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MLB insider Ken Rosenthal covers baseball’s latest news and pressing issues every week with his unfiltered commentary and inside access from sources around the game. Weekly staples include The Lede, Dude and Dork of the week, and Inside Dish with a closer look at Ken’s articles in The Athletic. Ken also answers your questions every week. Drop a line in the reviews and Ken will do his best to reply on his next show!

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MLB insider Ken Rosenthal covers baseball’s latest news and pressing issues every week with his unfiltered commentary and inside access from sources around the game. Weekly staples include The Lede, Dude and Dork of the week, and Inside Dish with a closer look at Ken’s articles in The Athletic. Ken also answers your questions every week. Drop a line in the reviews and Ken will do his best to reply on his next show!

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Episodes
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Manager HOT seats, Royals thrive, Astros rebound

5/23/2024
Are Oli Marmol and John Schneider on shaky ground? Ken Rosenthal and Alanna Rizzo evaluate manager hot seats for the Cardinals, Blue Jays and other clubs. The Royals are the hottest team in the American League. They did something that has become rare and it's working! The Astros still have work to do but Ken explains why he believes they are an October baseball team. Oneil Cruz is mashing hard-hit records - isn't baseball fun when superstar players show off their talent?! A Prom Queen and a prom no-show react to Bryce Harper's neighborly assist! -- Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/foul. If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1.

Duration:00:30:05

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Imanaga dazzling, Edwin Diaz struggling, Pirates winning path, Blue Jays crossroads, Soto extension not imminent

5/20/2024
Ken Rosenthal unpacks Cubs southpaw Shōta Imanaga's surge to start his big league career. Should the Pirates go for it this year with Paul Skenes & Jared Jones leading Pittsburgh towards contention? Despite the posturing, Ken explains why the Yankees & Juan Soto aren't likely to strike an in-season deal. Ken also reacts to the latest Edwin Diaz outing that reportedly reduced the Mets closer to tears. In Inside Dish, Ken peels back the curtains on his three-part pitching crisis series he wrote with Jayson Stark, including different options to save the marquee starting pitcher. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including which team has the bleakest future, whether it's best to wait for the deadline to deal, how the Mariners should assess their prospect trove & why Blue Jays urgency is through the roof. -- Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/foul. If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1.

Duration:00:26:41

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Phantastic Phillies, Ohtani Just Hitting, Sale/Cease Trade Evals

5/16/2024
Who "won" their trade more: the Padres adding Dylan Cease or the Braves bringing in Chris Sale? Ken Rosenthal and Alanna Rizzo dissect the trade results. Ken and Alanna weigh in on what has led to Philly owning baseball's best record and why they'll be a scary playoff matchup as usual. Shohei Ohtani has been able to focus on just hitting this season and he's RAKING! Is there any chance he decides to ditch pitching and even become an outfielder?! Also covered: Ron Washington postgame blast, Ronel Blanco's sticky suspension and the red-hot Rockies! Fair Territory is LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:30:24

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Paul Skenes debut recap, Cardinals sinking, Giants injuries

5/13/2024
Ken Rosenthal breaks down the Paul Skenes results from his debut with the Pirates. What did the 2023 #1 pick do that made Ken appreciate the moment even more? Why are the Cardinals off to another slow start? Ken contemplates what the Redbirds can do to turn their season around quickly. The Giants are losing a player to the injury list everyday lately. What's happening in SF?! Ken is calling for a cease and desist on Gatorade baths! Fun times on Fair Territory :) Question for Ken? Ask it LIVE on Thursday at 12:30p ET on the FT Network

Duration:00:19:58

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Here Comes Paul Skenes, Cardinals lose Contreras, Astros crumbling

