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Friday, December 14, 2018

Padres get Ian Kinsler to play all over infield - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Two years for $8 million.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 14, 2018 at 05:52 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: ian kinsler, padres

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   1. Jacob Posted: December 14, 2018 at 08:21 PM (#5798019)
I guess he should be better than Pirela. Preller gets another former all-star. Yippee!
   2. Ziggy's screen name Posted: December 14, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5798025)
$8m total or $8 per? TFA doesn't say. I guess it's fine either way. He's old but still got some value.

Also, is there any way to kill that Adidas ad?
   3. Jacob Posted: December 14, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5798026)
Per MLB Trade Rumors:
The agreement, which is pending a physical, will guarantee Kinsler a total of $8MM.
   4. TVerik. Old Java Rodney. Posted: December 14, 2018 at 10:22 PM (#5798033)
The problem is that he plays all over the infield whilst on offense.
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: December 15, 2018 at 12:24 AM (#5798049)
Also, is there any way to kill that Adidas ad?

It's making BTF a blank page, with nothing but the ad, when I use my bookmark. I have to refresh half a dozen times to get to the content, and I'm afraid that eventually that won't work, and I will not be able to access the site at all. When I post, it does the same thing, and I have to refresh several times to access the content.
   6. Jacob Posted: December 15, 2018 at 12:54 AM (#5798055)
What ad?... uBlock...
   7. Random Transaction Generator Posted: December 15, 2018 at 02:57 PM (#5798123)
I tried to let ads play on this site for a while, but they absolutely crashed the page half the time, so I turned uBlock Origin back on.
   8. Greg Pope Posted: December 15, 2018 at 04:03 PM (#5798127)
Also, is there any way to kill that Adidas ad?

I don't think so. We had the problem with a car ad a couple of years ago. I think last time some people told Jim and he just banned the ad.

I've used Ctrl-F5 to refresh the page and it seems to work.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 15, 2018 at 04:25 PM (#5798131)
Also, is there any way to kill that Adidas ad?

Not getting that ad. The Internet Gods have apparently decided I'm not fit enough for Adidas, so I get an advertisement for "Emergency Alerts Save Lives" at the top & bottom of the page. I'm probably doomed. Nice knowing you all.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: December 15, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5798146)
I have adblocker, forgot I had it on this site still(I have no problem with ads to be honest, provided they are passive... but I've visited a lot of questionable sites so I have to have adblocker... I feel bad, will have to give Jim another $25 at the start of the year)
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: December 16, 2018 at 12:45 AM (#5798169)
I am back in! for now

I will never again buy an adidas product. they now have 10 days to convince me not to advertise my hatred of them to the rest of my social universe.

advertising works both ways.
   12. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 16, 2018 at 08:46 AM (#5798178)
I’m getting an ad for Lufthansa flights to Munich on the top and for a medical charity in Nepal on the bottom. So there are at least a few good ones in the rotation.
   13. Morty Causa Posted: December 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM (#5798188)
If the Iconic Simplicity ad for Adidas is what's being referenced, it's keeping me from assessing this site on the Edge browser. I have to go strictly with Chrome.
   14. Cooper Nielson Posted: December 16, 2018 at 11:21 AM (#5798194)
I like Kinsler a lot -- he gave the Tigers some really good years -- but the idea of him playing "all over the field" may be wishful thinking. He's played a total of 2 innings at positions other than 2B in the majors (2 innings at 3B in 2012). He hasn't played SS regularly since 2005 (AA), and he's never really played 3B (2 games/10 innings in his pro career).

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