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Detroit Tigers player preview: How long can Ian Kinsler stave off decline?

Kinsler had a very productive season for the Tigers in 2014, but middle infielders don't age well. Trying to pick out the best trade of Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski's tenure is a bit like picking out your favorite Beatles song. There are a lot of different possible answers, and none of them are truly wrong unless you're arguing with someone on the internet. While it has taken years to appreciate some of Dombrowski's other Houdini acts -- who knew that the Carlos Guillen and Placido Polanco deals would have looked like that? -- the trade for second baseman Ian Kinsler...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup for the second time this spring. Cabrera, who made his spring debut Sunday, has been tabbed the designated hitter once again. Who: Detroit Tigers (7-14-2) at New York Yankees (12-9-1) Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Television: MLB Network Radio: WXYT 1270 Twitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING LINEUPS Detroit Tigers 1. Anthony Gose, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, DH 4. J.D. Martinez, RF 5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 6. Alex Avila, C 7. Nick Castellanos, 3B 8. Andrew Romine, 1B 9....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon among those scheduled to pitch against Yankees

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon among those scheduled to pitch against Yankees

Four of the five right-handers expected to make the opening day roster for the Tigers are scheduled to pitch today against the Yankeese. Who: Detroit Tigers (6-12-1) vs. New York Yankees (10-6)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: Not availableTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING LINEUPSNew York Yankees* Probable pitchers: Adam Warren, Chase Whitley, Chris Martin, Jose De Paula Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, LF2. Anthony Gose, CF3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Yoenis Cespedes, DH6....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 18, 2015
Pirates 8, Tigers 7: Ian Kinsler stays hot at plate, Detroit's ninth-inning rally falls just short

Pirates 8, Tigers 7: Ian Kinsler stays hot at plate, Detroit's ninth-inning rally falls just short

A day after homering in his return to Detroits lineup, Kinsler stayed hot at the plate with a pair of doubles and a three-hit day in the Tigers 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. BRADENTON, Fla. -- If you weren't entirely convinced that Ian Kinsler's shoulder was A-OK, perhaps his performance Wednesday might've changed your mind. A day after homering in his return to Detroit's lineup, Kinsler stayed hot at the plate with a pair of doubles and a three-hit day in the Tigers' 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. The Tigers...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 13, 2015
Ian Kinsler scratched with soreness in his shoulder, joins long list of injured Detroit Tigers

Ian Kinsler scratched with soreness in his shoulder, joins long list of injured Detroit Tigers

Second baseman Ian Kinsler became the latest victim this spring when a sore left shoulder forced him to be scratched from Fridays lineup, the Tigers announced. Watch video LAKE BUENA VISA, Fla. -- The list of nagging injuries keeps growing for the Tigers. Second baseman Ian Kinsler became the latest victim this spring when a sore left shoulder forced him to be a late scratch in Friday's lineup, the Tigers announced. Kinsler is listed day to day, and his status will be re-evaluated early Saturday. Kinsler, who is batting 5-for-15 with two...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 10, 2015

Jose Iglesias on double-play partner Ian Kinsler: 'He's one of the best in the business'

Jose Iglesias on second baseman Ian Kinsler: "Kinsler is a great human being. He's a great guy to talk with. And he's one of the best in the business out there."
Bless You Boys Mar 10, 2015

Jose Iglesias videobombs Ian Kinsler's postgame interview

(video shot by Dana Wakiji/FoxSportsDetroit.com) Five steps to videobombing your teammate, as demonstrated by Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias Step 1: Work on your positioning! Step 2: Perfect! Step 3: Go nuts! Step 4: Escape while you can! Step 5: Savor the moment again! #Tigers Iglesias not only video bombed Kinsler, he wanted to see it afterward. — Dana Wakiji (@FSDwakiji) March 10, 2015
Twinkie Town Mar 5, 2015

Should the Twins extend Brian Dozier?

As usual, the answer isn't as easy as a simple "yes" or "no." On Tuesday, Mike Berardino filed a report on how the Minnesota Twins and Brian Dozier were making progress towards an extension. In came as a bit of a surprise, not because Dozier isn't worthy of being considered for a long-term contract but because he won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2015 season. Dozier was worth 4.6 fWAR in 2014; the fifth-best mark for a second baseman on the year. Over the last two seasons he's been worth 7.3 fWAR, which ties him for seventh-best in that period (with Ian Kinsler). To answer...
Bless You Boys Mar 3, 2015

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler says the team is better than people think

The Tigers' second baseman doesn't know why the Tigers aren't getting the respect he thinks they deserve from the national media. LAKELAND, Fla. — Ian Kinsler doesn't know why the Tigers don't get more respect. Brad Ausmus doesn't care. It would be a mistake to say Detroit's 15-2 victory over the Orioles in the Grapefruit League opener — and quasi-ALDS rematch — was a statement. It's just spring training. But it would be accurate to say the Tigers feel like they've got something to prove. "Absolutely, we're a really, really good team," said Kinsler, whose three-run home run in the...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 1, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler pays it forward with gift of new shoes to prospect Wynton Bernard

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler pays it forward with gift of new shoes to prospect Wynton Bernard

Bernard asked Kinsler if he had seen the navy blue version of the shoes both of them were wearing. Two days later, Bernard found a pair in his locker. LAKELAND, Fla. -- When Wynton Bernard saw a brand new pair of blue Nikes sitting in his locker stall, he knew exactly where they came from. Some superstars make more in a few days than some minor leaguers make in a year. So it's a longstanding baseball tradition that veterans take care of young players. That was the case this week when Bernard found a gift from Kinsler waiting for him when he arrived in the...

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