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NICK FRANKLIN RUMORS

Athletics Rumors: Mariners' Nick Franklin a 'top target' for Oakland

The Oakland Athletics are now only two games over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West and they could be exploring options for second base ahead of the trade deadline. Current second baseman Eric Sogard has been injured and played in his first game since July 12 on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. However, his roster spot remains in limbo as the A's begin looking elsewhere...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Back To Square 1 For The Mariners At Shortstop

Struggling SS Equals Understatement How in the world did the Seattle Mariners wind up with this problem?  If you had asked me after spring training what the position to worry about on the Seattle Mariners roster I’m pretty sure I would not have said shortstop. Who would have? Less we forget that the M’s had an open competition at shortstop this spring between Nick Franklin...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 24, 2014  |  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
April 16, 2014  |  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
April 15, 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

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

What to make of Nick Franklin: A statistical breakdown

Young Star Nick Franklin is 22-years-old and has been on the top-100 prospect list since he was 19, rifling through the Mariners‘ farm system. Franklin has never spent an entire year with one team as a professional, because he was constantly getting called upon for new responsibilities at higher levels. Let’s keep that in mind as we pick apart what has been a disastrous month...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 19, 2013  |  1 Comment
BULKING UP

Mariners player had 6,500-calorie diet?

Mariners prospect Nick Franklin showed up at spring training nearly 35 pounds heavier than he weighed at the end of last season. He credits a daily intake of 6,500 calories.

Via Bush League Chronicle
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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