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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

Matt Barnes has his chance to get straightened out

By , Globe Staff

The reliever has been struggling, so maybe this break will be just what he needs.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Terry Francona is still the top manager in the game

By , Globe Staff

What Francona did with the Indians in 2016 was nothing short of magical, and he continues to shine.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox need to make series in Cleveland count

By , Globe Staff

The Indians and Sox appear headed for another playoff showdown, and having home-field advantage will be key.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

When Chris Sale is merely good, it can be shocking

By , Globe Staff

The Red Sox ace wasn’t at his best Saturday in a loss to the Yankees, but he still had nine strikeouts.