Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:25 -0700
The New York Mets are focused on an in-season trade to acquire a shortstop that the team can control for many seasons, but "there has been nothing lately" between them and the Seattle Mariners, with a focus on SSs Brad Miller or Nick Franklin, according to one source. The Mets are also monitoring Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius. New York, in the meantime, will see if 2B Wilmer Flores can handle the position.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:38:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley and SS Brad Miller are sitting out of the lineup Tuesday, April 29, against a left-handed pitcher. OF Stefen Romero and SS Willie Bloomquist are replacing them, respectively. Miller is hitting .138 (8-for-58) in his last 16 games and Ackley is 1-for-18 in his last seven games.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:24:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller hit two home runs and had three RBIs Tuesday, April 1.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:18:39 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin played right field for a few innings Tuesday, March 25, and he said he's been working on the outfield for the last three or four days, doing drills with outfield coach Andy Van Slyke. "This is just me trying to be versatile and I'm trying to play the game," Franklin said. "Some way, some how I want to get on the field, whatever it takes." Franklin knows he's lost the shortstop job to SS Brad Miller at this point, although he hasn't officially been told that.
Fantasy Tip: Franklin's versatility could come in handy for the M's early in the season if Corey Hart (forearm) opens on the DL. However, Franklin is unlikely to spend much time out there, and if he's not playing every day, he's not worth much.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:36:00 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon refuses to make a decision on his starting shortstop between SSs Brad Miller and Nick Franklin. "I can't give you that one. By March 31. It could (go right to the end)," McClendon said.
Fantasy Tip: We fully expect Miller to win the starting gig. He's an acceptable MI option if you decide to wait late in mixed-league drafts. Franklin could become valuable if he's dealt, but that's no sure thing.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:00:53 -0800
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik hinted that the loser in the shortstop competition between SSs Nick Franklin and Brad Miller will likely head to Triple-A Tacoma to start the year. "I just think with young players, it would be unfair not to let them have their at-bats, and to play in the field, every single day to have a chance to get better. We'll let these guys battle at shortstop and see what happens," Zduriencik said.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:13:41 -0800
The Seattle Mariners are likely to trade either SS Nick Franklin or SS Brad Miller before opening day, and the New York Mets could be a realistic trade partner, according to industry sources.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:57:41 -0800
Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin and SS Brad Miller are each battling for the starting shortstop job, and manager Lloyd McClendon said the job is wide open.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:19:32 -0800
Seattle Mariners SS Willie Bloomquist, 1B Corey Hart, SS Brad Miller, OF Logan Morrison, INF Stefen Romero and OF Michael Saunders have already arrived at the team's spring training facility in Arizona.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:20:14 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller (hamstring) is back in the lineup Monday, Sept. 23.