#6: The Best Middle Infield Stays
The middle infield duo of Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias needs to keep doing its magic. Baseball is a form of entertainment and these two deliver it on a regular basis. The pair stays because they bring fans. With Kinsler’s team-focused attitude and Iglesias’s acrobatics, the pair keeps fans coming back for more.
Even though Kinsler did not start his career in Detroit, he is a Detroiter. There is something “blue collar” about the way he plays – he showed his work ethic when he literally rubbed dirt on his injured finger in 2016.
While Kinsler brings grit and a bit of grime to the game, Iglesias brings a bit of fancy style. It is hard to imagine either of them on other teams.
Keeping these two wouldn’t cost the Tigers anything more than they are already paying. And, Kinsler’s contract even goes down a bit for 2017.