betts became eligible for free agency...
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