Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/25/14
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Ian Kinsler has accomplished plenty in eight major-league seasons. He made three All-Star teams; hit .311 in 34 postseason games for the Texas Rangers; and twice achieved 30-30 status in homers and steals in one season. The new Detroit Tigers second baseman has plenty to be proud of, so I asked him what about his career gives him the most satisfaction. Kinsler, while sitting on his clubhouse stool, paused for several seconds before coming up with the answer. "I'd like to say, I've been a good teammate," Kinsler said. "That's so important to me. We spend a lot of time together with the same people, and that time should be as easy as possible and as fun as possible. "So I hope I've been a good teammate. You can ask them if I have been." New Tigers closer Joe Nathan was his teammate the last two years in Texas. "Ian is a competitor," Nathan said. "He loves to compete and he loves to win. But he also really cares about the other guys on the squad. That makes Ian a very, very good teamma...
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