NICK FRANKLIN RUMORS

Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to Triple-A

It looked like the Mariners might give Nick Franklin an extended opportunity to earn playing time in their outfield following Logan Morrison‘s hamstring injury, but one day after Franklin started in the outfield for the first time in his professional career he’s headed back to Triple-A. Franklin went 2-for-13 in a six-game call-up to Seattle after hitting .395 in 11 games at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners News: Seattle recalls Nick Franklin

Infield prospect Nick Franklin has been recalled to the Seattle Mariners, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.Nick Franklin was pulled from tonight’s game in Tacoma in the eighth inning. Most of you know this isn’t normal. And Franklin wasn’t hurt. The exit was to prevent him from being hurt before the Mariners likely add him to the 25-man roster tomorrow. Multiple...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners recall Nick Franklin

Switch-Hitting Franklin back with M’s This morning Nick Franklin tweeted that he was flying to Texas, presumably to join the Mariners as they face off with the Rangers again. And it couldn’t come at a better time for the Mariners who have been streaky on offense. Where will Franklin fit in? Brad Miller, the man that won the shortstop job over Franklin by hitting .410 in spring...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

The trade buzz on Nick Franklin is picking up again as both the Yankees and Tigers continue to get meager production from their shortstop position. And while there’s nothing to suggest that the Mets have any revived interest in the Mariners prospect, that could change if Ruben Tejada doesn’t start picking it up at the plate. Franklin, who just turned 23, is currently tearing...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Nick Franklin could be moved to third base

Seattle Mariners middle infielder Nick Franklin finds himself in a very tough spot. He’s got a great bat, one of their best young ones, but his entrance into the majors is being blocked at both of his preferred positions, second base and shortstop. The M’s optioned Franklin to the minors after spring training, and it looks like if he wants to make his way to the big club anytime...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Displaced by Robinson Cano, Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to the minors

Nick Franklin showed enough promise as a rookie second baseman for the Mariners last season that he seemed set as the team’s long-term answer there, but then they signed Robinson Cano for $240 million. That knocked Franklin out of the second base picture and forced him into a competition with Brad Miller to start at shortstop, which is a position where he’s stretched defensively...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Franklin as a Shortstop

I don’t have much insight into the mind of the average baseball fan, but thanks to the chats that we host on this website, I’ve gotten some glimpses into the mind of the average FanGraphs reader. And, it seems to me, the average FanGraphs reader at present is wondering about two questions: (1) Why is […]
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Giants be in the Nick Franklin sweepstakes?

The Nick Franklin sweepstakes just got a little more interesting. The Seattle Mariners second baseman has been a topic of many trade rumors and conversations through this Spring Training; and this weekend it was reported that Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias may miss the majority of the 2014 MLB season due to injuries sustained to both shins. That means another team is in the...
Via Players View
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers to make a “serious run” at Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin

Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin has been named in trade rumors throughout the off-season and into the spring. The Mets have been one team strongly linked to him. But with the Tigers hurting at the position after learning that Jose Iglesias will not be ready for the start of the regular season — at least — Ollie Connolly of OutsidePitchMLB is reporting that the Tigers are expected...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Speculation continues on Seattle Mariner’s Nick Franklin

Where could Franklin land and for who? Despite the fact that Seattle Mariner’s skipper Lloyd McClendon has publicly stated that the shortstop competition between Nick Franklin and Brad Miller is a wide open chase, and that GM Jack Zduriencik has also stated that the loser of the competition is headed to AAA, the most common thought on the street is that the M’s are trying to...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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