Thanksgiving Day may be less than a week away, but baseball fans have the boys of summer on their minds as the MLB trade rumors continue to heat up. With many free agents still up for grabs, and many key players becoming free agents after the 2018 season, the baseball trade rumors are beginning gain steam.

Angels want Kinsler

The detroit tigers firesale of 2017 was one for the record books, and not in a good way if you are a fan in Motown. After dealing away several big-name players, now the rumblings are that star 2nd baseman Ian Kinsler may be next.

ESPN is indicating that the Los Angeles Angels are very interested in acquiring Kinsler. The Angels have "been having extensive internal discussions" about trading for Kinsler, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Apparently, LA has had a longstanding interest in Kinsler, even back to his Texas days.

How about a Cubs, Tigers blockbuster to start 2018?

This may be thinking outside the box, but it may make sense. The Chicago Cubs are built to win now, the Detroit Tigers are not. So how about a trade that looks as if it would help both teams in 2018?

The Cubs need to place Jake Arrieta in the rotation, enter Michael Fulmer. They also want to bolster their bullpen -- add Shane Greene.

Throw in the much-rumored Ian Kinsler, who brings the Cubs a solid veteran second baseman, and now the Cubs are ready to deal.

Why would the Cubbies be interested? Two reasons. They have a weak minor league system at the moment and they want another World Series title.

In return, Detroit would receive Addison Russell, Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ.

While that might seem like a lot for the Cubs to give up, it’s not. Considering that Fulmer has performed very well and would bring a solid starter to the rotation, and Greene has shined since his move to the pen, the Cubs could reap the early rewards - and make another trip to the fall classic.

The Tigers would get a nice core of young infielders as they try to rebuild the ship, which may not take that long when you add players like Russell, Baez, Schwarber, and Happ.

Yankees interested in Profar?

The Yankees have a good core of young infielders, but are they looking to shuffle the deck? MLB Trade is indicating that the Bombers have interest in swinging a deal for Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar in the next few days, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

This rumor is surprising considering New York has Didi Gregorius at shortstop, Starlin Castro at second base and Chase Headley at third. Would that mean one of those three will be on the move? It would seem so. That or perhaps a young prospect like Gleyber Torres or Miguel Andujar.