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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    July 18, 2018 - 9:34 pm
    Alex Cora said after Drew Pomeranz's latest rehab start what he made of where the starter was at. He was honest. "The reports, he was OK," the Red Sox manager said. "Velocity is not up. It’s been 89, 90, I think. Inconsistent with the breaking stuff. I read something yesterday about, 3-0 count...
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    July 18, 2018 - 12:23 pm
    A week ago, the idea that the Red Sox would need to make a run at a starting pitcher seemed outrageous. They had enough. Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz were coming back, and the rotation was already four-deep with Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez. Well, times have...
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    July 18, 2018 - 11:19 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consider Tuesday the calm before the storm. It shouldn't have come as a shock American League All-Star manager A.J. Hinch chose to stay away from Craig Kimbrel, with Red Sox manager Alex Cora clearly making a plea to his former colleague to stay away from his closer, who had...
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    July 18, 2018 - 2:17 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jon Lester came to understand the reality of the Boston sports media scene better than most. The pitcher had come up through the Red Sox system, entering into the big league world with the Sox in 2006 before finally leaving town just before the non-waiver trade deadline in 2014...
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    July 17, 2018 - 11:15 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — During the regular season, Detroit has Jon Lester’s number. For his career, the lefty is just 2-6 against the Tigers with a 6.05 ERA in 11 starts. So when Lester speaks to David Price’s struggles against the Yankees, there is some valuable experience behind the words. Talking in...
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    July 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A couple of years ago, Drew Pomeranz pitched in the All-Star Game. The next time he took a major league mound it wasn't for the team he had been representing, going from the Padres to the Red Sox. It was the reason most in Boston cared a lick when Pomeranz came in the game for...
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    July 17, 2018 - 10:34 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been a year Craig Kimbrel won't soon forget, and it's far from over. The Red Sox' closer's 2018 has already been highlighted by the recovery of his infant daughter from heart complications. It's a reminder the Red Sox' closer was afforded once again with Lydia Kimbrel's...
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    July 17, 2018 - 2:04 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There is little debate that the Red Sox made a wise move in committing to J.D. Martinez this past offseason. It wasn't cheap, but the price they got the slugger (five years, $110 million) is appearing to be a relative bargain. The issue, however, is those opt-outs. Martinez can...
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    July 16, 2018 - 7:21 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mookie Betts still has another couple of rounds of arbitration before hitting the free agent market. But that doesn't mean he is downplaying the importance of what will unfold this coming offseason. The Red Sox outfielder admitted during the media session at the All-Star...
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    July 16, 2018 - 10:04 am
    The Home Run Derby is not a hitting coach's best friend. That we learned way back in 2011. After the '11 Derby, in which Adrian Gonzalez finished a close second to Robinson Cano, the then-Red Sox first baseman went through a dramatic power outage, hitting just one home run in the 36 games after the...
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