Detroit’s Ian Kinsler and New York’s Todd Frazier have a lot of baseball left in them. They each bring grit and leadership to the ball clubs they currently represent, Yet the MLB rumor mill is swirling for each of them. The question is will they remain with their current teams or be dealt away before the 2018 season begins?

All talk, no action

Since the MLB free agency season opened earlier this month, there has been a lot of talk, but not much action. That is likely to change very soon. As we close in on the holiday season, teams are going to start to get serious about making moves, as they want to develop their rosters well before spring training begins.

Right now it seems like every rumor you hear out of Motown involves Ian Kinsler.

Mets, Cubs, Angels eye Kinsler

It seems Ian Kinsler is destined to be traded from the Tigers. A move I personally don’t like, but nevertheless, a trade seems imminent. According to MLB expert Jon Morosi, the Tigers and Mets have had talks about working out a trade that would send the veteran second baseman to New York. Who the Tigers would receive in return is anybody's guess.

Kinsler has been solid at second base for the Tigers for the past four seasons. He is a career .273 hitter and has averaged nearly 20 home runs and 80 RBI in his time in Detroit.

Beyond his numbers, he brings a solid glove, which makes him more appealing for teams in need of a second baseman. The Mets are the most recent team to inquire about Kinsler, who has also been linked to possible deals sending him to the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Angels.

Frazier headed to BoSox?

Todd Frazier was a big part of the New York Yankees rise in 2017.

A late-season acquisition, Frazier did well for the Bombers, and he quickly became a fan favorite - so how can he be linked to the Boston Red Sox?

As the Yankees decide how to approach Todd Frazier in free agency, other teams are showing interest in the veteran third baseman, including the crosstown NY Mets and the Yankees arch-nemesis Boston Red Sox. is reporting that the Red Sox had serious interest in Frazier at the trade deadline last season, and now that he is a free-agent, they once again have their eye on him. The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo stated the case for Frazier to be a Boston Red Sox target this offseason saying,

"Frazier was mentioned a lot at the trade deadline as a possible Red Sox target, but the Sox elected to go with Eduardo Nunez. Could Frazier, 31, be on Boston's radar again? Frazier could protect the Red Sox at first base and third base, where he's a very good fielder."

Frazier does strike out a lot, however, his power and glove make him one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason — and you know that the Red Sox would love nothing more than to swipe him away before he returns to New York.