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Bob Nightengale


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Recent articles by Bob:

Padres phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. has baseball awestruck: 'Haven’t seen a talent like that'

Few believed that Fernando Tatis Jr. would be in the majors to begin the season, but the 20-year-old is looking like a five-tool player in his first few weeks. → Read More

'It's a baseball problem': MLB redoubles its efforts as sport's black population remains low

“Really, it’s not a black problem or a white problem," says Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. → Read More

Mets broadcaster Ron Darling to take leave of absence for surgery to remove mass in chest

New York Mets broadcaster Ron Darling announced he is taking a leave of absence from the TV booth for health reasons. → Read More

Too early to panic? Red Sox just want to go home after long, ugly road trip

Boston is off to a 2-8 start to the 2019 season and there have been plenty of troubling trends from their two-week road trip. → Read More

Ronald Acuña Jr. to receive $100 million over eight years with Braves

The Braves have agreed in principle to the second-largest deal in franchise history with Ronald Acuña Jr., who will receive $100 million over eight years. → Read More

Bryce Harper returns to D.C. as the enemy. Will he be embraced or booed by Nationals fans?

Bryce Harper returns to D.C. on Tuesday for the first time since signing with the Phillies. The ex-Nats star expects a mixed reaction from the fans. → Read More

Opinion: Bryce Harper sends Phillies fans into frenzy with monster first home run

Bryce Harper hit a monster shot to the upper deck of right field, setting off a thunderous ovation in Citizens Bank Park. → Read More

MLB salaries: Middle class is disappearing in baseball

Baseball's middle class has disappeared -- the middle class is getting squeezed. Fewer players are being paid between $3-5 million. → Read More

New-look Phillies flex their muscles, fans show their love in Bryce Harper's debut

The rebuilt Phillies looked the part on Opening Day, while new star Bryce Harper received standing ovations from the Philadelphia faithful. → Read More

From summonses to sky-high expectations, Red Sox welcome the problems brought on by a World Series title

Winning the World Series is great, but as one Boston pitcher found out – a long October can have major consequences. → Read More

Opinion: Years after divorce with Red Sox, Jon Lester has 'meant everything' to Cubs

Lester, who won two titles with Boston, has been a leader for the Cubs since joining the club prior to the 2015 season. → Read More

Jacob deGrom, Mets agree to five-year, $137.5 million extension

Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million extension. → Read More

Players' criticism in offseason spending validated by disparity in 2019 MLB payrolls

Three MLB teams will top $200 million in payroll while eight open the 2019 season with payrolls under $100 million. → Read More

Opinion: Josh Hader is MLB's most valuable pitcher. The Brewers need him to be even better

Milwaukee's 24-year-old lefty is coming off a historic 2018 and with injuries already hitting the bullpen, the Brewers will be asking even more. → Read More

Justin Verlander signs two-year, $66 million extension with Astros

Houston's 35-year-old righty signed a two-year extension worth $66 million that will keep him with the Astros through 2022 → Read More

Opinion: Signing $130 million extension with Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is perfect fit in St. Louis

Yet to play in a regular-season game for his new team, Goldschmidt is set to sign a nine-figure extension with the Cardinals. → Read More

Phillies owner: Fans embraced Bryce Harper, 'turned off' by Manny Machado

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper both have generated excitement in their respective new city, but none more than Harper in Philadelphia. → Read More

Opinion: Angels celebrate Mike Trout's extension, only the guest of honor was a no-show

Once word leaked that Mike Trout agreed to a 10-year, $360 million, he did not appear at Angels camp, leaving it to his teammates to do the talking. → Read More

Opinion: Mike Trout never wanted to leave Orange County, and now gets to retire as an Angel

Mike Trout never wanted to leave Los Angeles, and now he is finalizing a $426.5 million deal that would keep him there for the rest of his career. → Read More

Mike Trout agrees to a record $430 million commitment over the next 12 years with the Angels

Mike Trout and the Angels agreed to a deal the will pay the two-time MVP $430 million over the next 12 years, a record commitment in North American sports history. → Read More