5/9/2024
Ken Rosenthal and Alanna Rizzo dive into Pirates top prospect Paul Skenes debuting Saturday and his updated arsenal. Willson Contreras has a fractured forearm. This injury comes alongside a handful of offensive issues and a general lack of production from Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. Ken and Alanna break down what led to the Contreras injury and what the Cardinals might do to remedy their season. Ken and Alanna trade thoughts on Houston's struggles and the surprises coming out of their bullpen. Can Alex Bregman pick it up in the middle of the season or is it time for the club to jump ship at the deadline? Fair Territory is LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:30:27

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Marlins quit on 2024 - why now for Arráez trade, Buehler's back, Corey Seager concerns, Trout isn't Tony Gwynn

5/6/2024
Ken Rosenthal unpacks the San Diego Padres landing Luis Arráez from the Miami Marlins. Ken tries to comprehend why this deal happened now and why the Marlins quit after making the playoffs last year. Plus, big storylines this week include Walker Buehler making his highly anticipated return to the Dodgers rotation, Kyle Manzardo's major league debut in Cleveland & the struggling Astros start a series in the Bronx on Tuesday. Speaking of debuts, Ken relives his favorite debut performances that he's covered, including Christian Scott's stellar start on Saturday against Tampa Bay. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including Corey Seager's rough start and the vibes in the Rays clubhouse. Plus, Ken claps back at criticism of his "Mr. Angel" Mike Trout column from last week and explains why Trout isn't a modern day Tony Gwynn. Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:26:44

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Red Sox can pitch! AL Central real or nah? Trout injury aftermath

5/2/2024
How devastating is Mike Trout's latest injury for his career? Ken Rosenthal and Alanna Rizzo talk out how it might halt a trade from ever happening. The cries for the Red Sox to add pitching in the offseason have quieted down. Will it last? What's up with the AL Central? The Twins are soaring and Steven Kwan is a surprise MVP candidate. Other questions include word on Dodgers flamethrower Bobby Miller, Mariners pitching, A's surprising, the controversial ending to the Cubs/Mets game & why the early start times? Fair Territory streams 2 day each week on the FT NETWORK ---> Subscribe (free)

Duration:00:29:57

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NL 3-horse race, Pete Alonso's Mets future, Reynaldo Lopez shining, Guardians success, should Blue Jays blow it up?

4/29/2024
Ken Rosenthal weighs the pitching landscape for the NL's three dominant teams - the Phillies, Braves & Dodgers. Who has the edge on the other two juggernauts? A fascinating offseason awaits for Pete Alonso. Now part of the Mets 200 home run club, and given how contracts have changed for first baseman, what does the future hold for the Polar Bear? Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including should the Blue Jays clean house, Reynaldo Lopez being the best free agent pitcher signing last offseason & should Cleveland start planning their World Series parade?? Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:22:35

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Red Sox infirmary, Boone is innocent, Boras 4 faltering, Doval too EXTRA?

4/25/2024
Ken Rosenthal and Alanna Rizzo cover the Red Sox staying afloat despite losing a league-leading 13 players to the IL. Blake Snell headed to the IL allows us to revisit the Boras Four. They're not doing so hot to start the season. Has baseball gone too far with closer entrances? Fan q's include: Mason Miller trade candidate, Willy Adames not for sale, Nats for sale affecting their spending & why stolen bases are down again. Ken & Alanna also react to Aaron Boone's wrongful ejection Monday in Dude & Dork of the Week! Get involved next time! Join Fair Territory LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET on the FT Network

Duration:00:29:38

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PANIC meters - Snell, Goldy, Hendricks, Abreu, booing Judge, Mendoza’s Mets

4/22/2024
Ken Rosenthal gauges the panic meter for four marquee players underperforming to start the season: Blake Snell, Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Abreu & Kyle Hendricks. The Mets looked disinteresting in Spring Training, but now they've got juice! Ken explains how his initial impressions have changed, thanks in part to first-year manager Carlos Mendoza. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including why every team doesn't have a retractable roof, biggest small market surprises, Juan Soto's next contract & what's wrong with Aaron Judge?? Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:28:13

