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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    Jarren Duran is headed to spring training
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    January 24, 2020 - 9:30 am
    The Red Sox have announced the list of non-roster invitees to major league spring training and, as is usually the case, there are a few interesting names. Most notable is Jarren Duran's presence. The 23-year-old -- a seventh-round pick in the 2018 June Draft -- is considered the Sox' top outfield...
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    Mookie Betts is in trade rumors
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    January 24, 2020 - 8:39 am
    We know that the Red Sox and Padres have discussed (and are discussing) the framework for a Mookie Betts trade, as was first reported by Dennis Lin of The Athletic. Part of the equation is including outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers -- who has struggled in recent years in San Diego -- in any trade...
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    Rob Manfred gave players immunity
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    January 22, 2020 - 8:09 am
    Wondering why no players received punishments for the Astros' sign-stealing scandal? We now may have the answer. While Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's explanation was that it would be "difficult and impractical" to punish players , according to a report in the Wall Street Journal...
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    USA Today Sports
    January 21, 2020 - 6:21 pm
    Curt Schilling will have to wait at least one more year. The former Red Sox pitcher came up just short in his bid for entrance into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 70 percent of the vote. Seventy-five percent is needed for induction. The only two players receiving entrance into this...
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    Travis Lakins has been traded to Cubs
    USA Today Sports
    January 21, 2020 - 3:36 pm
    The Red Sox and Cubs have made a trade. Former Sox general manager Theo Epstein and new Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom agreed to a deal Tuesday that is sending pitcher Travis Lakins to Chicago in exchange for either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Lakins was...
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    Dustin Pedroia has suffered a setback
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    January 21, 2020 - 10:51 am
    A major league source confirmed a Boston Globe report that Dustin Pedroia has suffered a significant setback in his attempt to come back from the left knee issues which has limited the second baseman to just nine games over the past two seasons. The injury not only puts Pedroia's participation in...
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    Mookie Betts is going to be a free agent after 2020
    USA Today Sports
    January 21, 2020 - 7:26 am
    Wondering why there hasn't seemingly been any legitimate traction regarding a Mookie Betts trade? There now might be a clue. According to ESPN's Buster Olney , the Red Sox have been asking for two high-end prospects in exchange for Betts along with taking on David Price and at least a significant...
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    J.D. Martinez and Alex Cora
    USA Today Sports
    January 19, 2020 - 7:14 am
    SPRINGFIELD -- The next shoe may not have officially dropped Saturday, but a toe was dipped into the water. For the first time, a member of the 2018 Red Sox flat-out said his team was innocent. Up until J.D. Martinez stepped before the media at Winter Weekend there had been a series of coaches and...
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    Mike Lowell
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    January 18, 2020 - 12:14 pm
    Following mutually parting ways with Alex Cora earlier this week, the Red Sox are now looking for a new manager with spring training right around the corner. One former player to be mentioned a lot this week has been Jason Varitek, but another former player who would be interested, on certain...
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    Bruce Bochy is retired
    USA Today Sports
    January 16, 2020 - 7:51 am
    There was the wave of "We can't talk about that right now ..." Wednesday at Fenway Park. That comes with the MLB's investigation of now-former Red Sox manager Alex Cora and the organization. But what Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom and the team's ownership group could (somewhat) discuss was...
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