Friday, December 20, 2013

Yankees Interested In Nick Franklin?

When Robinson Cano left the Yankees he left New York with a glaring hole at second base. When Cano signed with the Mariners he all but ended the tenure of Nick Franklin in Seattle as he has been blocked for the next ten seasons at second base. Obviously that makes Franklin available but should the Yankees be interested?

Franklin is only 22 years old who hit .225/.303/.382 with 12 home runs in 412 plate appearances for the Mariners in 2013. Franklin owns a career minor league stat line of .287/.360/.459 with 46 home runs and 63 steals in 81 chances in 1756 minor league plate appearances. Franklin also has some experience at shortstop, although not considered to be a wizard defensively there, and would likely be a great option for us at second base for the next few years.

Lots of team control, versatility playing both middle infield positions, can somewhat handle the bat in the majors, and its the Seattle Mariners. They would be luck to not give him away. I think we make the trade.

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