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Bless You Boys Jul 24, 2016

Ian Kinsler roasts Jose Iglesias' Ronald McDonald outfit

When fashion goes wrong. As we've seen before, many athletes have a unique sense of style. Yesterday, Jose Iglesias showed up to the clubhouse with his best statement outfit. Only problem was, Ian Kinsler saw a very stark simliarity to everyone's favorite clown. We had a good friend visit the clubhouse yesterday. He makes fantastic burgers! #mccdonalds #joseiglesias #ronaldmcdonald #gotdressedinthedark A photo posted by Ian Kinsler (@i.kinsler3) on Jul 24, 2016 at 9:12am PDT I have to say, I definitely see the resemblance. I hope this either leads to more clubhouse fashion...
Bless You Boys Jul 24, 2016

Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit Tigers 3: Wait twenty-four hours and get walked off

Offense fails to take advantage of Chris Sale's tantrum and a White Sox bullpen day. In a game that got weird before the players even took the field, the Detroit Tigers bullpen finally cracked, and the Tigers went down to defeat on a walkoff RBI single by Adam Eaton. A few hours before the game, Chris Sale, who had been scheduled to start, was pulled from his start and sent home, leading to an eruption of speculation as to where he'd been traded. The truth, as we later discovered, was far stranger. While the team was on the field for pre-game workouts, Sale, who apparently had a serious...
Bless You Boys Jul 24, 2016

MLB trade rumors: No, the Tigers are not trading for Chris Archer

Sorry, Charlie. It's not happening. In the frenzy of speculation and rumors that occur every July, most buying teams' fanbases obsess over a select few players their favorite club might be acquiring. This year, the most sought-after assets are starting pitchers. In the recent past, this has also been the case, with many buying clubs looking for rotation reinforcements. In 2014, David Price and Jon Lester, both No. 1 starters, were dealt. In 2015, Price was dealt again, along with fellow aces Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels. This year, however, the buyers are more numerous than ever and the...
South Side Sox Jul 22, 2016

Tigers 2, White Sox 1 (6½ innings): Even the weather is against them

Two solo shots off James Shields in the fifth decide abbreviated game There’s already a figurative rain cloud following the White Sox from city to city. There was a literal one tonight, and it was just as poorly timed as everything else this year. A storm forced this one to be called in the middle of the seventh. James Shields only had a one-run cushion to work with as the rain started closing in, but he ended up surrendering solo shots to Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera in the fifth, which ended up deciding the game. It’s the latest of hard luck for Shields. On a 90-degree evening with...
South Side Sox Jul 21, 2016

GameThread: Tigers at White Sox

Detroit is leading the season series, four games to two. TV: CSN Chicago Tonight's #SoxGameDay starters: pic.twitter.com/P6EaJjzcH1 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 21, 2016 Ian Kinsler leads all MLB 2nd basemen in runs scored. He starts us off tonight vs. the White Sox. #Tigers lineup: pic.twitter.com/A4NR3m786T — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 21, 2016
Twinkie Town Jul 20, 2016

Twins 4, Tigers 1: Ninth inning dingers sink Detroit

It was a close game, until Max Kepler stepped to the plate in the ninth. This game was still tied 1-1 going into the 9th inning, but Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario both hit big dongs off Francisco Rodriguez to put the Twins ahead for the win. Joe Mauer led off the scoring right for the Twins, drawing a four base walk hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, the small lead was short lived as Ervin Santana gave up a home run to Ian Kinsler on his first pitch of the game. And then the game dragged on... and on, and on, and on! Street lights, PEOPLE! Walking down...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2016
Detroit Tigers lineup: Justin Upton in left, Tyler Collins in right

Detroit Tigers lineup: Justin Upton in left, Tyler Collins in right

Backup catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is getting the start for the Sunday afternoon game. DETROIT -- Justin Upton is back after missing two games on bereavement leave, and Tyler Collins has taken what might now be a semi-regular spot in right field in the Detroit Tigers' lineup Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Backup catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is getting the start for the Sunday afternoon game. The Royals lineup is unchanged from Saturday. Detroit Tigers 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Cameron Maybin, CF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, DH 5. Nick...
Bless You Boys Jul 17, 2016

Game 92 Preview: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

Michael Fulmer and Yordano Ventura face off in the series finale between the Tigers and Royals. If you're looking to name a Most Valuable Player for the Tigers during the first half of the season, Ian Kinsler is probably your man. He's hitting .294/.351/.508 and leads the team in home runs, RBI, and runs scored. He also leads the team in WAR, understandably. Reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. However, if you wanted to name Michael Fulmer the team's MVP thus far, I wouldn't argue. According to Baseball Reference's version of WAR, Fulmer and Kinsler are neck-and-neck for the...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 13, 2016
Detroit Tigers' 2016 payroll features bargains, busts and big contracts

