No Deal Yet For Kinsler, Rangers

Ian Kinsler and the Rangers don't have an agreement on a long-term deal. The second baseman told reporters, including MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, that the sides got close enough to be “disappointed that it’s not done.”

The sides had been working toward an extension that would have guaranteed Kinsler's 2013 option at $10MM and added five seasons at $14MM or so per year. The proposed six-year total would have been in the $80MM range — close to Chase Utley's record for second basemen.

Kinsler has said he doesn't want to negotiate once the season begins. The 29-year-old repeated today that he doesn't want to be involved if the Rangers continue talking with his representatives at BBI Sports Group. He hit 32 home runs and posted a .255/.355/.477 lin in 723 plate appearances a year ago.


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13 Comments on "No Deal Yet For Kinsler, Rangers"


TophersReds
3 years 4 months ago

I wonder if the Reds and Rangers are waiting to see what the other team is offering? Maybe the players could also be waiting on each other. They are somewhat comparable players.

Jose Herrera
3 years 4 months ago

 they might, we just hope we can get it done with kins.

PhishTank
3 years 4 months ago

I think you may be right. See who flinches first. As a Rangers fan, I hope the Rangers get it done first, because after seeing the contract just handed to Votto, I shudder to think what the Reds will agree on with Phillips.

TophersReds
3 years 4 months ago

Phillips won’t get anything even close to Votto’s deal. Phillips will likely only be for 5-6 years and $60-70M.

PhishTank
3 years 4 months ago

You misunderstood…I wasn’t suggesting that they would offer Phillips the same contract as Votto. I was suggesting that they could follow suit and offer him something outrageous too, and skew the market for 2B. Like 5 and $90 mil, or something like that.

TophersReds
3 years 4 months ago

I fully understood what you were saying, hence why I said the deal won’t be outrageous (like a 5/90). 5/60 doesn’t skew the market at all. No worries.

3 years 4 months ago

Don’t do it Kinsler.  We need you here in your home state!

3 years 4 months ago

Y’all have Montero to re-sign.

hgr900
3 years 4 months ago

Kinsler has swag like no other

Guest
3 years 4 months ago

They need to sign this guy. Always have liked him..

3 years 4 months ago

Kinsler is a product of the Ballpark at Arlington, anywhere else he is average at best.  He needs the Rangers more than the Rangers need him.

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 Pedroia is a product of Fenway, Cano of Yankee stadium.. Blah blah.. The 3 best 2b in the game.. What is the big deal?

TophersReds
3 years 4 months ago

When you consider he’s a Gold Glover and has had a 30/30 year, batted .300 last year, and is very versatile in the lineup (can bat 1st, 2nd, 4th), I would say he is at least in the top 7. We could argue this all day, and whatever I say probably won’t change your mind since you seem set in your ways. There’s no point in arguing it, and my or your opinion on whether he’s top 3 or 10 or 20 doesn’t really matter at the end of the day.