Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal

MLB on FOX reporter; senior writer, The Athletic; contributor; MLB Network insider. Facebook: kenrosenthalsports. Height: 5-4 1/2

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Quick thoughts from The Athletic staff on Joe Morgan, unlocked and free for all to read:

The future of expanded playoffs remains uncertain. Column:

Congrats to the Fightin’ Fish…incredible journey from their outbreak of COVID-19 to this moment.

An umpire, the son he lost and the memorabilia that binds them:

Marlins parting with president of baseball operations Michael Hill, a source tells The Athletic. Hill has been with the team since 2002, was named general manager in Sept. 2013 and served as one of only two Black heads of baseball operations in the majors.


As part of a new agreement on opioids being negotiated between Major League Baseball and the players’ union, MLB will remove marijuana from the list of banned substances for minor leaguers, sources tell The Athletic. Major leaguers have not been subject to testing for marijuana.

Something for MLB to consider: A Jose Fernandez spirit award, presented to the player who best exemplifies love and passion for the game.

The eight-game suspension for Joe Kelly in a 60-game season is the equivalent of a 22-game suspension in a 162-game season. Seems…harsh.

BREAKING: Per sources, MLB’s penalties for #Astros  include: *One-year suspensions for GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch. *Losses of 1st and 2nd round draft picks in both 2020 and ‘21. *A fine of $5M. Full story and more context with @EvanDrellich :

BREAKING: Yu Darvish to #Cubs , six year-deal in $150M range, sources tell The Athletic. Pending physical.

Source: MLB proposal includes: •60 games in 70 days •Season starting July 19th/20th •Full Prorated Salary •Expanded Playoffs in 2020 and 2021 •Waiving of any potential grievance

BREAKING: Sale to #RedSox . Moncada, Kopech and two other prospects to #WhiteSox .