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Mets real? Dodgers down, Angels lose Robert Stephenson, EARLY trade deadline chatter

4/18/2024
Ken Rosenthal & Alanna Rizzo tackle the early season Mets surge. We will learn more about them this weekend when they face the Dodgers. What are the Guardians and Brewers doing right to lead their Central divisions? EARLY trade deadline question coming through but Ken's on it. Ken & Alanna answer your questions LIVE in Grillin' Ken and award their Dudes & Dorks of the Week. Catch the Thursday version of Fair Territory LIVE at 12:30p ET on the FT Network

Duration:00:29:53

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Ippei IS NOT Ohtani's "fall guy", Astros deep dive, Braves & Brewers pitching health

4/15/2024
Ken Rosenthal's message to conspiracy theorists: Ippei Mizuhara isn't Shohei Ohtani's "fall guy." Ken unpacks how the 37-page federal complaint against Mizuhara shows Ohtani is the innocent victim against his former interpreter. Inside Dish takes a closer look at pitching depth for three teams: the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves & Milwaukee Brewers. Ken explains that the team to navigate through losing some key pieces on the mound will be the team standing tall in October. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including if the Braves are in the market for another starter, who Ken would unilaterally put into the Hall of Fame and how MLB really feels about notorious umpire Ángel Hernández. Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:25:54

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Ippei Mizuhara drama, chilly Cardinals bats, Orioles talent surge

4/11/2024
What's the latest with Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara? Ken Rosenthal & Alanna Rizzo updates us on the next steps in the investigation. The game’s #1 overall prospect, Jackson Holliday, headlines the O's oncoming youth movement. Ken and Alanna review the ridiculous overflow of young talent in Baltimore. How concerned should the St. Louis Cardinals be about their big bats off to a sluggish start? Plus, Ken & Alanna share the most famous people in their phones and answer your LIVE questions in Grillin' Ken. One fan asks if the league should have the commissioner and CEO jobs separate. Also, robo ump q's emerge! Questions for Ken & Alanna? Ask him on this show every Thursday LIVE at 12:30p ET on the FT NETWORK

Duration:00:29:27

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MLB arm injury crisis, Marlins void Skip's 2025 deal, Strasburg's legacy, Dodgers historic O

4/8/2024
Ken Rosenthal is fired up about MLB's pitching injury crisis. He argues that the league v. players approach is a FAIL. Ken reacts to news that manager Skip Schumaker is a "lame duck" one year after guiding the team to the playoffs and winning NL Manager of the Year. He predicts what Schumaker and Alex Cora could earn on the manager open market this offseason. Miami's 0-9 start reminded Ken of the 1988 Baltimore Orioles who started 0-21. Inside Dish shares stories covering that infamous team. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including Stephen Strasburg's complicated legacy, comparing this year's Dodgers lineup to historically great offenses, the Red Sox options at shortstop following Trevor Story's injury & what to make of the Royals early season surge. Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:26:00

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A’s moving to Sacramento, Yankees stellar trip, RIP Larry Lucchino

4/4/2024
Ken Rosenthal blasts MLB for the "absolute charade" of the A's relocation mess, which now stops in Sacramento. Alanna Rizzo questions the next steps in this saga. Alanna and Ken detail a hot Yankees start that could be even more promising than it looks! RIP to legendary baseball executive Larry Lucchino. Ken and Alanna share inside stories and want him to be in the Hall of Fame. Questions for Ken or Alanna?! Ask it LIVE in the FT Youtube chat on Thursdays 12:30p ET

Duration:00:29:14

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Juan Soto's MONSTER weekend, another Pirates hot start, Mets frustration

