The Los Angeles Angels are coming off an inspiring 80-82 season -- inspiring because they were close to making the postseason despite Mike Trout and Garrett Richards each missing significant time and Albert Pujols decaying into one of baseball's worst regulars.

Predictably, the Angels have their eyes on achieving more than moral victories in 2018. So far, that has meant re-signing Justin Upton to a long-term deal. The next item on general manager Billy Eppler's list? Finding a new second baseman. Eppler is reportedly interested in a number of free agents, including Neil Walker and Zack Cozart (who would have to change from shortstop)

But that's not all. The Angels have also discussed dealing for Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.