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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    USA Today Sports
    September 22, 2018 - 6:36 pm
    Prior to Saturday night's game against the Indians, Alex Cora was asked about Craig Kimbrel. Why? Because the closer has found himself throwing the ball better than at any other point this season, at just the right time. "Mechanics-wise they found something that was off," Cora told reporters. "It...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 22, 2018 - 5:01 pm
    The Patriots' Twitter account offered some optimism heading into the Pats' Sunday night game against the Lions. The team's social media platform showed various players boarding the plane for Detroit, among them was offensive tackle Marcus Cannon. The fact that Cannon is making the trip suggests he...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
    The immediate takeaway from Alex Cora's lineup Saturday was that Mookie Betts is not in it. Another day of rest for the outfielder and his oblique. Andrew Benintendi LF, Ian Kinsler 2B, Rafael Devers 3B, J.D. Martinez RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Mitch Moreland DH, Brock Holt 1B, Blake Swihart C, Jackie...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 21, 2018 - 2:48 am
    NEW YORK -- Dave Dombrowski knows the routine. He has done it plenty of times. He takes his shoes off, allows the players to douse him with champagne and offer as many congratulations in among the goggle-clad players as possible. Thursday night was no different at Yankee Stadium, except for one...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 21, 2018 - 1:58 am
    NEW YORK -- If it was always just this easy. Manager talks to his star player in the midst of a slump and star player gets out of his slump. There you have it. That is, after all, what happened with Red Sox skipper Alex Cora and Mookie Betts after Wednesday night's game. "He sat me down and told me...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2018 - 7:48 pm
    NEW YORK -- At least it wasn't the knee. That certainly was what ran through the Red Sox' minds when Eduardo Nunez took himself out of Wednesday night's game after legging out an infield single. They knew the problem was not balky right knee, but rather a tight left hamstring. But until Alex Cora...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2018 - 6:06 pm
    NEW YORK -- Some of the key Red Sox have altered their approach to hitting, and it's starting to make Alex Cora a little bit uncomfortable. It was a reality that truly took root with the Red Sox manager after seeing this tweet following his team's loss to the Yankees Wednesday night ... "I saw that...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 20, 2018 - 1:27 am
    NEW YORK -- As if the scoreboard wasn't bad enough. With the game already out of hand in what turned into a 10-1 Yankees win over the Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez raced down the first base line while legging out an infield single. But upon arriving at the bag Nunez determined it was time for a pinch-...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 8:06 pm
    NEW YORK -- Wrong play, wrong time. Eduardo Nunez, who was playing in his first game in the field since injuring his knee six days before, suffered through perhaps the worst defensive play of the season for the Red Sox. Adding insult to injury was the result of the miscue. With two outs in the...
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    USA Today Sports
    September 19, 2018 - 7:38 pm
    NEW YORK -- Alex Cora suggested in his introductory press conference he would be using Craig Kimbrel outside the ninth inning. And he has, with the closer coming in prior to the ninth inning seven times entering Wednesday night. But forays into the eighth have come so few and far between, it has...
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