Detroit Tigers: Ian Kinsler Trade Confirmed

The Detroit Tigers are sending Ian Kinsler to the Angels, getting back two prospects in return for veteran the second baseman.

The Angels were reportedly on Kinsler’s no-trade list, which was a potential roadblock as CBS Detroit noted. This roadblock is more than likely why the Detroit Tigers took so long to confirm the trade with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Detroit Tigers are also considering a reunion with Fernando Rodney, SB Nation’s Bless You Boys has all the details.

The Tigers newest skipper Ron Gardenhire talked about his goals for the upcoming season at Today’s Winter Meetings events. Despite the Tigers being in rebuild mode, Gardenhire wants the team to prepare to win per the Detroit News.

The Tiger Skipper’s son is a manager as well-but in the minors for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. According to Detroit Sports Nation, his comments at the Winter Meetings should be enough to win over Tigers fans alike.

All in all, Gardenhire is generally optimistic about the team performing well in the 2018 season. Even if the franchise is rebuilding.

Former Detroit Tiger J.D. Martinez reportedly vouched for the Detroit Tigers before Mike Fiers signed with the team. Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila has spent most of his life in the game of baseball, something that has come to define his entire career.

Around the League:

The Orioles are reportedly fielding offers from several teams for third baseman Manny Machado per Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com

Just days after shipping Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, the Marlins have shipped outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals.

The Astros have added some power to their bullpen by agreeing to a deal with RHP Joe Smith.

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