See your team’s logo Star Wars-ized

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Via, well, about a million other places who saw this before I did comes a cool link to a graphic designer’s Instagram page. The content: MLB team logos done in Star Wars fashion. One example, which pleases me:

The Braves as Boba Fett is not just cool looking, it’s appropriate. They’re both really cool, but they both meet their end ignominiously and prematurely.

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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.