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Bless You Boys Nov 17, 2014

Mailbag: Should the Tigers trade Ian Kinsler?

Would Jason Heyward make sense in Detroit? How good is Devon Travis? Do we want Ichiro? All of this and more in this week's mailbag! Now that the Tigers have made a couple moves this offseason, mailbag questions have gotten more diverse than "Should we acquire this guy?" There are still a couple of those in this week's mix -- I found these ones particularly interesting -- but we've also got some actual lineup construction to talk about! Remember, be sure to send us your questions on Facebook, on Twitter, or email us at bybtigers@gmail.com! @blessyouboys I wonder what more tigers would...
Bless You Boys Nov 17, 2014

SB Nation MLB Awards: And the winners are...

The results weren't particularly close, but we have our nominees for the SB Nation MLB awards! Over the past two weeks, we have been asking for your nominations and votes for the SB Nation MLB awards. Today, our poll winners will be passed onto the MLB-wide award committee -- led by a familiar face -- to determine the overall nominees for each category. Without further ado, here are our winners! Funniest moment: Binocular-gate Ian Kinsler with perhaps the best troll job of all-time right here. pic.twitter.com/KxXFPAbgd7 — Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) September 24, 2014 Chris Sale got...
Bless You Boys Nov 12, 2014

Tigers should not say 'no' to a potential Ian Kinsler trade

They don't need to go looking for a deal, but if the right one comes along the Tigers should pull the trigger. Yesterday I went on a Twitter rant responding to an article that our own Jon Erkkila wrote in regards to trading Ian Kinsler. I think that anyone that initially read my tweets could see the point that I was trying to make, but I wasn't able to give a whole lot of detail as to why I held my opinion. A short 140 characters is fine when all I'm trying to do is say "FIRE AUSMUS," but it is not nearly enough to do an entire analysis of a topic. In order to discuss my thoughts on the...
Bless You Boys Nov 11, 2014

Speculation Roulette lands on Ian Kinsler

The Hot Stove Season is built for boundless speculation. Ideas will be floated nearly every day. Some will be laughed at in disdain. A few might also end up being accurate. Let the fun begin! Is Lynn Henning of the Detroit News nuts (don't answer yet, and be polite when you do) for, once again, floating the idea of trading Ian Kinsler in search of young talent and salary relief? Henning's column on Monday went into the topic. It's "controversial" in the way that happens whenever a popular figure gets put into these ruminations. It's also the time of year when ideas both substantive or loopy...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 5, 2014
Ian Kinsler named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at second base, beats out Dustin Pedroia

Ian Kinsler named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at second base, beats out Dustin Pedroia

Ian Kinsler was honored by Wilson with its Defensive Player of the Year award for the best second baseman in the majors, beating out Bostons Dustin Pedroia. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler was finally rewarded for his defensive mastery Wednesday after striking out earlier this offseason in the Gold Glove and Fielding Bible Awards. Kinsler was honored by Wilson with its Defensive Player of the Year award for the best second baseman in the majors, beating out Boston's Dustin Pedroia. It is the first major defensive award for Kinsler, who finished with a .988 fielding...
Kinsler finally gets award for his leather, a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award

Kinsler finally gets award for his leather, a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award

Call Ian Kinsler 1-for-3, I guess.After striking out in the Gold Glove and Fielding Bible Awards for defensive prowess — both went to Boston's Dustin Pedroia — Kinsler was finally rewarded for his stellar defensive season on Wednesday, claiming the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award at second base.Given out each of the last two years by the glove manufacturer, this year is the first time they've done it strictly by position, like the other two awards do. Previously, one player from each team was honored. (Austin Jackson won in both 2012 and 2013.)Kinsler led all second basemen in...
Bless You Boys Nov 4, 2014

Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, Alex Avila shut out of Gold Glove awards

Direct your wrath towards Dustin Pedroia, Eric Hosmer, and Salvador Perez, respectively. The Baseball Writers Association of American announced their 2014 Gold Glove winners tonight, and Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, and Alex Avila were shut out. The three Tigers were all named finalists last week, but only Kinsler was considered a legitimate shot to win. Kinsler lost out to four-time winner Dustin Pedroia, while Cabrera and Avila were bested by a pair of Kansas City Royals: Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. Hosmer's Gold Glove is the first of his career, while Perez won his second consecutive...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 4, 2014
Victor Martinez named Tiger of the Year for 2014, becomes first designated hitter to win award

Victor Martinez named Tiger of the Year for 2014, becomes first designated hitter to win award

Victor Martinez was honored Tuesday as his teams most valuable player for 2014 as voted by the Detroit Chapter of Baseball Writers Association of America. DETROIT -- For the first time since the award's inception in 1965, a designated hitter has been named the Tiger of the Year. Victor Martinez was honored Tuesday as his team's most valuable player for 2014 as voted by the Detroit Chapter of Baseball Writers Association of America.  It marks the first such award for Martinez, who received 17 of 21 first-place votes, with Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, J.D....
Bless You Boys Nov 3, 2014

What was the funniest Tigers moment in 2014?

No, Joe Nathan was not funny. As part of the SB Nation MLB awards, we are nominating and voting on the funniest Tigers moment in 2014. There were several hilarious moments throughout the season, and the winner of this vote has a strong chance at winning the MLB-wide award when voting takes place in a couple of weeks. Let's get to the nominees! Ian Kinsler: Binocular-gate Ian Kinsler with perhaps the best troll job of all-time right here. pic.twitter.com/KxXFPAbgd7 — Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) September 24, 2014 A meme-inspiring moment is a strong candidate for the funniest moment of the...
Bless You Boys Nov 1, 2014
Tigers shut out of 2014 Fielding Bible Awards

Tigers shut out of 2014 Fielding Bible Awards

Ian Kinsler finished second at second base, and no one else was anywhere close. The 2014 Fielding Bible Awards were announced earlier this week, and to no one's surprise, the Detroit Tigers were shut out. Ian Kinsler, who was far and away the Tigers' best defender according to multiple defensive metrics, finished second to Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox. Five of the 10 award winners came from the American League, with two -- Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals -- playing in the AL Central. Three players -- Gordon, Andrelton Simmons, and Jason Heyward -- were...
Bless You Boys Oct 23, 2014
Tigers' Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler Rawlings AL Gold Glove Award finalists

Tigers' Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler Rawlings AL Gold Glove Award finalists

Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, and Ian Kinsler have all been selected as finalists for the 2014 Rawlings American League Gold Glove awards for their respective positions. Rawlings Sports announced the finalists for the 2014 Gold Glove Awards on Thursday. Among the finalists for the American League were Tigers catcher Alex Avila, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, and second baseman Ian Kinsler. No Tigers outfielders were selected as finalists for the award. The award recipients will be announced during a special award show on ESPN 2 on November 4 at 7 p.m ET. The Tigers have not had a winner since...

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