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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    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    USA Today Sports
    February 24, 2020 - 10:18 am
    (The following is an excerpt from this week's "The Monday Baseball Column". To read the entire column, click here.) While so much of the focus had been on the "it's a business" mantra relayed by Mookie Betts leading up to his contract year, another member of the Red Sox was digging in. Jackie...
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    Phillips Vadez
    USA Today Sports
    February 23, 2020 - 3:14 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a sea of new faces in the Red Sox JetBlue clubhouse, another one is on the way. The team announced Sunday that it had claimed pitcher Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Mariners. To make room on the 40-man roster the Red Sox put Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day disabled list...
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    Ron Roenicke and Jerry Narron
    USA Today Sports
    February 23, 2020 - 9:44 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Jerry Narron was announced as the bench coach for the Red Sox it didn't seem complicated: The last time Ron Roenicke was manager of a major league team, with the Brewers, Narron manned the same position. But there was another dynamic that played in the favor of Narron when...
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    Jonathan Lucroy
    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2020 - 2:52 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For Jonathan Lucroy working out in the Fort Worth, Texas area with his buddy, Rockies star Trevor Story, wasn't anything new. But when the pair met up in October this time around something certainly stood out. Each player volunteered to try out a new contraption at the workout...
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    David Ortiz
    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2020 - 1:36 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If anyone can sympathize with the decision facing Tom Brady it's David Ortiz. Ortiz lived the life of a longtime New England sports icon, playing into his 40's after spending 14 seasons in front of the Boston sports fans. There was, of course, different stops along the way that...
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    Ron Roenicke.
    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2020 - 10:24 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi, Eduardo Rodriguez and Martin Perez. After that who is going to pitch in the Red Sox' starting rotation is a mystery. It could be one guy or it could be a bunch of 'Openers' filling the spot. As we sit here, Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke is not...
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    J.D. Martinez
    USA Today Sports
    February 21, 2020 - 7:28 am
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez offered an interesting bit of information when appearing on OMF Thursday. Evidently, the Red Sox were prepared for the Astros' system of cheating heading into the 2018 playoffs. Appearing with Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria at JetBlue Park, Martinez...
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    David Ortiz holds a press conference
    WEEI.com photo
    February 20, 2020 - 3:00 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was just about 30 minutes after Jonathan Lucroy had sat on the JetBlue Park bench, letting it be known he was very happy Mike Fiers publicly exposed the Astros' cheating ways. Sitting it the spot in front of the identical grouping of media, David Ortiz had a very different...
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    Jonathan Lucroy
    WEEI.com photo
    February 20, 2020 - 2:34 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If anybody had any questions about whether or not Jonathan Lucroy was going to dance around commenting on the Astros' cheating scandal -- as has been the case with numerous Red Sox players throughout the early days of spring training -- the catcher left no room for...
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