The Angels made a move to plug the biggest remaining hole on their roster on Wednesday, acquiring veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal.
While the Tigers keep listening to trade interest on Michael Fulmer, they’re doing more than that on Ian Kinsler. And as the Winter Meetings continue, they’re getting closer to a trade to send their veteran second baseman to a contending team.
The Tigers continue to traverse the hallways of Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel and Resort with ears open toward trade ideas. Since general manager Al Avila mentioned Monday that they would listen to inquiries on young ace Michael Fulmer, they’ve had a lot more to hear.
Alan Trammell and Jack Morris were Tigers Draft picks in the same year, a few rounds apart in 1976. They both arrived in the big leagues a year later and spent the next 14 seasons as teammates in Detroit.
The Tigers were not close to completing an Ian Kinsler trade on Monday, the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings. In saying that, however, general manager Al Avila expects a deal will eventually get done, whether it’s at the Winter Meetings or later this offseason.
As baseball’s Winter Meetings get underway this week, the Tigers continue to look for low-risk, high-upside signings to soften their rebuild while fielding trade interest in veteran players such as second baseman Ian Kinsler.
Former longtime Tigers teammates, right-hander Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell were named to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 by the Modern Era Committee on Sunday.
Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are about to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, having been selected by the Modern Era Committee, and generations of fans — some of whom weren’t alive for that magical run — are about to learn a lot about that club and how dominant of a season they […]
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Jim Leyland saw a little bit of himself in Ron Gardenhire, a scrappy player who had to pay his dues in the Minor Leagues and then coaching in the Majors before earning his chance to manage. Leyland saw how Gardenhire handled his players, got the most out of them, and handled the media. If Gardenhire […]
Ten years ago this week, the Tigers went to the Winter Meetings in Nashville with all the appearances of a team tying up loose ends, having made big deals earlier in the offseason. Instead, they walked out of the Opryland Hotel and Resort a few days later with Miguel Cabrera.