Ian Kinsler vetoed a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays before eventually sealing a move to the Detroit Tigers, reports CBS Sports.
In what is arguably the highlight trade of the offseason, the All-Star Kinsler was traded to the Tigers in exchange for another All-Star, Prince Fielder.
However, if Kinsler hadn't had a no-trade clause to the Blue Jays inserted into his contract, that move would never have happened.
According to CBS' sources sources, both teams had an agreement to send Kinsler to the Jays for an unknown Texas return but Kinsler exercised his right to call off the deal. It is believed his clause allowed him to veto trades to 10 different MLB teams.
The Rangers then landed Fielder giving the Tigers the chance to land Kinsler and move their MVP Miguel Cabrera across the diamond to first base.
There is no suggestion on who the original package from the Blue Jays contained but because of his huge remaining salary, it is unlikely it included a player as good as Prince Fielder.
Of course there is no knowing what would've happened if Kinsler had move to Toronto but the ripple effect caused by such a move could have changed to entire outlook of offseason trading.
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