Naked Truth: Ramirez, Gomez Don’t Deserve All-Star Nods

In all sports, the unveiling of All-Star rosters draws attention to the perceived snubs. This summer, baseball fans will gripe about excluded players such as Ian Kinsler and complain about studs like Chris Sale suffering the humiliation of a runoff. Many may wonder if Devin Mesoraco is truly a better catcher than former MVP Buster Posey. Nevertheless, none of these questionable calls...
Via Brewers Bar
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Compared to a Good Dustin Pedroia Season

Note: I made a huge screw-up, and for whatever reason, I didn’t catch it, but Dustin Pedroia didn’t win the MVP award in 2011. He won it in 2008. I’m an idiot. Please try to enjoy the praise of Ian Kinsler without regard for the fact that the primary point of the post is wrong. […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Real Offensive Value — Second Basemen, Part I

We continue the yo-yoing through positions when we move to second base. We saw how different first base was from catcher and now we move to the other extreme with second basemen. For those that haven’t checked out this series before today, we are chiefly concerned with a statistic called real offensive value. It is calculated by splitting the difference between batting average...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler listens to 'Superstition' before doing damage

DETROIT -- When Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler comes to bat at Comerica Park, a Motown classic, "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, blares over the public address system: "Very superstitious, writing's on the wall Very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall Thirteen-month-old baby broke the lookin' glass Seven years of bad luck, the good things in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB All-Star Game Snubs

The 2014 MLB All-Star rosters were released on Sunday and it appears that there wasn’t a whole lot of controversy surrounding who was selected. There was some confusion over Jeff Samardzija and what would happen with him, but that’s about it.  Like every All-Star Game selection process, there were a few players left off the teams that resulted in plenty of head shaking. Let’s...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cobb shines, Boxberger delivers in Rays’ win over Tigers

The Rays were doing everything right Friday night to beat the Tigers. They were scoring runs, and they were preventing runs. Then came the sixth inning and things seemed to unravel. Alex Cobb hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch. Warnings were issued. A walk, an RBI single, another walk. Bases loaded, nobody out. Here come the Tigers. And here comes Brad Boxberger, the Rays’ unassuming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays manager Joe Maddon ejected against Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon has been ejected from Friday night's game against Detroit after disputing the umpires' response to a hit batsman in the sixth inning. Detroit's Ian Kinsler was hit leading off the bottom of the sixth by Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, and plate umpire Quinn Wolcott warned both benches. Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria had been hit...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vendor Uses Beer Bucket To Catch Foul Ball At Tigers Game

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Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball line drive caught by beer vendor in bucket

We’ve seen fans catch balls with popcorn buckets and batting practice hits go back into machines, here we have another “million-to-one” shot.  Check out this line drive by Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler that disappears into the beer man’s receptacle (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes.The replay shows he seemed to know what he was doing!  You wonder what...
Via Reading Between The Seams
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB power rankings: Dodgers coming on strong

1 Athletics 51-31 There’s no slowing down the Athletics, who have won eight of their last 10 games to hold their ground as baseball’s best. 2 Brewers 51-33 The Brewers are tied with the A’s for the most wins in the majors entering the week. 3 Angels 45-35 +1 The Angels are hoping Jason Grilli can return to his dominant form of last season after trading their own struggling...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.78: Tigers at Astros

The Tigers, thanks to 9th inning heroics by Ian Kinsler, now have a chance to take the Astros series today, despite the Cabrera-Martinez heart of the order still being 0-for-Houston (0-for-18). The game did not start promisingly, with Max being dinged for 2 runs in the first, but Max, along with Jeff Jones and Bryan Holaday, figured out they were sitting on his off-speed stuff and...
Via Tigers Weblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler saves Tigers with one mighty swing against Astros

Ian Kinsler, what are you doing two weeks from Tuesday? Better not make any plans to spend all four days of the All-Star break at home in the Dallas area, because it’s looking more and more like you’ll be heading to Minneapolis as an American League All-Star. At least, you should be. And Max Scherzer, who had 13 strikeouts Saturday, probably will be there, too. With the kind...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kinsler’s three run 9th inning bomb sends Tigers to 4-3 win over Astros

Ian Kinsler continues to make Tigers fans forget about Prince Fielder. With two outs in the top of the 9th and down 2-1, Kinsler sent a shot out to left field on a 2-0 count to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead. Houston would get within one in the 9th but Nathan was able to shut it down for his 17th save of the season. By the way, how’s that Prince Fielder deal working out for you Jon...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ian Kinsler Ruins the Day for Houston Astros Fans at the Last Possible Moment

