Nick Cafardo

Cafardo covers the Red Sox and Major League Baseball for the Sports section. He writes the Sunday baseball notes and has a Red Sox column. He also contributes to the NESN Red Sox pre-game show and has authored books on the Patriots and Atlanta Braves.

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Plenty of room for improvement on Red Sox roster

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The unpredictable Red Sox are capable of winning close games, losing close games, winning blowouts, and losing walkoffs.

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At 40, Koji Uehara in a pitched battle

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Last year’s poor finish, coupled with injuries, leaves you with some questions about the closer’s future.


All-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball

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A catcher who plays great defense and can hit, like Red Sox prospect Blake Swihart, is a rare breed in MLB these days.

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There’s no sitting super sub Brock Holt

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Like last season, Holt is forcing his way into the lineup — and Friday’s go-ahead home run helped his cause.