Mike Scioscia is in Better Shape at this Point in His Life

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This is not a Best Shape of His Life story, as it is clear that Angels manager Mike Scioscia’s BSOHL was back when he was a major league ballplayer.  But he is doing a lot better this year:

 

Here’s Mike Scioscia last week:
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Here he was last year:

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Good goin’, Mike.

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.