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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.

Latest stories

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Steve Pearce breaks the analytics mold by flourishing at age 35

By , Globe Staff

The World Series MVP has shown what a veteran presence can add, on the field and in the clubhouse.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox are taking a big risk by not bringing back Craig Kimbrel

By , Globe Staff

A lot of things have to go right for the Red Sox if this bullpen is to succeed without an elite closer.

Mookie Betts doesn’t think Machado deal will affect his own situation much

By , Globe Staff

Betts, who can become a free agent after 2020, said, “We’re different players and it’ll be a different time.”

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

The clock is ticking for pitchers, and there are concerns

By , Globe Staff

Players say they will adjust to the clock in spring games but they don’t sound wild about the idea.