Ian Kinsler was traded from the Rangers to the Tigers in the offseason for Prince Fielder. It didn't really seem terribly personal at the time, but apparently there's a bit of bad blood
between Kinsler and his old team.
"I hope they go 0-162. I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope they lose their ass."
He also had some harsh words
for Rangers GM and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels:
"Daniels is a sleazeball. He got in good with the owners and straight pushed Ryan out. He thought all the things he should get credit for, Ryan got credit for. It's just ego. Once we went to the World Series, everybody's ego got huge, except for Nolan's."
While the Rangers definitely won't be going 0-162, it's interesting to see a player speak out so passionately about his former team, and call out specific members of the organization, as Kinsler did.
We'll see if any other players are willing to go on the record for or against the Rangers.