Seattle Mariners Spring Training Lessons Learned

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Mar 20, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman

Nick Franklin

(6) tags first base against the Chicago Cubs at Cubs Park. The Mariners won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Franklin Is Still A Seattle Mariner:

Nick Franklin hasn’t been traded yet. That, for most ardent Mariner fans, is a surprise. He has been rumored since the Cano signing to be on his way because, well, the M’s paid a guy $24o million to play second base.

Matt wrote a killer post about the lack of a Franklin trading. It’s not bad that he’s still here.

His stock can only go up by crushing the ball in Triple-A Tacoma to start the year. And if/when someone gets injured there is a youngster with talent, swagger, and most of all motivation waiting in the wings. If he remains a Mariner into April, it really isn’t such a bad thing.

Nine More Days! That’s it. Thank God because it’s time to see what the 2014 Mariners are made of.