The Detroit Tigers second baseman is garnering interest from the New York Mets who have had talks with the team.
Per Marc Carig of Newsday, the New York Mets have had trade talks with the Detroit Tigers about Ian Kinsler.
The Tigers have already signed a pair of free agents this winter, and have expressed that they’re willing to part with veterans. Ian Kinsler is the player most likely to be on the radar of teams this winter.
Although, Kinsler’s career lows of .236 in 139 games played, 22 home runs and a .725 OPS is likely to scare teams away from the $11 million Kinsler is owed next season.
Just a couple weeks ago Jason Beck of MLB.com broke down potential returns for the Detroit Tigers if they were to actually trade away Ian Kinsler. Per Beck, some options the Detroit Tigers include for targeting include:
"The Tigers’ targets are no different than they were during their trading spree over the summer. They need hitting and position prospects, even after adding slugging infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes from the Cubs’ system and Dawel Lugo from the D-backs’ system in July"
Jason Beck also points out that the Mets have a farm system that is top heavy in pitching, which is something that the Detroit Tigers aren’t looking for. At least not in a system that is short in impact bats currently.
The Mets haven’t been the only team interested in Kinsler, other teams include the Brewers and the Angels.