Ken Rosenthal and the top reactions to MLB Network firing veteran reporter

Ken Rosenthal

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Ken Rosenthal is now out of the MLB Network, reportedly due to him being critical of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. 

Rosenthal, who still keeps his job with FOX Sports and The Athletic, has already confirmed his separation from the league’s official media outfit.

Can confirm MLB Network has decided not to bring me back. I’m grateful for the more than 12 years I spent there, and my enduring friendships with on-air personalities, producers and staff. I always strove to maintain my journalistic integrity, and my work reflects that. 1/2

Ken Rosenthal followed that tweet up, expressing his contentment with where he’s left after getting fired from the MLB Network.

Nothing else is changing for me professionally. I am proud to remain part of the great teams at The Athletic and Fox Sports. 2/2

The MLB Network has also released a statement that tries to clarify the decision to let go of Ken Rosenthal.

“As MLB Network continues to look at fresh ways to bring baseball to our viewers, there is a natural turnover in our talent roster that takes place each year,” an MLB spokesman told The Post. “Ken played a significant part at MLB Network over the last 13 years. From spring training to the winter meetings, we thank him for his work across MLB Network’s studio, game and event programming, and wish him the very best going forward.” 

It should also be noted that Rosenthal went off the air for the MLB Network for three months in 2020 after he created critical pieces about Manfred’s handling of the league with the pandemic threatening the season.

As expected, there are a lot of people not happy over this development. Rosenthal has always been seen by his colleagues and baseball fans as one of the best personalities around the sport.

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