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Nick Franklin continues to make right first impressions with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's still much to learn about Nick Franklin. These are the earliest glimpses of him in a Tampa Bay Rays uniform, and the September teases are either indicative of what the utility man will offer in the future or they're something else. He'll always be one of the three players gained in the David Price trade, so there will be intrigue whenever...
Via Fox Sports Florida
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Nick Franklin eager to begin Tampa Bay career

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Adjustment was required, but infielder Nick Franklin is eager to begin his acclimation with the Tampa Bay Rays. ''I'm more than happy to be here,'' he said Monday. ''I'm looking forward to getting to know the guys and getting familiar with our surroundings.'' Franklin, formerly of the Seattle Mariners, became the second...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 15, 2014  |  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

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

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

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

Mariners prospect watch: Zunino signs, Franklin adjusts

Zunino Officially An M’s Prospect Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners Like their pitchers, the Mariner hitting prospects have seen their ups and downs. The most exciting news this month came with the signing of 2012 first rounder Mike Zunino. The catcher from Florida is officially a Seattle Mariners prospect and could be seeing time with the Big...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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