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Bob Nightengale


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

Nightengale's notebook: Mets, Padres fall short of expectations at All-Star break

The Mets and Padres, two teams who spent the winter trying to buy a championship, have grossly underperformed heading into the All-Star break. → Read More

Brewers' Christian Yelich had bad habits to break in resurgence. 'It's adapt or die'

After injuries and a loss of power, Christian Yelich leads the Brewers in virtually every offensive category and has the team atop the NL Central. → Read More

First-time MLB All-Stars dominate the 2023 selections as some familiar faces stay home

Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz is one of the feel-good stories among the 26 first-timers at the 2023 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle. → Read More

Bobby Bonilla Day: The legendary contract that set a baseball trend

Bobby Bonilla, who turned $5.9 million into $30 million thanks to a deferred contract, remains the only player who will be paid until he’s 72. → Read More

MLB continues to be stricken with nightmare epidemic: Elbow injuries

Pitchers are more dominant than ever, but their frailty has never been worse. Elbow and shoulder injuries have increased 44% from just a year ago. → Read More

Texas Rangers flushed away millions with Jacob deGrom signing

The Texas Rangers have paid Jacob deGrom $30 million for his 2-0 record and 2.67 ERA, covering just six starts this season. → Read More

Diamondbacks exceeding even their own expectations in rapid rise to contention

Just two seasons removed from losing 110 games, the Arizona Diamondbacks are tied for the NL's second-best record: "This is what we knew we were capable of." → Read More

Former Dodgers great Steve Garvey exploring U.S. Senate bid in California

Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Garvey said he is considering running for the United States Senate in California as a Republican. → Read More

Blue Jays, Yankees trade cheating accusations, but Aaron Judge didn't cheat

Baseball is a game deeply rooted with cheating, but let’s be perfectly clear, Aaron Judge was not cheating, writes columnist Bob Nightengale. → Read More

Nightengale's notebook: The best and worst of MLB's opening month

There are five months of the MLB regular season still to be played, but let’s pass out the early hardware for the month of April. → Read More

Trea Turner headed to NL champion Phillies with 11-year, $300 million deal

Turner becomes the fourth shortstop in baseball history to get a contract worth at least $300 million, reunites with former teammate Bryce Harper. → Read More

Justin Verlander joins New York Mets on big-money deal, rejoins ex-Tigers ace Max Scherzer

Three-time Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander leaves World Series champion Astros for a two-year, $86 million contract with the Mets. → Read More

Dan Shulman walks away from ESPN baseball, hopes to call a Blue Jays World Series for Canada

Dan Shulman will call college basketball games for ESPN but no longer baseball, deciding to stay exclusively doing Blue Jays for Canada's Sportsnet. → Read More

'Great for the game': MLB's hot stove has a very different vibe this winter

A year after MLB's lockout, the free agent and trade markets look more lively than the past few winters. → Read More

Scott Boras holds court at MLB GM Meetings, says 2022 free agency is 'carnivore's market'

Representing some of baseball's top free agents this winter, Scott Boras did his shtick as the market starts to heat up. → Read More

Dusty Baker finally wins elusive World Series ring after 25 years as a manager

Dusty Baker, who had won more games (2,093) than any manger without a World Series title, has his ring. → Read More

'This is unbelievable:' Astros manager Dusty Baker erases decades of doubt, heartbreak with a World Series title

After winning Game 6 of the World Series, Astros' Dusty Baker reflected on his 25-year journey as a manager, and can finally say he's a champion. → Read More

'It’s crazy, isn’t it': Game-saving catch, magical moments have Astros one win away from World Series title

The Astros are headed back to Houston this weekend needing just one win to cement their place in baseball history. → Read More

Phillies put on power display from the outset vs. Astros to win World Series Game 3

The Phillies, who are undefeated at home this postseason, put on a power show at the outset, and never relented on their way to a 7-0 win. → Read More

Bizarre World Series opener ends with Philadelphia Phillies stunning Houston Astros

Justin Verlander's World Series struggles continued as the Astros blew a 5-0 lead, losing Game 1 in extra innings to the Phillies. → Read More