The Mets and Mariners have not had substantive talks regarding SS Nick Franklin since December’s Winter Meetings (NY Post, Mar. 15).
The Mets have been scouting Franklin most of the spring, while also monitoring competition between D-Backs SS Didi Gregoriusand Chris Owings, multiple sources told columnist John Harper (Daily News, Mar. 12).
The Orioles and Rays are also interested in Franklin, sources told Jon Heyman, who says, “The likelihood of a trade somewhere seems strong at this point (CBS Sports, Mar. 13).”