What to make of Nick Franklin: A statistical breakdown

Look for Franklin to continue to lead the Mariners in the future.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger gives you everything you need to know about Nick Franklin, his future prospects, and his recent struggles. While he came up from the minors and burst onto the scene with an impressive eye, power, and knack for getting on base, Franklin’s August has been, well, pretty disastrous. Collecting only five hits in the month, his struggles may be indicators he is trying too hard to crush the ball or getting tired from the longer season compared to years past.

Five things to expect from the Tacoma Rainiers in April

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners & Tacoma Rainiers blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect from the AAA farm team of the M’s in 2012. Fans should see Adam Moore, Franklin Gutierrez and Mike Carp in Tacoma on training assignments before being activated off the disabled list. Does Tacoma have the same potential this season as well? It is hard to know exactly what to expect with a fluctuating roster of a AAA team.

Justin Smoak To Play For Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers

Justin Smoak begins rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma

Q weighs in with some Mariners news for Tuesday. Justin Smoak is on the road to recovery, and now he starts in AAA Tacoma. The Rainiers have him on rehab duty before he returns to the big leagues…

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