Bob Nightengale, Chicago Sun-Times

Bob Nightengale

Chicago Sun-Times

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Recent articles by Bob:

MLB’s ‘disgusting’ minority hiring woes continue as job candidates shut out again

There were eight managerial and three GM vacancies after the 2019 season, and only one was filled by a person of color — manager Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets. → Read More

'It's just getting worse': MLB's 'disgusting' minority hiring woes continue as job candidates shut out again

Of eight managerial and three GM vacancies since the end of the 2019 season in Major League Baseball, only one was filled by a person of color. → Read More

Phillies agree to five-year, $118 million deal with free agent starter Zack Wheeler

The Phillies have agreed to a five-year, $118 million contract with former New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler. → Read More

As free agency dominoes fall, Madison Bumgarner is expected to fetch at least $100 million

With Zack Wheeler off the market, teams who lost out in pursuit of the right-hander may turn their attention to Bumgarner. → Read More

Ready to make a splash, White Sox going hard in pursuit of free agent Zack Wheeler

The White Sox are confident that their window is opening in the AL Central and are pushing hard to make additions to compete in 2020. → Read More

Ex-Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander wins 2nd AL Cy Young Award, but this one's sweeter

Justin Verlander, 36, became the oldest pitcher to win the Cy Young Award since 42-year-old Roger Clemens in 2004. → Read More

'This tarnishes everything': Astros cheating allegations have baseball world demanding punishment

The Houston Astros are facing public backlash over revelations that the team may have been using electronic means to steal signs. → Read More

As top free agents hit the market, Scott Boras says MLB's system is 'corrupt'

With free agency underway, stars like Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg hope to cash in in a big way. → Read More

Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts on the block? Four marquee MLB franchises ready for crazy winter

The offseason is in full stride and four marquee franchises – the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Mets – have big decisions to make. → Read More

MLB needs to step up on cheating allegations against Astros: 'It's a serious matter'

Veteran righty Mike Fiers said that the Astros were stealing signs using electronic means during the 2017 season, another blemish for the organization. → Read More

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on White House visit: 'We weren't trying to make a political statement'

The team's visit to the White House was met with criticism, particularly catcher Kurt Suzuki's decision to wear a MAGA hat on stage. → Read More

Amidst wild World Series celebrations, realities set in for Washington Nationals' crucial offseason

The Nationals took Washington by storm after winning the World Series, but now turn to a winter that involves two of their best players on the market. → Read More

MLBPA launches investigation into Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos after free agency comments

There were whispers of collusion a year ago with the free-agent market, and open frustration that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado signed late. → Read More

'Just trying to have some fun': Nationals' Kurt Suzuki explains wearing MAGA hat at White House visit

Trump called Suzuki to the podium during the ceremony and the Washington catcher put on the red hat. → Read More

'Expect the unexpected': Nationals in awe of Max Scherzer's gutsy World Series performance days after injury

It was only fitting that Scherzer was the one who started the biggest game in Nationals’ history, symbolizing the heart and soul of this organization. → Read More

Nationals' Cinderella story ends with first World Series championship to national's capital since 1924

In a stunner, the Nationals brought the World Series trophy to Washington, D.C. for the first time since 1924 after beating the Astros in Game 7. → Read More

Astros' decision to pull Zack Greinke in Game 7 will face scrutiny forever

Zack Greinke was cruising until he gave up a solo home run and a walk in the seventh inning. A.J. Hinch pulled him and that may haunt him. → Read More

'This is what you live for': Max Scherzer, 'rising from the dead,' ready to lead Nationals into Game 7

Max Scherzer is set to take the mound in the winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday, just three days after being scratched from Game 5 due to neck pain. → Read More

Stephen Strasburg's stellar performance sets up dramatic Game 7 of the World Series

Stephen Strasburg led the Nationals to a 7-2 victory over the Astros to set up a dramatic Game 7 in the World Series. → Read More

Nationals GM says Max Scherzer is 'good to go' for potential World Series Game 7

Washington was hopeful that Scherzer would be available to pitch in a potential Game 7 depending on how the 35-year-old responded to treatment. → Read More