Ian Kinsler has aired out some dirty laundry after spending eight years of his big-league career with the Texas Rangers.
The second baseman moved to the Detroit Tigers this past offseason in a blockbuster trade that saw Prince Fielder move in the opposite direction.
Now Kinsler has revealed all about his previous team in an article set to be published in ESPN Magazine March 17.
Kinsler shows no remorse for the team of their current president Jon Daniels and hopes the team fail to win a single game this coming season.
"There was no remorse from the Rangers," Kinsler says of the trade. "They did not care.
"The team had changed. It was not the same personalities, not the same players, not the same chemistry. To be traded, it was refreshing to start new."
He then reveals that he found out about the trade from a Dallas radio personality with president Daniels neglecting to inform him of the news.
"I want to be the one who tells Ian," Daniels said to ESPN in response, "but literally, the story breaks while I'm on a plane to Tucson. I feel bad that's how he found out."
Daniels attempted to call Kinsler, leaving him a voicemail but the player never called him back and it seems fairly clear that he hasn't forgiven him.
"Daniels is a sleazeball," Kinsler said. "He got in good with the owners and straight pushed [Nolan] 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.
"To be honest with you, I hope they go 0-162. I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope they lose their ass."
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