NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott talks about the rumors of a Nick Franklin deal, and where he may end up, and for whom. With the signing of Robinson Cano this past off season, either Nick Franklin, or Brad Miller are expendable. For the right price that is. The Mariners are in need of some starting pitching depth, and will most likely move Franklin for a starting pitcher, we would hope. So far these are only rumors, but something could happen in the up coming days.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford weighs in with another M’s article on the 2012 AL Cy Young chances for the M’s ace King Felix Hernandez. He says the stiffest competition is coming from Jared Weaver, Chris Sale, Justin Verlander and C.C. Sabathia. IN his last 11 starts, 2 months and 82.1 innings since that dreadful Tuesday night, Felix has a record of 6-0 with a 1.72 ERA.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on the Tampa Bay Rays, and got swept, and then won their series versus the pathetic group of ballplayers that are the Minnesota Twins. This week the rotation tossed 45.2 IP with Felix Hernandez and Hector Noesi starting twice. Felix pitched a 1 hitter thru 8 on Saturday.