I still can’t get over the fact that the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers pulled off that trade.
I always thought that Kinsler would finish his career in Texas, although players finishing their career with one team is quite rare, but I knew Fielder would leave Milwaukee.
It felt great knowing that the Cubs wouldn’t have to worry about getting hammered by Fielder whenever he was up at the plate. They have to play the Tigers in a short series last year, but we didn’t have to see him for multiple series showdowns which was great.
When he signed with Detroit, I was a little disappointed. I thought maybe he would sign with the Cubs (I was hoping for Pujols), but he decided to follow his Fathers foot steps. Now that he’s in Texas, he’s got a fresh start once again.
Anyways, back to Ian Kisnler. According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Detroit Tigers plan on playing Ian Kinsler at second base.
Right now the Tigers are rumored to be a possible landing spot for free agent Robinson Cano, but nothing is really for sure. I think Cano visiting the Tigers could be leverage and nothing will happen.
If they do pull off a trade for him, I don’t know why you would trade away Fielder for a second baseman who would have to either switch positions or come off the bench.
Fresh start for both Kinsler and Fielder. I think Ian makes the best of it.
Dombrowski has said #Tigers‘ plan is for Kinsler to play second. Things change, but Cano would seem longshot given team’s other priorities.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 23, 2013