The signing of Robinson Cano has left the Seattle Mariners second basemen Nick Franklin competing for the starting shortstop position with incumbent Brad Miller. There are some baseball writers out there who see Franklin as a surplus, and the M’s currently are in need of depth in the starting rotation; this combination of factors has led some baseball writers to speculate that Franklin’s time in Seattle is coming to a close.
One of the clubs that is rumored to be interested in trading for Franklin is the New York Mets. The Mets currently have Ruben Tejeda penciled in as the team’s starting SS heading into the 2014 season; and apparently the team isn’t two enamored with the 24-year old. In fact, these rumors have the team as willing to trade 23-year old SP prospect Rafael Montero.
While Montero is an intriguing prospect, the Mariners are in need of a starting pitcher who can contribute immediately — during the 2014 season — and not be a steaming pile of dog manure. Continue Reading->http://funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf” quality=”high” flashVars=”page=5ppcb0&template=4″ wmode=”transparent” width=”258″ height=”338″]