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NFT: Yanks aquire Russell Wilson from Rangers

T-Bone : 2/7/2018 2:10 pm
Just got an alert about it on my phone. It also says, though, that the Seahawks QB has no interest in becoming 2 sport athlete.

Just curious why the Yanks would make this move unless they think they have a chance at Wilson playing for them? Figured I'd ask some of you guys are who are more into baseball than I am.
I don't  
PaulN : 2/7/2018 2:14 pm : link
Get this at all, if this is purely a PR move, which it must be, then give me a fucking break already.
Well we could use a pitcher or utility infielder.  
bceagle05 : 2/7/2018 2:15 pm : link
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Smells of Randy Levine  
DennyInDenville : 2/7/2018 2:15 pm : link
Makes no sense
Take that  
Joey in VA : 2/7/2018 2:15 pm : link
Tim Tebow!
Well  
Matt in SGS : 2/7/2018 2:19 pm : link
the Yankees had Dave Winfield, who was drafted in 3 sports. They had John Elway, Deion Sanders, and Drew Henson. So why not, let's do this thing.
RE: I don't  
Keith : 2/7/2018 2:20 pm : link
In comment 13825456 PaulN said:
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Get this at all, if this is purely a PR move, which it must be, then give me a fucking break already.


I'm not sure why anyone would be bothered by this. Can someone explain?
PR?  
old man : 2/7/2018 2:21 pm : link
Another year or 2 of a lousy OL there, a few hits or concussions, and maybe baseball starts looking good.
Isn't he a 2nd baseman or OF?
Maybe an SB specialist?
RE: RE: I don't  
Mad Mike : 2/7/2018 2:21 pm : link
In comment 13825476 Keith said:
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I'm not sure why anyone would be bothered by this. Can someone explain?

Some are easily bothered.
For the record...  
T-Bone : 2/7/2018 2:29 pm : link
I'm not 'bothered' by at it at all. When I saw the alert I had to read it twice because I didn't understand why the Yanks would make such a move if Wilson doesn't plan on playing as I'm assuming they had to give up something for him.
it's "future considerations"  
Greg from LI : 2/7/2018 2:34 pm : link
Which will probably be a non-prospect A ball outfielder or something. The article said Wilson has made appearances, giving talks to young players, at Rangers training camp a few times, so presumably that's what the Yankees are planning on doing.
They give up nothing  
Matt M. : 2/7/2018 2:37 pm : link
for a guy that will serve a PR role and maybe some motivational appearances in the minors and spring training. This is a problem why?
Oh... so they didn't have to give up anything?  
T-Bone : 2/7/2018 2:42 pm : link
I didn't know that. Was unable to actually read the article that alert was linked to.
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Ryan in Albany : 2/7/2018 2:48 pm : link
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Cashman on Russell Wilson: "We've admired Russell's career from afar for quite some time. This is a unique opportunity for us to learn from an extraordinary athlete who has reached the pinnacle of his profession."
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Ryan in Albany : 2/7/2018 2:48 pm : link
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In the #Yankees release on Russell Wilson, it mentions he will be assigned to the Double-A Trenton roster.
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Ryan in Albany : 2/7/2018 2:51 pm : link
I think itís cool myself 😎
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Ryan in Albany : 2/7/2018 2:52 pm : link
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More Cashman on Wilson:ďAfter talking to a # of our players, there is a genuine excitement...We are all looking forward to gaining insight into how he leads teammates toward a common goal, prepares...for the rigors of his sport & navigates the successes & failures of a season"
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NewFakeDannyHeep : 2/7/2018 2:54 pm : link
In comment 13825530 Ryan in Albany said:
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Josh Norris


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In the #Yankees release on Russell Wilson, it mentions he will be assigned to the Double-A Trenton roster.


It's clear to me now that he just likes Taylor Ham/Pork Rolls.
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GiantGolfer : 2/7/2018 3:11 pm : link
In comment 13825530 Ryan in Albany said:
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Josh Norris


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In the #Yankees release on Russell Wilson, it mentions he will be assigned to the Double-A Trenton roster.


Nice!!
What?? We traded for Russell Wilson!!!!!  
Keith : 2/7/2018 3:14 pm : link
more on Wilson...  
Mike in St. Louis : 2/7/2018 3:15 pm : link
"Wilson played his college baseball at NC State and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round in 2010. In 2013, he was dealt to the Rangers and went to spring training in 2014 and 2015. He has always dreamed of playing for the Yankees, Wilson says, and plans to attend spring training with the Bronx Bombers this year. Wilson still has no plans to be a dual-sport athlete."

Cashman has Wilson on his fantasy team...
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Cool story bro moment of the day  
Greg from LI : 2/7/2018 3:16 pm : link
Russell Wilson and I played for the same Little League....about a decade apart though.
"Has no plans to be a two sport athlete"  
NoGainDayne : 2/7/2018 3:21 pm : link
Hey, if i'm him I test the waters if he shows he can be a good baseball player and has a few more injuries in football, why not "retire" to baseball at 32 or 33 compete at the pro level and do less harm to your body
Besides the PR  
JohnF : 2/7/2018 3:36 pm : link
The Yanks might be thinking about grooming Wilson as a manager after his football career is over. The trend now is getting someone who can work with Sabermetrics to run the team, and we know that Wilson has leadership skills, and a ring in his profession.
Best QB in New York  
Bogey : 2/7/2018 3:57 pm : link


(hides)
RE: Besides the PR  
rich in DC : 2/7/2018 4:09 pm : link
In comment 13825655 JohnF said:
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The Yanks might be thinking about grooming Wilson as a manager after his football career is over. The trend now is getting someone who can work with Sabermetrics to run the team, and we know that Wilson has leadership skills, and a ring in his profession.


I think this fits more into the Yanks trying to improve their player training on leadership, winning and traits for success. They have run a "Captains Camp" for some of their high end prospects where they emphasized on and off-field leadership and behavior.

I think this is an extension of that. I think the Yanks want to expose their young prospects to winners from all walks of life and show them traits, mindsets and mannerisms of people who succeed so they players can emulate that. It should help prepare those players for the pressure cauldron that is New York and overcome adversity.

After saying all of that, it should come as no surprise that Judge was one of their attendees at Captians Camp in the past.
Hey T-Bone!!!!  
BCD : 2/7/2018 5:34 pm : link
good to hear from you....OBTW my boxing team is doing fine so far this year....will update the next big fight. (BCD) boxing coach don....ps man I miss Hope, she was amazing.
Smart move  
arniefez : 2/7/2018 5:49 pm : link
in a lot of ways. Quality person who has been on the big stage and can share some wisdom about being a professional. Takes some spotlight way from new and guys. Breaks up some of the boredom of the loooooong ST. No down side at all.
should have said new and young guys  
arniefez : 2/7/2018 5:50 pm : link
not new and guys
RE: Hey T-Bone!!!!  
T-Bone : 2/7/2018 6:08 pm : link
In comment 13825803 BCD said:
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good to hear from you....OBTW my boxing team is doing fine so far this year....will update the next big fight. (BCD) boxing coach don....ps man I miss Hope, she was amazing.


Whatís up Coach! Doing well... just trying to stay awake with kid #2 happy to start crying from 10 pm to 2 am! LOL! Good to see you doing well sir. Funny, I saw a post from you on a different thread and thought to myself how it was good to see you posting... and here you are saying hi to me.

And yes... I still miss Hope tremendously. She was a very special woman.
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