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
    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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    USA Today Sports
    October 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
    The Red Sox have their new head of baseball operations. A major league source confirmed that former Rays Vice-President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom has agreed to take the position vacated by Dave Dombrowski. Bloom's official title is not yet known. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was first...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 25, 2019 - 9:33 am
    The conversation with a baseball executive took place in the final days of the 2019 season, with all attention shifted away from what was happening on the field and toward the idea of who might replace Dave Dombrowski. Some candidates' names were surfaced, with the exec bringing up Tampa Bay...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 24, 2019 - 9:22 pm
    The Red Sox may be on the verge of finding Dave Dombrowski's replacement. The Sox have interviewed Rays Vice-President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom for the job of their next chief decision-maker when it comes to baseball matters. The 36-year-old has been working hand in hand with Tampa Bay GM...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
    David Ross explained on the Bradfo Sho podcast this week how much he wanted the job. Now he has it. According to multiple reports, the Cubs will hire the former Red Sox catcher to become their next manager. (David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago was first to report the news.) Ross, who worked in the...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 21, 2019 - 11:37 am
    The Red Sox are thinking somewhat outside the box when it comes to hiring their next assistant hitting coach. Sources confirmed Monday that the Red Sox are bringing in Peter Fatse to fill the position vacated by Andy Barkett. (The news was first reported by Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage.) The 32-...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 18, 2019 - 9:38 pm
    Steven Wright is in the process of starting over, in more ways than one. The Red Sox announced Friday that the knuckleballer was being released, ending a stint with the organization that began in 2013. Wright only pitched in six games for the team in 2019, experiencing a foot and arm injuries that...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 16, 2019 - 12:19 pm
    This is the John Henry quote from just a few days before the end of the regular season that so many keep pivoting to: "This is a challenging offseason. So, to put one of the (internal) candidates you keep bringing up in charge and responsible for that, that’s sort of a tough way to start your...
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