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  1. Ian Kinsler is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:01 PM EST

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    In anticipation of sweating much less in Detroit than he did in Arlington, Texas, new Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler showed up to camp this week with an already-trim physique … Ian Kinsler said he generally gained weight in the offseason to prepare for the heat of Texas. Reported 10 pounds lighter this season. —…

  2. Great moments in moving on: Michael Young

    Jan 31, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    Michael Young AP

    The people who talk up how classy and how much of a team player Michael Young was either totally ignore or attempt to explain away the stuff about how Young bristled greatly at being asked to move positions on multiple occasions, complete with trade demands and all sorts of things that would get less-loved players…

  3. Ian Kinsler rejected a possible trade to the Blue Jays

    Jan 30, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports that the Jays had two potential trades fall through this offseason: one for Brett Anderson, one for Ian Kinsler. The Anderson deal fell through due to the Jays’ concern over his health. Kinsler was a different matter: But a potential deal was scuttled by the three-time all-star’s no-trade clause, leaving…

  4. Miguel Cabrera is fully recovered from sports hernia surgery; is over his emo about Prince Fielder leaving

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

    AP Miguel Cabrera

    Remember that sports hernia that the Tigers pretty strongly implied Miguel Caberea was not suffering from in the last two months of last season? The ailment that got him no time on the DL even though he probably needed it in September? Well, it’s all good now. He feels 100% according to the Detroit News.…

  5. Ian Kinsler wants to steal more bases. He might.

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:59 AM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    There’s a story in the Detroit Free Press about Ian Kinsler‘s dissatisfaction with his stolen base totals from last year. He swiped only 15 bases and was caught 11 times. The former total was his lowest since his rookie season, the latter total was his highest ever. He discusses the reasons for why this was…

  6. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  7. Shin-Soo Choo agrees to seven-year, $130 million deal with Rangers

    Dec 21, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News are both reporting that the deal is worth $130 million. That’s $10 million less than the reported offer from the Yankees, but when you figure the tax difference between the states, Scott Boras actually did pretty well for his client here. Jeff…

  8. Alan who? Ian Kinsler to wear number 3 for the Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Alan Trammell

    It was pretty sad when the Tigers gave Jose Iglesias number 1 last year. That’s so totally Lou Whitaker’s number. This is even sadder: Ian Kinsler will wear #3 for the #Tigers. — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) December 2, 2013   That’s Alan Trammell, baby. And yes I’m totally non-objective here, as Trammel was my favorite…

  9. Dave Dombrowski mum on Miguel Cabrera’s assumed shift to first base

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

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    Following the blockbuster trade that sent first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, everyone on the planet simply assumed that Miguel Cabrera would move over from third base to first base while prospect Nick Castellanos would take over at third. It makes sense, as Cabrera was becoming…

  10. Wild rumor time: Robinson Cano might have met with the Tigers yesterday

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

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    The Tigers were able to shed the monster contract of Prince Fielder earlier this week in the deal that netted them Ian Kinsler from the Rangers. Is it possible that the next step will be to pursue free agent second baseman Robinson Cano? That scenario seems extremely unlikely for a variety of reasons, but there…

  11. One thing Miguel Cabrera won’t miss about Prince Fielder: protection

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    Upon hearing the news that the Tigers had traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera appeared to be mourning a bit on Twitter, posting a collection of pictures involving the two during their time in Detroit. It was a humanizing moment for a player who has given us no choice over…

  12. Prince Fielder’s no-trade clause could have blocked a trade to Texas

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:55 AM EST

    Prince Fielder

    If Rangers fans are missing Ian Kinsler, they can at least take comfort in knowing that Prince Fielder is happy to be in Texas. Datapoint 1: Evan Grant reports that Fielder had a no-trade clause provision which could’ve blocked a trade to the Rangers. He didn’t use it. As the Rangers were one of the…

  13. Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, and mouthwatering moves

