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Boston Globe writer dies after collapsing at JetBlue Park

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has died after collapsing at the team’s spring training ballpark. The newspaper said Cafardo had an embolism Thursday and Red Sox medical staff was unable to revive him. Cafardo joined the Globe in 1989 and covered the Red

MLB 2019: Sleepers and players set to break out this season

What I’m Hearing: Ted Berg spoke with highly-touted MLB prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. about having to wait for his chance to play ball in the majors. Every baseball season produces its share of unexpected success stories – players who may not have had much fanfare entering spring training, but who

Tipsheet: Baseball Prospectus dumps on the Cubs, too

“The best thing about baseball and sports in general is the human element,” Hamels said. “Look at what Tom Brady has been able to accomplish, or Drew Brees, in football . . . There are guys that don’t let the average come into play when they are associated with age. Jon and I, and

Yu Darvish Is Key To A Cubs Rebound

It’s a strange thing to say about a team that won 95 games in 2018, but the Cubs are headed into the 2019 season as underdogs. Those final two days of last season shifted the tone of the franchise dramatically. The NL Central has only gotten tougher since then, and one major key for the Cubs to return

Hochman: Shildt making positive impact on Fowler

HONORABLE MENTION: ‘BLAZER’ AND ‘SPARKY’ Don Blasingame, aka “Blazer,” handled much of the leadoff duties from 1955 to 1959. In ’57, he scored 99 runs from the leadoff spot, contributed eight home runs, 56 runs batted in and 18 steals. Maybe the shortstop’s best overall