The Seattle Mariners have been spending a lot of money this off-season and started it all off by signing second baseman Robinson Cano to a hefty contract.
Well now that they have Robinson Cano holding it down at second base, what will they do with Nick Franklin? Franklin is their 22 year old infielder who made his debut for the team in May.
Franklin was drafted by the Seattle Mariners 27th overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. After tearing up the Minor Leagues with my beloved Clinton LumberKings (Louie the LumberKing is awesome) and West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.
The 22 year old didn’t let this season go to waste as he hit .225/.303/.382 across the line with 12 home runs and 45 RBI’s while fielding .975.
Now it’s obvious if the right deal comes across Seattle’s radar they’ll end up taking it. No point in keeping Franklin on board after signing someone who you know will be playing the position everyday.
According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Mariners already have multiple teams interested in their young infielder.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 18, 2013
The teams haven’t been revealed yet, but teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets could be involved. He’s a promising young infielder who can provide some offense but needs to lower those errors just a tad.