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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    October 21, 2019 - 11:37 am
    The Red Sox are thinking somewhat outside the box when it comes to hiring their next assistant hitting coach. Sources confirmed Monday that the Red Sox are bringing in Peter Fatse to fill the position vacated by Andy Barkett. (The news was first reported by Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage.) The 32-...
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    October 18, 2019 - 9:38 pm
    Steven Wright is in the process of starting over, in more ways than one. The Red Sox announced Friday that the knuckleballer was being released, ending a stint with the organization that began in 2013. Wright only pitched in six games for the team in 2019, experiencing a foot and arm injuries that...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 16, 2019 - 12:19 pm
    This is the John Henry quote from just a few days before the end of the regular season that so many keep pivoting to: "This is a challenging offseason. So, to put one of the (internal) candidates you keep bringing up in charge and responsible for that, that’s sort of a tough way to start your...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 14, 2019 - 4:54 pm
    It was an interesting idea. It's also not going to happen. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman became another well-established name that won't be in the mix for the Red Sox general manager/president of baseball operations job, telling the Los Angeles media that he is close to...
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    October 14, 2019 - 9:34 am
    (The following is an excerpt from "The Sunday Baseball Column" which ran on Oct. 13. Click here to read the entire column.) Corey Wimberly has more experience than most with the minor-leaguers from the Red Sox organization who currently find themselves in the Arizona Fall League. But what the...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 10, 2019 - 7:22 am
    Maybe the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman already have a handshake agreement. Perhaps this abrupt ending to the Dodgers' season will only motivate the President of Baseball Operations for last year's National League champs even more. There is also the possibility that the idea of leaving a good thing...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 09, 2019 - 12:49 pm
    If you're trying to envision a Red Sox lineup without J.D. Martinez Wednesday afternoon's report from Jon Heyman should be of some note. Twins are picking up Nelson Cruz’s $12M option for 2020. No surprise there. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 9, 2019 inez Cruz's potential availability would...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 09, 2019 - 7:05 am
    It's always a dangerous proposition to start heaping blame on the coaches for the players' failures. But this is also part of the deal when it comes to trying to fix what ails an underachieving team. Players have big contracts that can't be moved while coaches are easily moved on from. This was a...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 08, 2019 - 10:53 am
    The assumption was that somebody had to pay the price for the Red Sox' underachieving in 2019. Tuesday we found out who those coaches were. The Red Sox announced that pitching coach Dana LeVangie would not be returning to the position, having been reassigned to the professional scouting department...
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