Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kinsler takes jab at DeSean, Vick

For the second week in a row, I'm writing about a baseball player taking a shot at Michael Vick.

Kinsler takes jab at DeSean, Vick

For the second week in a row, I'm writing about a baseball player taking a shot at Michael Vick.

Last week, it was White Sox starter and dog lover Mark Buehrle admitting that he sometimes would root for Vick to get injured last season.

This time, it was Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who also included DeSean Jackson in his jab.

Rangers infielder Michael Young requested a trade weeks ago, but Kinsler said he expects his teammate to report to full-squad workouts on Sunday.

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"This isn't DeSean Jackson or Michael Vick or Manny Ramirez," Kinsler said, according to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. "Michael Young is a professional. It would be completely out of his personality not to be here."

Jackson has made it clear that he wants a new deal (his current one runs out after 2011). But he reported to Lehigh on time last summer. And while his catches and receiving yards were down slightly, Jackson led the NFL in yards per catch (22.5) and yards after the catch (7.5).

As for Vick, we can only assume Kinsler meant he is unprofessional in general since he hasn't really been involved in a contract dispute. Vick was hit with the franchise tag earlier this week.

If you think Kinsler was out of line with his little jab, you'll have your chance to let him know this season. The Rangers visit Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series May 20-22.

Hat tip to the Inquirer's Ashley Fox for Tweeting out the link.

And if you missed it earlier, I posted on the Eagles' window, Andy Reid's job security and Kevin Kolb's future.


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