Report: Athletics, Billy Butler agree to three-year deal
0:51 | MLB
Report: Athletics, Billy Butler agree to three-year deal
Thursday November 20th, 2014

Now that the MLB's hot stove is heating up, reporter Ken Rosenthal is in his element as one of baseball's most tuned-in insiders, but when the Oakland A's surprised many with their signing of former Royals' designated hitter Billy Butler, it was two teenagers who had the big scoop.

Rosenthal stopped by the MLB Network to discuss the trade and explain how it came to pass that a 13-year-old and his 18-year-old co-reporter got to news of the Butler signing first.

Nationals fan makes Jayson Werth seafood statue

The he pair later called in to Hot Stove  to give their own accounting of what its like to be first on a major MLB signing at such a young age.

Brendan Maloy

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.