Some Guy Scooped The Baseball Media On The Biggest MLB Contract Ever

Details about the contract Giancarlo Stanton is signing with the Miami Marlins have started to leak out, and they're staggering: $325 million over 13 years, $50 million more than Alex Rodriguez's landmark 10-year, $275 million deal signed in 2007. The deal also includes a no-trade clause and opt-out clause, all… » 11/14/14 5:50pm 11/14/14 5:50pm

MLB Network Tricked By Fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter Account

A fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter account somehow made his way onto MLB Network's trade deadline coverage this morning, reporting a fake David Price trade. Note that extra underscore at the end of the Twitter handle. Ken would never use two underscores! » 7/31/14 12:11pm 7/31/14 12:11pm

Report: MLB GMs Are Sick Of Dealing With The Mariners

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal dropped a report yesterday that MLB executives are getting sick and tired of waiting for Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, widely expected to be a buyer at the trade deadline, to actually buy something. » 7/29/14 5:46pm 7/29/14 5:46pm

Here's Ken Rosenthal Comparing The Sabermetrics Community To The Tea…

Fox MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal was on the MLB Network today, talking about the Hall of Fame vote and bow ties and whatever else it is Ken Rosenthal likes to talk about these days. At some point, the conversation turned to Jack Morris and his continued inability to garner enough votes to get into the Hall of Fame.… » 1/09/13 6:20pm 1/09/13 6:20pm

Ken Rosenthal And The Dugout Of Mysteries

What in Dumbledore's name is Ken Rosenthal talking about? I follow Ken on Twitter. He's useful when news is happening and seems like a nice guy (when he's not threatening interns). I have probably never clicked on a link to a story of his in my time following him, though. Until this morning for some reason. I didn't… » 9/02/12 12:05pm 9/02/12 12:05pm

Roy Halladay Accuses Ken Rosenthal Of Throwing Some Shit Against The…

It's one thing when an intern indulges a little skepticism about Ken Rosenthal's rumor-mongering. Now, though, it's Phillies ace Roy Halladay. Yesterday, after Halladay was roughed up in his latest spring outing, Rosenthal cited the observations of two scouts who "expressed concern" about Halladay: » 3/15/12 3:25pm 3/15/12 3:25pm

Kelly Shoppach Returns, Casey McGehee Departs, And Nickelback Wins Again

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall.) This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!! » 12/13/11 7:18pm 12/13/11 7:18pm

David DeJesus Is A Cub, More News About Royals Relievers, And Other…

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall.) This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!! » 11/30/11 7:45pm 11/30/11 7:45pm

Ken Rosenthal To My Mom, About Me: "Tell That Little Twit ..."

When I started as a Deadspin intern this fall, one of the duties I took on was publishing the Hot Fucking Stove every day. It's been on the site for two years or so, and it's nothing more than a semi-regular roundup of baseball stories. It's called "Hot Fucking Stove," mostly because that makes us laugh. » 11/22/11 4:45pm 11/22/11 4:45pm

Albert Pujols's Mystery Destination, Dale Sveum's New Gig, And Other…

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!!

• There's apparently a mystery team involved in the bidding for Albert Pujols, much like there was for Cliff Lee. Speculation is that it could be the Cubs or… » 11/17/11 5:25pm 11/17/11 5:25pm

Ken Rosenthal Will Wear A Bow Tie All Year

We generally appreciate Rosenthal, even if he does on occasion throw some shit at the wall. We're therefore delighted to see he'll be making the bow tie a permanent addition to the wardrobe, at least for this season. And it's for a good cause. » 3/30/11 12:20pm 3/30/11 12:20pm

Jason Marquis Final Key To The Nationals 20-Year Rebuilding Plan

Those frisky Nats have bolstered their pitching staff by nabbing someone on their wish list and the Mets continue to be enamored with Japanese players. Jayson Stark sports a mighty chub for springtime so you know it's time for HOTFUCKINGSTOVE. » 12/21/09 4:05pm 12/21/09 4:05pm

Would Ken Rosenthal Like To Yell At Jerry Crowe Now?

Since Ken Rosenthal (among many others) is the mortal enemy of unfounded speculation, everyone is eagerly awaiting his takedown of L.A. Times columnist's Jerry Crowe's suspicious wonderings over Albert Pujols' power. It should be arriving any minute now. » 6/25/09 1:30pm 6/25/09 1:30pm

The Unfortunate Ambushing Of Jerod Morris' Raul Ibanez Post

The "acceptance" of sports bloggers took a nasty nosedive yesterday afternoon when Jerod Morris of Midwest Sports Fans was thrown into the Outside The Lines sausage maker for a little mainstream media, Inc. beat down. » 6/11/09 3:45pm 6/11/09 3:45pm

Whose Side Is George Mitchell On?

As Ken Rosenthal related in his column yesterday, one of the first things Paul Byrd asked after being interviewed about that whole HGH business was, "Isn't George Mitchell with the Red Sox?" » 10/24/07 11:40am 10/24/07 11:40am