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
16 hours 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
10 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
18 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
28 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Sleep on Nick Franklin

Around this time last year, many people thought Nick Franklin, the 79th best prospect in the nation according to Baseball America, was the Mariners’ shortstop of the future.  At the very least, if Franklin’s glove didn’t stick at short, he was expected to hold down second base for the next six years. Franklin caught fire when he was called up in May.  He finished the first...
Via Batting Leadoff
March 05, 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

Seattle Mariners shopping Nick Franklin for pitching

The Seattle Mariners are prepared to cut ties with promising second baseman Nick Franklin, if the pitching package in return is tantalizing enough. The writing for Franklin was scribbled, loud and clear on the wall, the minute the Mariners locked up perennial All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano earlier in the off-season. Since Cano joined the Mariners, the speculation surrounding...
Via Players View
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A Quick Nick Franklin Primer for Mets Fans

If you only wanted to read one sentence about Nick Franklin, a player who may be available for trade and end up with the Mets, here you go: Nick is a soon to be 23 year old 2B/SS prospect (ranged from top tier in 2012 to still top 100ish this year) who at the very best has a ceiling to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in a season. For those of you who would like more context: Nick...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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