5:15 AM EST, Tue December 12, 2017
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Tigers GM confident Ian Kinsler trade will get done

Tigers GM confident Ian Kinsler trade will get done

In our situation right now, it behooves us to do it, Al Avila said. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even before he arrived at the Winter Meetings Sunday night, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila was already fielding calls about second baseman Ian Kinsler. Of course, he's been fielding calls for much of the last year. But with the Tigers entering a rebuilding phase and Kinsler entering the final year of his contract, Avila is confident a trade will get done.  Why? It makes too much sense not to happen. "In our situation right now, it behooves us to do it," Avila said. "It...
Bless You Boys 11 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Tigers want to deal Ian Kinsler soon

MLB trade rumors: Tigers want to deal Ian Kinsler soon

The second baseman may be traded this week. General manager Al Avila is keeping things interesting at the annual winter meetings this week, by saying a lot without saying much of anything. He’s been cagey about trade rumors, but the one thing he has been pretty forthcoming about: Ian Kinsler is getting traded. For those hoping to keep Kinsler around another season, the news isn’t promising. According to reporters, the Tigers have been in talks with several teams, both ahead of the winter meetings and also now that they’ve begun. While there’s not a done deal yet, Avila has heavily...
Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago

14 Tigers most and least likely to be traded this winter

Infielders Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias will be mentioned most frequently in trade talks because theyre in the final year of their contract and will be relatively expensive (for a rebuilding club). But the Tigers will be willing to listen to offers for just about anybody.
Bless You Boys 21 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Links: Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are Hall of Famers

Detroit Tigers Links: Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are Hall of Famers

A pair of former Tigers are headed to Cooperstown. The MLB Winter Meetings are upon us, which should mean the further warming of a Hot Stove that has gathered some heat in the last week. While you await the news of which team the Detroit Tigers unload Ian Kinsler to, here are some things to keep you occupied. Trammell and Morris are going to Cooperstown On Sunday, the Modern Era Committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame convened to make their decisions on a list of potential players to be inducted into Cooperstown. It turned out to be a pretty good night for the Tigers as both Alan Trammell...
Bless You Boys Nov 29, 2017
Bless You Boys Podcast : Episode #1

Bless You Boys Podcast : Episode #1

So it begins...again. The Bless You Boys podcast returns in triumphant and shambolic fashion. Staff writers and editors Brandon Day and Ashley MacLennan discuss Tigers’ baseball—when something happens—and look around the league while chasing tangents and digressions into the sunset. Topics include acclimating to an offseason unlike any we’ve known in a decade. We speculate over Ian Kinsler’s mindset and fate. The possibility of using Alex Avila as a sort of annual prospect lure is proposed. And we discuss the free agent market, Shohei Otani and Giancarlo Stanton, their possible...
Bless You Boys Nov 21, 2017
The KATOH projection system likes the Tigers’ free agent signings

The KATOH projection system likes the Tigers’ free agent signings

The Tigers three minor league free agent additions grade out among the best. The Detroit Tigers are set for a very quiet offseason. Once most of the major league free agents are signed, the team will probably add a few inexpensive players from the remainder bin. And we’ll likely see a player or two—Ian Kinsler, for example—traded away. However, there are also some fairly interesting minor league free agents out there, and the Tigers have already signed three of them. Al Avila struck early, signing starting pitcher Kevin Comer and utilityman Nike Goodrum to minor league contracts....
ESPN Nov 20, 2017

Rumor Central: Mets, Tigers have discussed Ian Kinsler?

