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Super utility: Uber on Franklin's resume

You're taking Uber to the airport, and the driver looks familiar. Finally, it comes to you: Nick Franklin.
Via Rays.com
8 hours ago

This Uber driver made more than $507,500 last year

You might think a major leaguer wouldn’t need a side hustle. But Tampa Bay Rays infielder Nick Franklin fights boredom during the offseason by shuttling people around Orlando, Fla., as a driver for Uber. Franklin, who earned about $507,500 in 2016 — just above the league minimum — certainly doesn’t need the extra cash (he’s...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Rays utility man Nick Franklin spent his offseason driving for Uber

As a Major League Baseball general manager, I’d be horrified to learn some of the things my players did during the offseason. However, it seems like I’d be glad to hear what Tampa Bay Rays utility infielder Nick Franklin did with his time. Prior to heading home for the offseason, Franklin admitted he’d be making an attempt as an Uber driver. While Franklin didn’t do this...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Nick Franklin worked as Uber driver during offseason

Nick Franklin is hoping to stick with the Tampa Bay Rays as a utility man this season. If he doesn’t make the roster, he knows what he can do for some spare cash.Franklin was at Rays camp on Wednesday, two days ahead of when position players were set to report. He told the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin that he spent a part of his offseason working as an Uber driver. Franklin is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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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