Detroit Tigers' 2016 payroll features bargains, busts and big contracts

A look in at Detroits salary commitments and who is providing the best value. Nick Castellanos is a bargain. Ian Kinsler is the first-half MVP. And a host of Detroit Tigers are underperforming, when taking their 2016 salary and contract status into account. Those are just a few observations when examining the Tigers' opening day payroll, contract commitments and the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) for each player thus far this season. WAR shows how many more wins a player would give a team as opposed to a replacement-level player. The higher the WAR, the more...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 8, 2016
Tigers' Ian Kinsler falls short in 'Final Vote' for MLB All-Star Game

Tigers' Ian Kinsler falls short in 'Final Vote' for MLB All-Star Game

Kinsler finished third in the AL vote, announced Friday. TORONTO -- Instead of spending the All-Star break in San Diego, Ian Kinsler will make time to hang around home. "See if we can get out on the lake or something," Kinsler said. Kinsler fell short in Major League Baseball's "Final Vote" campaign, finishing third out of five candidates for the final spot on the American League roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game (8 p.m., FOX). Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders won the fan vote, with Astros right fielder George Springer landing ahead of Kinsler....
Fenway Nation Jul 8, 2016

Wow! Even New York And New Jersey Are Voting Pedey!

Green=PedeyAccording to MLB's own "Vote Map" for the final spot on the 2016 All-Star team, all of New England and most of New York and New Jersey are voting for Dustin Pedroia. Most of Pedroia's native California is going 'green' for The Muddy Chicken as well. Ian Kinsler seems to be doing best in the "Rust Belt" Midwest, while George Springer is cleaning up in Texas and Louisiana. The only major strongholds for Michael Saunders are Washington State, Alaska and his native Canada (where he's hauling in a very "temperate" 98.6%). Evan Longoria is dominating the "west" side of the Florida...
Bless You Boys Jul 7, 2016

MLB All-Star Game 2016: Daniel Norris wants you to #VoteKinsler

Do it. Do it. #VoteKinsler - do it. Circa 2010 Kins is #ASG worthy. So is 2016 Kins #longhairdontcare #besties pic.twitter.com/8etnXbMfOv— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) July 8, 2016 Second baseman Ian Kinsler currently sits in fourth place in the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, and teammate Daniel Norris wants to change that. All of the Tigers players have been campaigning for Kinsler all week, but Norris has pushed the hardest with easily the best photoshop I’ve ever seen. He’s not alone, though. Justin Verlander has chipped in on Twitter. #VoteKinsler everyone!! Text A1 to...
Bless You Boys Jul 7, 2016

MLB All-Star Game 2016: Tigers’ Ian Kinsler should have been an All-Star

The numbers speak for themselves for the Tigers’ second baseman. Detroit Tigers fans were both shocked and disappointed when the All-Star lineups were announced Tuesday night, learning that only Miguel Cabrera would be representing the team. While Ian Kinsler was selected as one of five nominees for the Final Vote, his exclusion from the initial roster was puzzling. Kinsler is enjoying one of the best seasons of his 11-year career and has been excellent with both the bat and the glove, easily putting himself among the best second basemen in baseball. The All-Star Game selection process is...
Bless You Boys Jul 7, 2016

Wynton Bernard, Grayson Greiner homer for Erie SeaWolves in win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Columbus Clippers 8, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box) The Mud Hens scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 4-3 lead, but Columbus answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning en route to an 8-4 victory. Toledo starter Chad Bell was responsible for six of those runs in just three innings — he did not retire any of the four batters he faced in the fourth. The outing bumped his season-long ERA up to 4.21. Offensively, the Mud Hens were led by JaCoby Jones, who broke out of a slump...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 5, 2016
All-Star snub? Tigers' Ian Kinsler among AL's 'Final Vote' candidates

All-Star snub? Tigers' Ian Kinsler among AL's 'Final Vote' candidates

Fans may cast their ballots in the Final Vote until 4 p.m. Friday. Ian Kinsler did not get enough love from All-Star game voters to be announced Tuesday night to the American League roster, but he had a couple of ESPN analysts in his corner. Now, the fans will have a say as to whether the Detroit Tigers second baseman and leadoff hitter is added to the AL roster for next week's All-Star game at San Diego's Petco Park. Kinsler's omission from the AL roster during Tuesday night's selection show on ESPN was deemed a "snub" by analyst Buster Olney, but minutes...

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