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…

  14. The Tigers and Rangers trade is just as much about past mistakes as it is about current need

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:34 AM EST

    Prince Fielder

    In case you missed the big news last night, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. Detroit is sending along around $30 million. The net result: the Tigers get Kinsler and about $70 million in salary relief, the Rangers get seven years of Fielder and a $138 million bill for his services.…

  15. Tigers win big in shedding Prince Fielder’s contract

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    Give lots of credit to Dave Dombrowski; the potential nightmare back half of Prince Fielder‘s nine-year, $214 million contract is no more. Instead, Fielder and the $168 million he’s still owed is gone after two mildly disappointing seasons in Detroit, with Ian Kinsler‘s more palatable deal coming back. The Tigers sent along $30 million in…

  16. Tigers, Rangers agree to trade involving Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:24 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    Minutes ago, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Tigers and Rangers had been discussing a trade involving first baseman Prince Fielder and second baseman Ian Kinsler. Apparently, talks progressed quickly because both teams have agreed to a trade, Heyman reports. Another player could be involved in the trade, but that has not been…

  17. Tigers, Rangers discussing trade that could involve Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Tigers and Rangers have discussed a trade that would send first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers. In terms of OPS, the Rangers had the second-worst production from their first baseman in the American League, beating only the…

  18. Jon Daniels is making no secret of his desire to make a big move

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

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    I wanna play poker with Jon Daniels. MLB.com’s Richard Justice talking about Rangers GM Jon Daniels in the Dallas Morning News: “I think Nolan Ryan leaving really put the pressure on Jon Daniels to make a dramatic move. He’s the only GM that I heard last week at the meeting saying, ‘Our needs can’t be…

  19. Rangers could deal middle infield depth to address other needs

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    As Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News points out, the Rangers have a surfeit of middle infield depth. At the Major League level, they have Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus signed to lengthy contracts as well as Jurickson Profar. Beyond those three, prospects Rougned Odor and Luis Sardinas are waiting in the wings. With…

  20. The Rangers could shop Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers are considering trading either second baseman Ian Kinsler or shortstop Elvis Andrus to make room for Jurickson Profar. Kinsler is guaranteed $57 million over the next four seasons, Andrus is owed $126 million over the next nine. A such, neither would be easy to move. But neither would be…

  21. So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway?

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

    Josh Phegley, Jerry Meals, Billy Butler

    This kind of doubles as a “what’s the market for Kendrys Morales?” post, too. Anyway, the Royals have let it be known that Billy Butler is available, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Had they done this a year ago, they would have been in line for a nice return. Now? Probably not so much. Butler…

  22. Rangers have no answer for the Rays’ stars

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:47 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    The simple fact is that things lined up better for the Rays than they did for the Rangers in Monday’s one-game playoff. With no maneuvering necessary, the Rays had their 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price, ready to the take the mound. The Rangers, having used Yu Darvish on Sunday, were forced to…

  23. The Rangers are on the board against the Rays in Game 163

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    The Rays extended their lead to 3-0 lead on the strength of a two-run homer by Evan Longoria in the top of the third inning, but Rangers are beginning to chip away. Craig Gentry led off the bottom of the third inning with a single and moved over to second base on a ground out…

  24. The lineups for Game 163 have been posted

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Rays vs. Rangers for the right to play on. Here are the lineups: RANGERS 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus RF Alex Rios 3B Adrian Beltre C A.J. Pierzynski DH Nelson Cruz 1B Mitch Moreland LF Craig Gentry CF Leonys Martin P Martin Perez Cruz in the lineup will cause some moralists to get the vapors, but maybe they can fan themselves with the CBA…

  25. Ian Kinsler calls out Rangers fans for not packing ballpark

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    Last week Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick called out Cincinnati fans for their lack of energy. Our own Craig Calcaterra noted that Ludwick had put himself in a no-win situation and, sure enough, a short time later he quasi-apologized. And now Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler has done more or less the same thing, calling out…

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