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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    July 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A couple of years ago, Drew Pomeranz pitched in the All-Star Game. The next time he took a major league mound it wasn't for the team he had been representing, going from the Padres to the Red Sox. It was the reason most in Boston cared a lick when Pomeranz came in the game for...
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    July 17, 2018 - 10:34 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been a year Craig Kimbrel won't soon forget, and it's far from over. The Red Sox' closer's 2018 has already been highlighted by the recovery of his infant daughter from heart complications. It's a reminder the Red Sox' closer was afforded once again with Lydia Kimbrel's...
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    July 17, 2018 - 2:04 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There is little debate that the Red Sox made a wise move in committing to J.D. Martinez this past offseason. It wasn't cheap, but the price they got the slugger (five years, $110 million) is appearing to be a relative bargain. The issue, however, is those opt-outs. Martinez can...
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    July 16, 2018 - 7:21 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mookie Betts still has another couple of rounds of arbitration before hitting the free agent market. But that doesn't mean he is downplaying the importance of what will unfold this coming offseason. The Red Sox outfielder admitted during the media session at the All-Star...
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    July 16, 2018 - 10:04 am
    The Home Run Derby is not a hitting coach's best friend. That we learned way back in 2011. After the '11 Derby, in which Adrian Gonzalez finished a close second to Robinson Cano, the then-Red Sox first baseman went through a dramatic power outage, hitting just one home run in the 36 games after the...
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    July 16, 2018 - 8:43 am
    Appearing on the Bradfo Sho podcast Alex Cora raised an interesting notion: if this world of analytics existed in 2004, the Red Sox might not have won that World Series. (Click here to listen to the entire podcast.) "Probably '04 doesn't win that one with all this information because they were just...
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    July 14, 2018 - 7:34 pm
    Tyler Clippard has had a nice career, and he can partially thank his discovery of a split-fingered fastball for a good chunk of it. (For more on that evolution, including some Koji Uehara comparisons, click here.) But Saturday that pitch did him no favors. A reality that Dennis Eckersley -- along...
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    July 14, 2018 - 6:40 pm
    More than five hours before Xander Bogaerts walked-off the Blue Jays with a ninth-inning grand slam, Alex Cora was forced to put on his honesty hat and offer the latest on Drew Pomeranz. "The reports, he was OK," said the Red Sox manager when asked about Pomeranz's Friday night start for the Triple...
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    July 13, 2018 - 10:46 pm
    Seeing Jayson Tatum in another uniform isn't usually a notion Celtics fans want to entertain. Friday night, however, all was still right with the Boston basketball-playing world. Wearing a St. Louis Cardinals jersey and hat, Tatum threw out of the first pitch for his hometown Cards at Busch Stadium...
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    July 13, 2018 - 8:29 pm
    Rick Porcello is not going into the All-Star break in a good place. The Red Sox starting pitcher suffered through his worst outing of the season, allowing eight runs on seven hits while getting just six outs against the Blue Jays Friday night. Porcello gave way to reliever Hector Velazquez with...
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