Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:13:04 -0700
Seattle Mariners INF Nick Franklin appears to be one of the Oakland Athletics' top targets in the trade market as they look to add a second baseman.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:18:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin is a name which has come up in trade discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays, and he would be a fit in Tampa as he can do some of the same things 2B-OF Ben Zobrist can do. Franklin is also from nearby Orlando, and might not mind a move closer to home.
Fantasy Tip: Franklin appeared in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham this week, having a nice season with Tacoma. A move to St. Petersburg would be huge for his fantasy value, as he would find himself in the majors with likely a regular role. It might be a good idea for AL-only fantasy owners to stash him away in case of a deal.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:17:03 -0700
The Seattle Mariners recalled SP Erasmo Ramirez Tuesday, June 3, and optioned SS Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:25 -0700
The New York Mets are focused on an in-season trade to acquire a shortstop that the team can control for many seasons, but "there has been nothing lately" between them and the Seattle Mariners, with a focus on SSs Brad Miller or Nick Franklin, according to one source. The Mets are also monitoring Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius. New York, in the meantime, will see if 2B Wilmer Flores can handle the position.
Tue, 20 May 2014 13:40:02 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said OF Corey Hart (hamstring) will miss four to six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: They may mix in uninspiring AL-only types Willie Bloomquist, Cole Gillespie, Stefen Romero, but without making any moves for a player outside the roster, Seattle will likely just trust the intriguing Nick Franklin with extra AB. If things get hairy, maybe they'll consider ex-M Kendrys Morales....
Tue, 20 May 2014 11:14:27 -0700
The Seattle Mariners placed OF Corey Hart (hamstring) on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring Tuesday, May 20, and recalled 2B Nick Franklin in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Hart's hamstring strain is a Grade 2 strain, which is the medium level of severity. Given Hart's extensive injury history, it'd be wise to assume that he'll probably take longer than 15 days to recover from this ailment. Franklin has been playing more outfield down on the farm, so he's a realistic candidate to see more work out there in his second stint in the bigs this year. Target him in AL-only leagues. Franklin could also fill in for the struggling Brad Miller at shortstop more often.
Sun, 18 May 2014 17:20:46 -0700
The Seattle Mariners could consider recalling SS Nick Franklin or DH Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma if they have to place DH Corey Hart (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:40:05 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said SS Nick Franklin is likely to be used at many different positions at Triple-A Tacoma. Last time in the minors he played only shortstop and second base.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Franklin to play plenty of outfield, especially right field, to give the M's more options if they call him up again.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:07:25 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned SS Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, April 23.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:46 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin is receiving his first career start in right field Wednesday, April 23. "I'm trying to get a spark," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's a bat. Hopefully, he'll go out and get three or four hits today, score a couple and knock in three…and become a (heck) of a right fielder."