Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY

Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • St. Cloud Times
  • ABC10
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  • KHOU
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  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Chicago Sun-Times
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Recent articles by Bob:

Joe Maddon trying to stay cool but it may be World Series or bust for his future

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wanted a contract extension, but it was denied, leaving him entering the final year of his contract. What's next? → Read More

World Series hero Nathan Eovaldi earns his Red Sox payday: 'He’s like Teddy Roosevelt'

A veteran of two Tommy John surgeries, Eovaldi made six appearances in the 2018 postseason, including a memorable performance in the World Series. → Read More

Former All-Star Mark Teixeira says free agency can be a nightmare

Mark Teixeira, who signed an eight-year, $180 million contract with the Yankees ten years ago, says the free-agent agent process can be difficult. → Read More

Baseball's Hall of Fame opens its doors to DH's, closers for the future

DH Harold Baines and closer Lee Smith election into the Baseball's Hall of Fame should open the doors for others who play the same position. → Read More

Harold Baines, Lee Smith elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Slugger Harold Baines and closer Lee Smith, each who were snubbed the baseball writers, were elected Sunday into the Hall of Fame by Today’s Modern Game Era committee. → Read More

MLB winter meetings in Vegas: Perfect for the Bryce Harper free agency show

Harper, 26, with an MVP award already on his résumé is one of the most highly sought-after free agents in baseball history. → Read More

Paul Goldschmidt gives Cardinals face of franchise seven years after Albert Pujols left

Goldschmidt is ideal for St. Louis. He may have only one year left on his contract, but he'll fall in love with St. Louis, and the Cardinals and their fanbase will fall in love with him. → Read More

Paul Goldschmidt gives Cardinals face of franchise seven years after Albert Pujols left

All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt brings powerful bat, superb defense to position seven years after St. Louis said goodbye to Albert Pujols. → Read More

With everybody making moves, the NL East is suddenly baseball's most compelling division

The Braves, Nationals, Phillies and Mets have all made major moves to improve since the offseason got underway. → Read More

Patrick Corbin agrees to six-year deal with Washington Nationals

The 29-year-old lefty is one of the top free agent pitchers available this winter. → Read More

Mariners' rebuild painful to watch, but it didn't have to be

The Seattle Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001 and never have played in a World Series. Expect that to continue for a while. → Read More

Phillies set to land All-Star shortstop Jean Segura in trade with Mariners

Segura was an All-Star in 2018, batting .304 with 20 steals for Seattle and the 28-year-old will fill a big hole for the Phillies at shortstop → Read More

Win-now Mets? Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz blockbuster a gamble to celebrate

The Mets traded away several top prospects in trade to acquire Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, a move that should be celebrated for aggressiveness. → Read More

Mets to acquire Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz in blockbuster deal with Mariners

In a blockbuster deal, the Mets are close to acquiring Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz plus $20 million for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak and three prospects. → Read More

Phillies will spend big bucks in free agency, 'maybe even be a little bit stupid about it'

Owner John Middleton and the Phillies have plenty of salary wiggle room to score big wins in free-agent market - like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. → Read More

Ben Zobrist, start designing your customized cleats. MLB grants players more shoe freedom.

MLB gave players more flexibility with their shoewear, including one weekend when they’re permitted to wear any color or design of their choice. → Read More

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred jabs new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, earns five-year extension

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't holding any grudges towards new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen after the then-agent suggested a player boycott last year. → Read More

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says Manny Machado's 'comments are troubling'

Yankees owner and team adviser Alex Rodriguez plan further talks about free agent whose 'Johnny Hustle' comments, postseason behavior raised eyebrows. → Read More

Orioles expect to name Mike Elias as next general manager

The Orioles found their next GM -- Mike Elias, who served as the Astros assistant GM last season. He will replace Dan Duquette. → Read More

Bryce Harper will sign with the Phillies, not the Cardinals. You can bank on it.

The St. Louis Cardinals don't have bright lights.The Los Angeles Dodgers don't have interest.It leaves one team for Harper, which won't mind giving him at least $400 million. → Read More