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Ken Rosenthal is a
prolific Internet baseball writer soulless, robotic writing machine for FOXSports.com, and a regular thread-starter on Baseball Think Factory.
Rosenthal became popular on BBTF in 2005 when ESPN.com put most of Rob Neyer's and Peter Gammons's articles into their Insider section, making them unavailable for discussion threads. This left Rosenthal as the only mainstream online columnist whose news, trade rumors, and opinion articles could be freely dissected on BBTF.
Rosenthal took advantage of this status and gained notoriety for his busy publishing schedule, turning out 3 or 4 columns a week, and even 3 or 4 columns a day during the 2005-06 winter meetings. Primates popularly called him "Robothal" (or simply "Robo") for his tireless work at reporting the latest baseball news. His columns regularly appeared in Primer threads as they were published, and Sean McNally once jammed two Rosenthal winter-meeetings columns together into a "Robothalapooza" Primer thread.
Content-wise, Rosenthal's style resembles that of Gammons: a writer who has inside contacts with baseball people, knows sabermetric statistics, and can integrate them with his own observations and analyses, but is careful not to lean too far towards favoring any single source. Unlike Gammo, he does not go on musical tangents or unusual digressions.
Before his FOXSports.com gig, Rosenthal worked for The Sporting News as a general baseball columnist, and for the Baltimore Sun as an Orioles columnist. In 2006, he appeared as a field-level analyst on MLB on FOX baseball broadcasts.
Rosenthal is said to lurk on BBTF, but has never posted.