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
    November 04, 2019 - 11:06 am
    J.D. Martinez has to make his decision by midnight tonight. At 12:01 a.m. the Red Sox offseason strategy will officially take root. Let’s take one last look at the whole ball of wax … If the 32-year-old decides to forgo the guaranteed three years, $62.5 million left on his deal with the Sox it will...
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    USA Today Sports
    November 03, 2019 - 8:57 pm
    The reminders regarding Mookie Betts' talent keep rolling in. For the fourth consecutive season, the Red Sox outfielder was named the Rawlings Gold Glove winner for his work in right field. This is the first bit of news in an offseason that figures to include numerous mentions of Betts considering...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 31, 2019 - 3:19 pm
    The Red Sox have officially filled all their vacant major league coaching positions. With the news of the hiring of assistant hitting coach Peter Fatse and pitching coach Dave Bush having previously been reported, the lone spot on Alex Cora's coaching staff that remained a mystery was assistant...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 31, 2019 - 2:29 pm
    Chaim Bloom's first official move as the Chief Baseball Officer of the Red Sox is in the books. The Red Sox have claimed lefty pitcher Josh Osich off waivers from the White Sox. Having been picked up off waivers from the Orioles by Chicago last March, Osich turned in a solid season against lefty...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 31, 2019 - 12:49 pm
    We are going to have to wait a little while longer for J.D. Martinez's decision. The designated hitter/outfielder has until 5 p.m. Monday to decide if he is going to opt-out of his current deal with the Red Sox or return and be paid $23.75 million for the 2020 season by Boston. But if Martinez does...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 31, 2019 - 8:18 am
    The changes keep on coming for the Red Sox. According to a major league source, the team has identified Dave Bush as its new pitching coach. The soon-to-be 40-year-old spent last year as the organization's minor-league pitching coordinator, having joined the Red Sox in 2016 as a pitching...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 30, 2019 - 10:23 am
    An uncertain top of the rotation. The potential of not having J.D. Martinez. A contract year for Mookie Betts. A perceived lack of organizational depth. All concerns that most would surface when trying to get a read on the Red Sox' chances in 2020. Evidently, some oddsmakers aren't all that worried...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 29, 2019 - 7:38 am
    Pedro Martinez has seen his fair share of general managers, first as a player and then as a member of the front office, himself. At this point, he has a pretty fair idea of what makes a good one. "A good GM, the first thing I’m going to tell you is being able to connect with the players in a good...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 28, 2019 - 10:56 pm
    The Red Sox did call Theo Epstein. They did call Andrew Friedman. And they did call Mike Hazen. But the communication with the big fish in Major League Baseball's decision-making world wasn't for the reasons many would have originally surmised. The calls were made to find out who the most important...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 28, 2019 - 5:46 pm
    J.D. Martinez mentioned in spring training the Red Sox hadn't made a move to rework his current contract. "Nothing has happened," Martinez told WEEI.com the week leading into Opening Day , a reality he reaffirmed when the season began. Just days away the date Martinez will be forced to choose...
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