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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    June 19, 2018 - 7:36 am
    It's that time of year again when the Red Sox get ready for their dive into the late-inning relief pitching market. This time around they could certainly make the case that the desperation isn't there. Craig Kimbrel remains one of the best closers in the game, Joe Kelly has emerged as one of the...
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    June 18, 2018 - 2:09 pm
    When Pedro Martinez talks, people listen. That's why what the former Red Sox pitcher had to say on the Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Show Monday afternoon when it came to the state of baseball was so telling. Martinez, who just pitched in the Red Sox' Alumni Game last month, offered a candid...
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    June 17, 2018 - 11:08 pm
    Sunday offered a reminder that there aren't going to be a lot of easy answers when it comes to deciphering the Red Sox' approach heading into the non-waiver trade deadline. You had Eduardo Rodriguez continuing to keep pace with a rotation that doesn't appear to have any weak links. Rafael Devers is...
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    June 15, 2018 - 10:41 am
    Three weeks from Friday, the Red Sox parted ways with Hanley Ramirez. That's 21 days since the team's former No. 3 hitter abruptly stopped playing baseball without any apparent injury. And it was one week after that Ramirez officially became free to sign with any team in baseball. The last we heard...
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    June 15, 2018 - 10:08 am
    It was just one sentence at the end of his postgame evaluation of David Price. But the statement summed up everything you need to know when it comes to the Red Sox and their starting pitcher. "He's right where we want him to be," Cora told reporters after his team's 2-1 win over the Mariners...
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    June 14, 2018 - 9:42 pm
    Things may be starting to turn around for last year's Red Sox first-round pick Tanner Houck. Having struggled through the majority of his first full professional season, the righty starter turned in six no-hit innings for Single-A Salem Thursday night. The performance almost led to a combined no-...
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    June 14, 2018 - 7:59 am
    BALTIMORE -- Remember all that leadership talk of a season ago? David Ortiz had left. David Price's controversies dominated storylines. And Dustin Pedroia was left standing in front of his locker proclaiming "I'm standing right here," when questioned about the presence of leaders in the Red Sox'...
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    June 13, 2018 - 12:22 am
    BALTIMORE -- Consider it the Felix Doubront lesson. You don't anoint a starting pitcher a no-doubt, top-of-the-rotation guy until he is a no-doubt, top-of-the-rotation guy. And that's what we're struggling with when it comes to Eduardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez pitched well again Tuesday night, allowing...
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    June 12, 2018 - 10:06 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic properties of...
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    June 12, 2018 - 8:21 pm
    BALTIMORE -- Mitch Moreland wasn't worried about playing time this spring training despite the perceived logjam at first base. He pointed to 2017 when another perceived roster roadblock resulted in more games played than any other season in his career. He was right. Hanley Ramirez is gone and...
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