Ken Rosenthal explains how two teenagers scooped him

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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.

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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.

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