Bob Nightengale

Bob Nightengale

USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball columnist, MLB Network Insider, BBWAA Arizona chapter chairman, Proud husband and father

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'This is a great opportunity': Everything goes right for Clayton Kershaw, and when the #Dodgers  have everything clicking like they did in their World Series Game 1 rout over the #Rays , they are unstoppable. via ⁦⁩ @USATODAY 

Mets sale: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio a hurdle for Steve Cohen

Rob Manfred says on the @dpshow  that shifts could be limited in future: "A lot of people feel that the extreme shifting that you’re talking about has changed the game in ways that are not positive and it remains a really hot topic in terms of conversation within that committee.”

There was not a single #Rays  player who was even a finalist in the Gold Glove awards, despite #Astros  manager Dusty Baker saying during the #ALCS : "They have nine Gold Glove winners over there.''

That homer traveled 444 feet off the bat of Renfroe

The #Dodgers  have scored a postseason record 54 runs with two outs


Dusty Baker on #Dodgers  reliever Joe Kelly: "What really enraged everybody was what he told Carlos [Correa] when he struck him out, "Nice swing bitch!''

Bryce Harper, who has been waiting for someone to meet his price, appears to have found that team in the #Phillies . There is no deal yet but he will ultimately receive more than the 10-year, $300 million contract he turned down from the #Nats  in September.

MLB considering radical realignment as one of their options for 2020 season: Grapefruit and Cactus leagues

Spring training will start July 1, with the 60-game regular season starting the weekend of July 24-26. Play ball.

More awful news. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has passed away.

Houston #Astros  hitting coach Alex Cintron, who instigated the #Athletics- #Astros melee Sunday, has received a 20-game suspension, believed to be the largest levied against an #MLB  coach.

Former #MLB  pitcher Mike Bolsinger files lawsuit against #Astros , saying their cheating changed course of his career

MLB discussing plan to start season with three 10-team divisions, and expanded postseason, with hopes of playing in own home stadiums this summer.

The #Astros  have decided on Dusty Baker to be their next manager, a perfect choice.