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.

Three M’s in AAA to keep your eye on for fall call-ups

Paxton should be the first prospect to make the jump (Roger Peterson/mlb.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his three players from the Tacoma Rainiers who he thinks will make an appearance for the Mariners before the end of the year. With plenty of young position players already playing for Seattle, Chris has three pitchers getting the call-up, with Danny Hultzen and James Paxton, two of “the big three”, making their debuts later this season.

Football trend is complete in the Trufant family

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies’ blogger Eric Acacio talks about the Trufant brothers and how they have become a trio in the NFL. Desmond is the last Trufant brother to finish his college football career in the state of Washington. Each of them started their football careers at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma and then parted ways as they played football at different colleges. Although their choices in college were different, they all finished with the same result by making football into their career.

Vancouver Canadians swinging for the fences in Summer 2012

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Vancouver Canadians Insider and Media Pass Holder Josh Hall reviews and previews the Vancouver Canadians of summer 2012. The NWL title is back up for grabs as 8 teams across BC, Washington State and Oregon duke it out for the bragging rights. Can Skipper Clayton ManCullough coach this squad to a 2nd straight Freitas Cup?

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.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Marcus Trufant

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Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Seahawks cornerback and veteran from Wilson High School in Tacoma Washington Marcus Trufant. Trufant was a football, basketball, and track star, drafted 11th overall in the 2003 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks, he played in the 2005 Super Bowl XL.

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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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