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The Los Angeles Angels are crushing their offseason again

A new year and a different situation, but it’s shaping up to be the same result for the Los Angeles Angels this winter.With limited resources — both financially and within their farm system for any potential trades — general manager Billy Eppler and his front office had a very productive offseason leading up to the 2017 campaign. They didn’t make the playoffs and finished with a...
Via The Sports Daily
December 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Tigers trade 2B Ian Kinsler to the Angels

The Detroit Tigers’ version of a Miami fire sale has apparently started. With multiple big named veterans on the trade block, Detroit has reportedly dealt veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels. This marks the second big move of the young winter for an Angels team that already added Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani.Kinsler, 35, had a down overall season for...
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December 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Should the New York Mets trade for Ian Kinsler?

The New York Mets have reportedly had preliminary trade discussions with the Detroit Tigers about second baseman Ian Kinsler. Kinsler is a four-time all-star, last appearing in the all-star game in 2014. With a need at second base, is Ian Kinsler a good player for GM Sandy Alderson to target this offseason? About Kinsler Ian Kinsler was once a very good baseball player, however...
November 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: MLB threatened to fine umps over protest wristbands

Major League Baseball’s umpires dropped a protest over player behavior after just one day, but it turns out they had more than one reason for doing it.The white wristband protests ended quickly after commissioner Rob Manfred promised to meet with representatives from the umpires’ union to discuss their concerns. There may have been another reason, too — according to ESPN’s Buster...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Kinsler unapologetic over umpire protest: 'I don't care'

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler’s comments about Angel Hernandez sparked an uproar in the umpiring community, but he’s not really sweating it.With the umpires now wearing white wristbands to protest the fact that the league failed to suspend Kinsler for harsh comments he made about Hernandez, the second baseman really doesn’t care. Kinsler’s manager, Brad Ausmus, was particularly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB umpires wearing white wristbands to protest ‘escalating attacks’

Major League umpires are making a statement against the commissioner’s office by wearing white wristbands during games.According to a statement issued by the World Umpires Association, the issue stems from the league’s response to recent criticism from Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. Kinsler criticized umpire Angel Hernandez harshly but was only fined for his public comments...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Why Steve Phillips' criticism of Ian Kinsler is off base

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler recently suggested that Angel Hernandez may be in the wrong line of work. Former MLB GM Steve Phillips didn’t care for Kinsler’s comments and said so during a long monologue on MLB Network Radio. While he acknowledged that Hernandez is not a good umpire, he was clear that Kinsler and players enjoy a double standard.“An umpire can’t say that...
Via Sportsnaut
August 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly have interest in Ian Kinsler

The Milwaukee Brewers are a team to keep an eye on regarding Ian Kinsler.The Detroit Tigers became sellers at the trade deadline, dealing J.D. Martinez to Arizona and then Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Cubs. They would have liked to trade off even more pieces, like Kinsler or Justin Verlander, but nothing materialized. However, don’t close the door on a potential Kinsler trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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