According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Mariners’ signing of Robinson Cano left Nick Franklin jobless. The Rays like Franklin, Passan reports. Therefore, if the Mariners agree to include Taijuan Walker in a deal with Franklin, a David Price deal could move quickly.
Remember: Cano signing leaves Nick Franklin jobless. Rays like Franklin. If M's agree to include Taijuan Walker, Price deal could move fast.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 6, 2013