Ian Kinsler got the chance to say his to his former teammates in Arlington recently (no, he didn't make any new friends). Saturday he made sure folks in Houston are going to be glad to see him go after he hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to give the Tigers the lead and eventually the win.via Cut4While the loss stings what is really going to do it for fans is the...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler's HR in 9th lifts Tigers over Astros 4-3

HOUSTON (AP) -- Ian Kinsler hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to rally the Detroit Tigers past the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday after Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 batters. Detroit trailed by one before Kinsler sent an 81 mph slider from Jerome Williams (1-4) to left-center for a 4-2 lead. Kinsler also had a double in his seventh straight multihit...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Homers In Return To Texas, Trolls Former Teammates With Wave (Video)

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler might not be over it. After being traded from the Texas Rangers to the Tigers for Prince Fielder during the offseason, Kinsler ruffled some feathers when he directed some harsh comments toward his former team in an ESPN the Magazine profile. In the piece, Kinsler said he hoped the Rangers would go 0-162 this season, and although he later...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Homers in Texas Return, Proceeds to Wave to Rangers Dugout

The Tigers Ian Kinsler didn’t hide his feelings after being dealt to Detroit last offseason for now-injured Prince Fielder. The veteran infielder ripped a 1st inning homer in his return to Texas and gave a little wave to his former, sub-.500, teammates. [MLB.com] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler, Tigers go for sixth straight victory Wednesday night

Ian Kinsler didn't get his wish of the Texas Rangers going 0-162, but he's so far done his part in games he has some control over. The second baseman homered Tuesday as his Detroit Tigers won in his return to Texas, and he'll try to keep at it Wednesday night and help the AL Central leaders to a sixth straight victory. Kinsler, who wished a winless season upon the team...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Lewis, Rangers disappointed in Ian Kinsler

“It’s unfortunate, I feel like it’s unfortunate but that’s just me. I’m not going to sit here and bad-mouth Kins, I really enjoyed Kins and I enjoyed my time playing with him and I enjoyed him as a teammate; disappointed, that’s the word. That’s all. I love Kins, that’s all. I was just disappointed a little bit, that’s all.” “I know where his aspect of things...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Lewis, Rangers disappointed in Ian Kinsler

“It’s unfortunate, I feel like it’s unfortunate but that’s just me. I’m not going to sit here and bad-mouth Kins, I really enjoyed Kins and I enjoyed my time playing with him and I enjoyed him as a teammate; disappointed, that’s the word. That’s all. I love Kins, that’s all. I was just disappointed a little bit, that’s all.” “I know where his aspect of things...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler returns to Texas, hits HR, waves to Rangers bench

Ian Kinsler returned to Texas. He hit a 1st inning HR. And he waved to Rangers bench.Your browser does not support iframes.The Tigers went on to the 8-2 win.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler haunts ex-teammates as Tigers win fifth straight

Ready to say the ship won’t rock again? Didn’t think so. Because, even though the Tigers lead the American League Central by three games a week after falling into second place, that can’t be said with any degree of certainty. Ready to say, however, that the ship is a lot steadier than it was? You can handle that one, Captain Obvious. The team that careened from a 27-12...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Lewis disappointed with Ian Kinsler for home run antics

Your browser does not support iframes. Colby Lewis expressed disappointment with former teammate Ian Kinsler after the Detroit Tigers second baseman took him deep and then waved at the Texas Rangers bench in the first inning of Tuesday’s game. Kinsler returned to Globe Life Park in Arlington for the first time since being traded to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Hits Home Run in Return to Arlington; Waves at Rangers Dugout

Former fan favorite Ian Kinsler made his return o Arlington where he played for many, many years with the Texas Rangers. During the off-season the team decided it needed Prince Fielder more than him so when he hit a home run against the Rangers Tuesday night he made sure he waved at his former teammates as he rounded the bags.You know--so he could say, " Hey remember me? Where...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers return to familiar faces, same old struggling offense in loss

ARLINGTON, Texas - Trying to break a five-game losing streak, the Rangers couldn't win their homecoming game in an 8-2 loss to Detroit on Tuesday night. It was a homecoming for the Rangers after a 3-6 road trip. It was a homecoming for veteran Carlos Pena, who made his first appearance in a Rangers uniform since 2001. But most of all it was a homecoming for former All-Star second...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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