You may have heard that Seattle is willing to move Nick Franklin as Brad Miller seems to have won the hearts and minds of Seattle fans. If you have not, I’m telling you. Earlier in the offseason I talked about how Franklin could be an ideal fit for the Mets. You can read that post: Here.
Matt Cerrone posited that the Mariners might be looking for Vic Black and that the Mets would be offering Jacob deGrom. Frankly, I would probably trade both in a heartbeat. I love Black, who could be a future closer, and I love deGrom, who could factor into a rotation or higher leverage relief, but I would be more excited about getting a player who could be the future for the Mets at shortstop.
Many people won’t want to trade Black and I get that. Black could be the closer if Parnell doesn’t bounce back from his injury, but I think that closer is a much more easily replaced position. The question is, would Seattle want more for their young shortstop? More importantly, how much is too much to give?
We all know that certain players are off the table:
Would you be willing to offer:
I’m not putting answers in anyone’s mouth. Who is on the table if Nick Franklin is, indeed, on the block? Let’s see what the fans would be willing to give up…