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NICK FRANKLIN RUMORS

Tampa Bay Rays: Hindsight on Forsythe

At second base, Forsythe has a career fielding percentage of .976 Logan Forsythe is doing it all for the Tampa Bay Rays (20-16) this year, and he is doing it from just about every position on the field. His offensive numbers are the highest they have ever been in his five-year career. It became clear that Forsythe was in the team’s future from his first year in Tampa; he played...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 22, 2014  |  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 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
April 17, 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

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

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

Nick Franklin and his 50/50 future

One thing I learned a long time ago was not to make sweeping statements that I cannot back up with facts. Doing so is one reason that Tim McCarver was so often skewered by the Twitter crowd. Facts are much harder to argue about. I have been curious about Nick Franklin ever since Robinson Cano signed his mega-deal and made Franklin moot for the Mariners. That team has been taking...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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