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Aug 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) and center fielder Cameron Maybin (4) watches from the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) and center fielder Cameron Maybin (4) watches from the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) reacts after first baseman Miguel Cabrera (not pictured) hits a three run home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Game called for bad weather after 5 innings. Tigers win 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) reacts after first baseman Miguel Cabrera (not pictured) hits a three run home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Game called for bad weather after 5 innings. Tigers win 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

It is a known fact that the Detroit Tigers won the Ian Kinsler-Prince Fielder trade. No one will ever argue against it. This trade is a gift that keeps on giving and Ken Rosenthal just proved it in a piece he wrote for Fox Sports just today. The constant discussion about trading away J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler has been creating anxious feelings in Tigers fans.

According to Rosenthal, Kinsler will be difficult for the Tigers to trade. In his contract, he has a no-trade list that includes 10 teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers – the team that is currently looking into acquiring him. All signs point to Kinsler playing hardball with any trade. He will only accept a trade if it includes a contract extension. Kinsler is not getting younger – he will be 35 in June. He did win his first Gold Glove award this year, but his age could prevent teams from offering that extension.

Even though Tigers fans should brace themselves for a Kinsler-free team in 2017, his contract and goals for the future could keep him in Detroit for at least another year.

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