I just found this humorous and wanted to point it out to you all.
As you know, you read about Hal Steinbrenner liking the direction the Yankees were going... they're getting younger and that's great for us fans because we've been wanting this for a long time. Read HAL'S EXCITED ABOUT THE YOUNG PLAYERS. YOU SHOULD BE TOO for more.
Now comes an article from YESNetwork.com that asks this question... Should the Yankees explore a trade for Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler?
(In Photo: Dustin Ackley)
First of all, we already have Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder. Plus, we have a nice utility in Brendan Ryan if we need alittle more defense. The Yankee world just shot down a rumor this week about a much younger Starlin Castro. Now we're going after Kinsler? Kinsler is 33. I thought we were getting younger? Hey, here's an idea, why don't we just platoon our way through the season with what we have and go after some pitching?
Anyway, YESNetwork.com writes: "One player they didn't deal away, however, is second baseman Ian
Kinsler, who has quietly been one of the American League's most talented
infielders over the last 10 seasons.
Kinsler, 33, has been named an All-Star four times, coincidentally
in every even-numbered year since 2008. This pattern would indicate he's
due for another one in 2016, but should the Yankees try to bring him to
New York via trade?..
...In addition to his team-friendly contract, Kinsler has proven to be an
offensive force at the second base position for a full decade in the
Majors, as well as a stolen base threat - something the Yankees would
surely welcome. Kinsler is a lifetime .276 hitter that has hit at least
10 homers and 50 RBI in all but one season. One year ago, Kinsler led
all Major Leaguers with 726 plate appearances, and topped 30 home runs
in 2009 and 2011."
While they make a good argument, I ask all of you... would you look to take in Ian Kinsler? Comment.
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