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
    August 14, 2018 - 9:48 pm
    It was at least an interesting conversation. The situation was this ... The Red Sox and Phillies were tied at 1-1 with one out in the eighth inning and nobody on base for the visitors. Starter Rick Porcello had been cruising, allowing just one run and two hits over seven innings while striking out...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 13, 2018 - 11:46 am
    Any catcher would absolutely love to be Sandy Leon right now. This is a player whose team, the Red Sox, has won 27 of the last 29 games Leon has started at backstop. And along the way, the 29-year-old has compiled the best catcher's ERA in the majors, with pitchers carrying a 3.05 mark with him...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 12, 2018 - 10:32 pm
    Alex Cora didn't hesitate in his assessment. "He's the best hitter in baseball, no doubt about it," the Red Sox manager said in discussing J.D. Martinez on the Red Sox Radio Network pregame show. "It's impressive because he stays with his plan, he looks for mistakes and when he gets them he's not...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 11, 2018 - 11:48 pm
    The Red Sox swept the Orioles Saturday. Big whoop. There were reasons to watch both the Sox' 5-0 Game 1 win and their 6-4 victory in the nightcaps. Finding the impetus to tune into these games isn't difficult, as was the case Saturday. But what the pair of games at Camden Yards did was continue the...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 11, 2018 - 12:07 pm
    Ryan Brasier was a guy. Just a guy. The presence of innocuous 30-somethings in spring training isn't out of the ordinary, particularly when it comes to road games. The teams need to bring extra pitchers just in case things get out of hand, with no guarantee they will see the mound, and usually,...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 09, 2018 - 8:42 pm
    TORONTO - The coaches and the players in Rogers Centre's visitors' clubhouse weren't oblivious to the talk. Having a team that won 81 of its first 115 games will do that. "What are we 35 games away? It's probably not a record we want to be focusing on," said one Red Sox player. The conversation had...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 08, 2018 - 10:09 pm
    TORONTO -- What if Rafael Devers is really, really good? The Red Sox won Wednesday night -- because that's what they do -- beating the Blue Jays, 10-5, at Rogers Centre. Since that Sunday night debacle in the Bronx on July 1, this is a team that has won 25 of its 30 games. The Sox sit 47 games over...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 08, 2018 - 8:14 pm
    TORONTO -- After Tuesday night, the concerns really started growing regarding Craig Kimbrel. After blowing the save in what eventually would be a Red Sox' win over the Blue Jays -- with the closer giving up a game-tying home run to Justin Smoak -- the numbers had gotten ugly. Since the All-Star...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 08, 2018 - 6:31 pm
    TORONTO -- Tucked in among a crazy night of plays during the Red Sox' win over the Blue Jays Tuesday night was one of the season's most memorable. Sandy Leon tagged out Kendrys Morales. The play was not only important at the time, keeping the bases loaded without the Jays adding to their lead, but...
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    USA Today Sports
    August 08, 2018 - 1:13 pm
    TORONTO -- Life has been full of the unexpected when it comes to J.D. Martinez. Ask a teammate if Martinez is better than they thought and you'll get a shockingly honest answer. "Definitely," said Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland. "I knew he was a great player and a great hitter, but the stuff...
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