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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    August 21, 2018 - 5:38 pm
    Dave Roberts. Joey Gathright. Quintin Berry. Rajai Davis. All were part of the Red Sox' postseason strategy during the organization's various runs at the World Series. The acquisition of a designated speedster to call upon when needed at the most important moments. Last year it was the August...
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    August 21, 2018 - 12:55 pm
    Back in 2009, the Red Sox needed some late-inning certainty from their bullpen. So on Aug. 25, they dealt for Mets closer Billy Wagner. The good news for the Sox back then was that two of their chief competitors at the time, the Yankees and Angels, had better records than Boston, not allowing a...
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    August 21, 2018 - 12:12 pm
    Eyebrows were raised when a college coach, Brad Stevens, was hired by the Celtics to become the replacement for Doc Rivers. Appearing on the Kirk & Callahan Show during Tuesday's Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck offered some insight as to why his organization made such a...
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    August 20, 2018 - 8:16 pm
    Terry Francona's admiration for Dustin Pedroia has never been a secret. It's an admiration that was only reinforced when the Indians' manager met with the media prior to his team's game with the Red Sox Monday night. "There's nobody like him and I can't imagine there will ever be," Francona said. "...
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    August 20, 2018 - 7:54 am
    Monday night the last two American League Cy Young Award winners will face off at Fenway Park. You've probably become familiar with last year's honoree, Cleveland's Corey Kluber. He offers an intimidating image, usually thanks to a bunch of strikeouts. Last year the righty -- who lives in...
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    August 19, 2018 - 3:53 pm
    Don't worry, we won't lump this in with the Jeff Bagwell for Larry Anderson conversation quite yet. But it certainly appears as though the player the Red Sox dealt to the Rays in exchange for rental Nathan Eovaldi has a pretty good chance to at least to be a major leaguer for a while That was...
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    August 19, 2018 - 3:23 pm
    The White Sox are about to give Red Sox fans a reminder what their team gave up to get Chris Sale. According to Chicago's Twitter account, the White Sox are calling up pitcher Michael Kopech to make his major league debut Tuesday against the Twins. Kopech was one of four players who the Red Sox...
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    August 19, 2018 - 8:01 am
    Following the Red Sox' 5-2 win over the Rays, David Price had some quotes of interest. (For a complete recap of the Sox' win, click here.) Question: What has been the difference in your turnaround? Answer: "I made adjustments." Question: What kind of adjustments? Answer (said with a smile): "I'm...
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    August 18, 2018 - 2:44 pm
    This wasn't part of the plan. After pitching six shutout innings last Sunday in his return from the disabled list, Chris Sale is headed back to the 10-day D.L. with what the Red Sox are classifying as mild left shoulder inflammation. Sale missed 14 games, and two starts, during his first absence...
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    August 18, 2018 - 11:58 am
    After making yet another spectacular catch Friday night -- this time robbing Tampa Bay's Tommy Pham in the third inning -- Jackie Bradley got plenty of praise. And deservedly so. The center field has made such feats somewhat of a science. JBJ catches everything pic.twitter.com/63CVU5s1xP — Sox...
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