Rumor Central: Mets, Tigers have discussed Ian Kinsler?
Bless You Boys Nov 20, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Tigers discussing Ian Kinsler trade with Mets

MLB trade rumors: Tigers discussing Ian Kinsler trade with Mets

Kinsler and the Mets seem like an unlikely pair. The Detroit Tigers announced a flurry of roster moves on Monday evening, but the real intrigue comes from one they didn’t announce. Ian Kinsler has been on the trade block ever since the Tigers recorded their final out of 2017, and interest from specific teams is picking up. Today’s suitor? The New York Mets. Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reported that the Tigers and Mets “have had preliminary discussions” about a potential Kinsler deal. This doesn’t mean much — asking for Noah Syndergaard in return could be considered “preliminary...
Larry Brown Sports Nov 20, 2017

Mets, Tigers reportedly have talked Ian Kinsler trade

The Detroit Tigers are looking to trade Ian Kinsler this offseason, and apparently they have had some talks already. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers have talked about a Kinsler trade with the New York Mets. Sources: #Mets, #Tigers have had preliminary discussions on an Ian Kinsler trade. @MLBNetwork @MLB — Jon Morosi...Read More
Bless You Boys Nov 20, 2017
4 years ago the Tigers traded Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler

4 years ago the Tigers traded Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler

At the time it was unbelievable. I still remember where I was four years ago when news of the Prince Fielder trade broke. I was on a friend’s couch when Twitter suddenly erupted. I was breathless with excitement, shock, and uncertainty. Prince Fielder — whose behemoth contract had seemed impossible to drop — had been traded to the Texas Rangers for their All-Star second baseman, Ian Kinsler. The Tigers sent $30 million to the Rangers along with Fielder, who waived a partial no-trade clause in the deal. In the shuffle, the Tigers suddenly had a quality second baseman, and Miguel...
ESPN Nov 16, 2017

Rumor Central: Angels pursuing Tigers' Ian Kinsler?

Rumor Central: Angels pursuing Tigers' Ian Kinsler?
Grand Rapids Press Nov 16, 2017

15 Tigers most and least likely to be traded this winter

Infielders Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias will be mentioned most frequently in trade talks because theyre in the final year of their contract and will be relatively expensive (for a rebuilding club). But the Tigers will be willing to listen to offers for just about anybody
Bless You Boys Nov 15, 2017
Tigers’ Ian Kinsler could be a trade fit for several MLB teams

Tigers’ Ian Kinsler could be a trade fit for several MLB teams

The veteran second baseman could be on the move this offseason. Just days after Ian Kinsler was robbed of a Gold Glove — and the $1MM incentive bonus that accompanies the award — it’s time to discuss which team he might be playing for in 2018. The MLB General Managers meetings have begun and the Detroit Tigers have begun laying the foundation for a deal involving Kinsler. Following a flurry of mid-season trades involving veterans such as Justin Verlander, Justin Upton, Alex Avila, Justin Wilson, and J.D. Martinez, it appears the Tigers are preparing to finish moving their most...
Bless You Boys Nov 15, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Ian Kinsler draws Angels’ interest

MLB trade rumors: Ian Kinsler draws Angels’ interest

Los Angeles has apparently discussed the idea of acquiring Kinsler internally. The Los Angeles Angels have had “extensive internal discussions” about Ian Kinsler, the Detroit Free Press’ Anthony Fenech reported on Wednesday afternoon. Kinsler, who turned 35 this summer, is entering the final year of his contract and is set to make $11 million in 2018. Since coming to Detroit before the 2014 season, Kinsler has simply been one of the best second baseman in baseball. During the past four seasons, he has accumulated 107 wRC+, 17.4 fWAR, and outstanding advanced defensive metrics. Why the...
Bless You Boys Nov 15, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: Ian Kinsler stars as the Last Trade Chip

Detroit Tigers News: Ian Kinsler stars as the Last Trade Chip

Ian Kinsler is extremely available, according to Al Avila. Despite an impressive summer firesale by general manager Al Avila, the Detroit Tigers are still sitting on one more obvious trade piece: second baseman Ian Kinsler. And after a full season of shopping the second baseman, he’s the hot topic for the team at the general manager meetings that kicked off this week. The Tigers will be in no rush to make a move, according to Avila. At this point, they know the teams that are looking for a second baseman — the Angels, Brewers, Mets, Blue Jays, among some others — and they know what...

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