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Prince Fielder Traded for Ian Kinsler — And Predicted in 2010? 2

  • Dugout Dispatch
  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • November 22, 2013, 12:15 PM


prince fielder ian kinsler detroit tigers texas rangers trade

Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers pulled off a pretty big trade: Tigers slugger Prince Fielder for Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (and some cash, according to Yahoo! MLB columnist Jeff Passan). We'll have to wait until April to see how good the deal is for both teams, but as SI.com writer Jay Jaffe reported, it's "a move that not only fills persistent holes for both teams but also clears roster logjams by opening spots for their respective top prospects."

It's also a move that was sorta-kinda predicted in 2010. This morning, the MLB Fan Cave dug up an old ESPN Sunday Night Baseball commercial that featured Fielder and Kinsler talking about trades. Check it out:



OK, so it's not like they predicted being traded for each other. But it's still a bit of wild coincidence!

Photos: Leon Halip/Getty Images (Fielder), Hannah Foslien/Getty Images (Kinsler)

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2 Comments

How can that happen, Fielder is one of the best sluggers in the leauge!?

 Fielder has a big contract.  The Tigers need to resign Scherezer.  Besides, Kinsler is still a good player, but much cheaper.

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