They're being seriously cautious discussing progress with their draft picks, but the Seattle Mariners may be on the brink of agreement with high school outfielder Nick Franklin.
Kirby Arnold, the Everett Herald beat writer who not only gets it first he gets it right, found Franklin standing in the Seattle dugout this afternoon with the head of Mariners scouting.
Turns out, the No. 27 overall pick in the June draft is taking a physical tomorrow - as sure a sign as any that the two sides hae all but agreed on a deal.
Read a bit more about the deal in Arnold's blog.
And while we're on the topic, wonder how the Washington Nationals are doing in their efforts to secure top draft pick Stephen Strasburg?
Here's a story on how Strasburg and agent Scott Boras seem intent on pushing this to the Monday deadline.