Rumors flew on Twitter that Robinson Cano, likely the highest-priced free agent on the market this offseason, was in Detroit on Friday. But it seems extremely improbable that the Detroit Tigers would seriously consider signing Cano to a massive long-term deal just days after getting out of a long-term deal with first baseman Prince Fielder, especially since they traded Fielder for a second baseman. General manager Dave Dombrowski got to the point when asked Friday evening whether Cano potentially could be a fit for the Tigers. "We plan on having Ian Kinsler as our second baseman this year," Dombrowski told MLive via email. That makes sense considering the fact that the Tigers obtained Kinsler in a trade for Fielder just two days earlier. Of course, Kinsler could potentially play another position or be traded again, but it seems unlikely that the Tigers would trade one huge contract and then sign Cano, who is reportedly asking for a 10-year deal worth more than $300 million. The rumors on Twitter were plentiful, although the details in many of them were in conflict. Some said Cano was in Detroit on Thursday night; many said he flew in Friday morning. Most said he landed at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti; some said he landed at Metro.
Tigers GM amid Robinson Cano rumors: 'We plan on having Ian Kinsler as our second baseman'
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