The second baseman, who was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Detroit Tigers this offseason, said in a recently published article by ESPN The Magazine that he hopes the Rangers go "0-162." In case you are wondering, that would be a record. No team has ever gone an entire season without winning a baseball game. And no team has ever finished 162-0. Either would be really, really cool.
That the intensely competitive Kinsler wants a team that is not his to lose is not the surprise. What he said about the general manager of the Texas Rangers is:
He told ESPN The Magazine: "Daniels is a sleazeball. He got in good with the owners and straight pushed (Nolan) Ryan out. He thought all the things he should get credit for, Ryan got credit for. It's just ego. Once we went to the World Series, everybody's ego got huge, except for Nolan's."
This is the worst kind of confirmation the Rangers needed for this new, Nolan-less executive group running the team. A player who was in the clubhouse since 2006 confirmed a story that no one outside of the media could "verify."
It's one thing if myself, Randy Galloway or others speculate on the subject; it's quite another when Ian Kinsler confirms it.
Now you can bet that Kinsler will become this year's Josh Hamilton - the source of scorn, mockery and ridicule from Rangers fans. But it doesn't mean what Kinsler said isn't true.
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