Obituary of the Day

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I love obituaries in which the deceased — or whoever wrote it for them — refuse to go gentle into that goodnight.  This one, of a Marylou Belles of Bethel, Connecticut, fits the bill completely. Right down to the baseball part:

She was also a lifelong New York Mets fan though, surprisingly, that wasn’t what killed her.

Continue giving the middle finger to the afterlife, Ms. Belles.

Al Avila on trading Ian Kinsler: “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged.”

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Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”

Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.

It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.