4/1/2024
Ken Rosenthal recaps opening weekend headlined by Juan Soto's huge performance to lead the Yankees to a sweep in Houston. Soto is starting his contract year in a BIG way. The Rhys Hoskins slide hooplah was not the only problem for the Mets falling to the Brewers. The Pirates are off to another hot start. Ken explains why Pittsburgh's upcoming schedule should give them room to keep rolling. Inside Dish unpacks the multi-layered story on the Dodgers $1.3 billion offseason. Ken rehashes how the reporting came about & why it's one of the all-time favorite stories he’s ever written. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including the suspensions dolled out to the Mets, the media sleeping on the Rangers, surprise teams & worst overreaction after the first weekend of baseball. Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:26:17

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OPENING DAY THOUGHTS! Will Smith extension, Boras scorecard

3/28/2024
The offseason is OVER and we had a Jordan Montgomery signing at the buzzer. Ken Rosenthal & Alanna Rizzo discuss the strong offseason moves by the Diamondbacks and also cover the Will Smith extension news in the NL West. Did the Dodgers get a bargain and help out their luxury tax penalty? Opening Day thoughts with all the feels. Ken Rosenthal and Alanna Rizzo get us excited for MLB 2024 season LIFTOFF! One Grillin' Ken question leads to a deep dive rookie discussion. The game is in a great place with young talent! Send us your q's LIVE on Fair Territory every Thursday 12:30p ET with Ken & Alanna --> FT Channel

Duration:00:29:55

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Ohtani story unknowns, MLBPA drama, Mets sign J.D. Martinez

3/25/2024
Ken Rosenthal recaps what is still unknown in the Shohei Ohtani & Ippei Mizuhara story. Ohtani is set to speak sometime Monday - Ken cautions fans to temper expectations. He also reacts to the Mets inking J.D. Martinez to a 1-year, $12 million deal. Ken argues the Orioles sent down Jackson Holliday with legitimate, baseball concerns about the star prospect. No service time manipulation here. Plus, Wyatt Langford is ready to mash in the middle of the Texas Rangers lineup. Inside Dish unpacks the latest in the MLBPA story. Ken is hearing rumblings & another labor battle looms. Grillin' Ken answers your questions, including if White Sox manager Pedro Grifol is on the hot seat in Chicago, a timeline for Jordan Montgomery to sign & Ken's most heartfelt moment covering baseball. Ken also looks ahead to covering his first game of the season: Yankees at Astros Saturday on FOX. Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and Alanna Rizzo. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:23:38

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Ohtani Fallout, Yamamoto shelled, MLBPA turmoil, GM hot seats!

3/21/2024
Welcome Alanna Rizzo to the FT fam, and the first LIVE Fair Territory with Ken Rosenthal! Ken & Alanna dive into the Shohei Ohtani translator scandal. They also unpack the Dodgers & Padres splitting the Seoul Series & explain why it's WAY too soon to hit the panic button on Yoshinobu Yamamoto. With dissenting voices getting louder, will the latest MLBPA turmoil lead to major changes? Pitching reinforcements are still out there (@Jordan Montgomery & @Mike Clevinger). Ken & Alanna tie in the union storm with the Texas Rangers inking Michael Lorenzen to a 1-year deal. LIVE Grillin' Ken includes GMs on the hot seat, Yankees depth pursuits & real NL West contenders. Don't miss: A pair of Dudes & Dorks of the Week! The Foul Territory fam is growing! Catch the next Fair Territory with Ken Rosenthal & Dodgers Territory debut on Monday! Baseball the way it should be covered --> FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:41:11

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Blake Snell buyers beware? Mookie Betts welcomes BIG challenge

3/18/2024
Ken Rosenthal shares concerns with signing Blake Snell this close to the season, especially if Snell seeks a one-year deal. Capable arms are out there for teams who need pitching reinforcements: @Yankees @Astros Mookie Betts wants the challenge of moving to shortstop. Inside Dish weighs the Dodgers risk/reward moving their gold-glove superstar to an entirely new position. BREAKING NEWS! Fair Territory will be LIVE on Thursdays at 12:30p ET all season long! Get your questions ready for Ken and a new host-to-be-named-later. Watch Fair Territory on the FT YouTube channel

Duration:00:22:27