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Mar 23, 2017
Rotoworld
Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run as the United States defeated Puerto Rico in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic finals.
Viva El Birdos 10 hours ago
Ian Kinsler is not a good fit for the Cardinals - A Hunt and Peck

Ian Kinsler is not a good fit for the Cardinals - A Hunt and Peck

Note: the article below was actually written by John J. Fleming. I am stealing it. He said I could - begged me to steal it basically. The words below are all his. The Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martínez gifs were added by me. Enjoy. On Wednesday night, seemingly out of nowhere, an opinion started to circulate on Twitter that the St. Louis Cardinals should acquire Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. While rumors about the Cardinals pursuing veteran second basemen, notably Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, circulated earlier in the off-season, this pairing came seemingly...
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Fresh off World Baseball Classic title, Ian Kinsler ready to go to work with Tigers

Fresh off World Baseball Classic title, Ian Kinsler ready to go to work with Tigers

Tigers second baseman said comment he made regarding cultural differences between American and Latin American players was taken out of context. LAKELAND, Fla. - Ian Kinsler is not here to get political. He's here to play baseball. That's why the Detroit Tigers second baseman traveled to Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles: To play baseball and represent Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He did those things well in helping the Americans seize their first-ever WBC championship, jump-starting their 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the title game Wednesday night at...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 23, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander looks to keep rhythm in TV game vs. Braves

Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander looks to keep rhythm in TV game vs. Braves

Tigers play Braves in of their next five games as spring training starts to wind down. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Detroit Tigers fans were able to watch on TV as Ian Kinsler helped Jim Leyland-managed Team USA clinch the World Baseball Classic championship Wednesday night. Tonight, Tigers fans can watch Justin Verlander try to build upon what's been a strong spring for the ace right-hander. Verlander will make his sixth start of spring training as the Tigers take on the Atlanta Braves in a game televised on Fox Sports Detroit from the ESPN Wide World of Sports...

Baseball, culture and the Latin style of play

On Wednesday night the U.S. beat Puerto Rico 8-0 to win the World Baseball Classic, but before the game began, comments from Team USA second baseman Ian Kinsler had people …
Chicago Tribune Mar 23, 2017

Is there one right way to play baseball? That's a silly hot take, Ian Kinsler

Hey, hot take machines: chill out and enjoy the ballgame. Or, if you want to chew on some intriguing comments, at least check out what Adam Jones said. Lay off Ian Kinsler, who said nothing controversial or even all that compelling. This is the fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic. Every...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 23, 2017
Jim Leyland's guidance, Ian Kinsler's homer help U.S. win first World Baseball Classic title

Jim Leyland's guidance, Ian Kinsler's homer help U.S. win first World Baseball Classic title

Former Tigers manager came out of retirement to guide Americans, who got big lift from Kinsler in WBC championship game. Jim Leyland had more on his mind Wednesday than managing Team USA in the World Baseball Classic championship game against Puerto Rico. He was thinking about a very early wake-up call Thursday. "I've got to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to catch a 6-something flight back to Lakeland, Fla., to be with the Tigers," the former Detroit Tigers manager said in an MLB.com story. Leyland should be able to rest easier now, thanks in part to the...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 23, 2017
USA routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win World Baseball Classic

USA routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win World Baseball Classic

Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.
U.S. team rolls past Puerto Rico for World Baseball Classic title

U.S. team rolls past Puerto Rico for World Baseball Classic title

Ian Kinsler homers and the Team USA pitchers allow only three hits in an 8-0 victory at Dodger Stadium.
Marcus Stroman, Team USA beat Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic

Marcus Stroman, Team USA beat Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic

Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.
Rotoworld Mar 23, 2017

Ian Kinsler cracks two-run homer in WBC win - Ian Kinsler (2B) Detroit Tigers

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run as the United States defeated Puerto Rico in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic finals.
Sports Illustrated Mar 22, 2017

Ian Kinsler says kids should appreciate USA’s style of play

Team USA and Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler wants kids to value the American style of play over that of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 17, 2017
Tigers' Bruce Rondon has turned up velocity in WBC

Tigers' Bruce Rondon has turned up velocity in WBC

I thought it probably would (rebound). I wasnt sweating it, Ausmus said. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon has turned up the odometer on his fastball for the World Baseball, just as manager Brad Ausmus suspected he would. He's faced only two batters so far in the second round of the WBC -- Tigers teammate Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz -- and struck both of them out. Kinsler went down on only three pitches. His fastball has been at 97 and 98 mph. In his last appearance before leaving to join the Venezuelan team, Rondon walked two of four...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 16, 2017
Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez hitless as U.S. tops Venezuela in WBC

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez hitless as U.S. tops Venezuela in WBC

Tigers minor-leaguer Arcenio Leon continued his near-perfect spring by pitching a scoreless seventh inning for Venezuela. Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler had two singles and former Tiger Drew Smyly struck out eight as the United States beat Venezuela 4-2 in the first game of pool play Wednesday night in San Diego. The Venezuelan team, managed by Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel and stocked with Tigers, lost their lead in the eighth inning when the Americans homered twice and scored three runs off Hector Rondon. Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon (no...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 10, 2017
Injury, World Baseball Classic participation render different-looking Tigers infield

Injury, World Baseball Classic participation render different-looking Tigers infield

Two of the four regular infielders are playing in the WBC, one is injured and another is getting a break from the field. LAKELAND, Fla. - If you don't recognize the Detroit Tigers' infield in today's Grapefruit League game against the Toronto Blue Jays, there are good reasons for it. First baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler are competing in the World Baseball Classic, shortstop Jose Iglesias is day-to-day with a neck bruise and third baseman Nicholas Castellanos is getting a break and in the lineup as the designated hitter. Brett Pill gets the...
Bless You Boys Mar 9, 2017
Detroit Tigers Links: J.D. Martinez isn’t a fan of ground balls

Detroit Tigers Links: J.D. Martinez isn’t a fan of ground balls

Elsewhere, Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler are getting ready for the World Baseball Classic. Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs had a brief conversation recently with Tigers’ right fielder, J.D. Martinez, in which Martinez expressed his scorn for the ground ball. Of course, Martinez, who famously rebuilt his swing and approach during the 2013-2014 offseason, has good reason. His bread and butter is in the air. The breakout that made him one of the more feared hitters in the game was built, in part, by driving the ball in the air for far more power than he’d managed during his days with the...

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