Nick Cafardo, The Boston Globe

Nick Cafardo

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Past articles by Nicholas:

A tribute to Nick Cafardo, baseball writer extraordinaire

Nick Cafardo wrote the Globe’s Sunday Baseball Notes column for the last 15 years, never missing a single week. To honor Cafardo, who died on Thursday, we devote his space this week to tributes written by colleagues and readers. → Read More

Steve Pearce breaks the analytics mold by flourishing at age 35

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

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

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

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

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

The clock is ticking for pitchers, and there are concerns

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

Tampa Bay Rays aren’t willing to concede AL East to Red Sox and Yankees

The Rays were a 90-win team a year ago and they added two major character players in Mike Zunino and Charlie Morton. → Read More

Steven Wright trying hard to put knee issues behind him

The Red Sox knuckleballer is building up slowly after a cleanup surgical procedure in November. → Read More

Nine Red Sox items to ponder as spring training nears

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nine items to chew on as we get closer to the official report date for pitchers and catchers: 1. → Read More

Here’s one man’s rankings of baseball’s managers

In his first season as manager, Alex Cora led the Red Sox to the World Series crown and earned Nick Cafardo’s top ranking for 2019. → Read More

Is this the year Eduardo Rodriguez finally comes up aces?

The Red Sox lefthander could be on the verge of a breakthrough to being a top-of-the-rotation starter. → Read More

Yea or nay on the proposed rule changes for baseball?

MLB and the players’ union are discussing new rules that could have a significant impact on the game. Here is where we stand on them. → Read More

Are things set up for Matt Barnes to take the job of Red Sox closer?

The position remains open, and he’s a likely candidate, but he insists he’s not thinking about it. → Read More

Unlike NFL, baseball players pay a big price for PED use

Baseball players are labeled cheats for life when they’re connected to PED use. In football, the issue is easily dismissed. → Read More

Growing rift between baseball players and owners a threat to labor peace

The slow-moving free agent market appears to be the byproduct of an ongoing struggle between the union and ownership. → Read More

Curt Schilling made a sizable leap in his Hall of Fame bid

The outspoken former Red Sox pitcher received 60.9 percent of Hall of Fame votes, up from 51.2 percent → Read More

Baseball has taken a turn for the worse in casting aside scouts

Many of the game’s front offices are relying on analytics at the expense of scouts. → Read More

Blake Swihart, whose role is still unclear, says, ‘It’s a big year for me’

Will he get a shot as the Red Sox’ No. 1 catcher? Will he be traded? He’s just trying to stay ready for anything — again. → Read More

Why Kyler Murray should choose baseball over football

Whatever Major League Baseball needs to do to keep the two-sport Oklahoma star, it should do. → Read More

Dodgers’ Rich Hill is a man on a mission

Losing to the Red Sox in the World Series has given the Milton native added motivation to get the job done. → Read More

If Mookie Betts goes to arbitration, his case is even stronger this year

Betts won last year, to the tune of $10.5 million, and now he is the MVP on a World Series winner. → Read More