Fielder-Kinsler deal has ripple effects?
It may have been a 1-for-1 trade between the Rangers and Tigers that swapped Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler and their large contracts, but it could have ramifications elsewhere — including Cincinnati.
Rumors have been rampant all fall that the Reds are trying to move 2B Brandon Phillips. While the deal erased one destination in Detroit, it also showed that big contracts like Phillips’ aren’t impossible to move.
The deal could also affect the Reds’ efforts to re-sign Shin-Soo Choo. The Rangers were already in the hunt, reportedly. Now you can likely add the Tigers to the mix since they need a left-handed hitting corner outfielder.
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— Mark Sheldon