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Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby mykc14 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:13 pm

The Texas Rangers have traded Russell Wilson to the New York Yankee's for some reason...
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby RiverDog » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Click bait.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby c_hawkbob » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:23 pm

New it had to be baseball when I saw the title ...
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby mykc14 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:27 pm

RiverDog wrote:Click bait.


Click bait??? No way, what about that title makes you think click bait (yes, of course it was click bait)...
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby RiverDog » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 pm

c_hawkbob wrote:New it had to be baseball when I saw the title ...


Especially since it said just "New York". Since there are two NFL teams in or about New York, no one ever refers to them by their surname.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby Largent80 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:04 am

Dumb assed Texas Conservatives.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby Uppercut » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:29 pm

Wilson keeping the baseball option open in case the OL remains a turnstile.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby RiverDog » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:17 pm

Uppercut wrote:Wilson keeping the baseball option open in case the OL remains a turnstile.


Russell doesn't have a baseball option. He hit poorly in the minors years ago. This is just a cheap PR gimmick.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby I-5 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:15 pm

Being a poor hitter didn't stop Jordan from giving baseball a shot. I'm not saying Wilson is going to give up football to play pro baseball, but I absolutely think he would love to play both sports if he could. That's the athlete mentality. Having said that, I think winning another SB is at the top of his list.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby trents » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:42 pm

I think there's something to this but I just don't know what. Wilson's continuing flirtation with pro baseball concerns me as a Seahawks fan. It would certainly be easier on his body.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby mykc14 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:53 pm

trents wrote:I think there's something to this but I just don't know what. Wilson's continuing flirtation with pro baseball concerns me as a Seahawks fan. It would certainly be easier on his body.


It doesn’t concern me too much... he’s going to be making $30 plus million/year in a few years to play football. Playing baseball he might make 200k... he’s not good enough to play MLB baseball. If he ever made it to the majors he is a minimum salary player. He would have to play baseball until he’s 80 to make what he would make in 1 year playing football
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby obiken » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:16 pm

Russell doesn't have a baseball option. He hit poorly in the minors years ago. This is just a cheap PR gimmick.


Spot on Riv, as always! How's the knee??
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby trents » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Yeah, if more money is the driver but it may not be. He's already filthy rich. What will more millions do for him? You can only spend so much. Why not do something you enjoy?
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby RiverDog » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:35 am

I-5 wrote:Being a poor hitter didn't stop Jordan from giving baseball a shot. I'm not saying Wilson is going to give up football to play pro baseball, but I absolutely think he would love to play both sports if he could. That's the athlete mentality. Having said that, I think winning another SB is at the top of his list.


Great example. With his baseball background, Michael Jordan wouldn't have been given a shot at baseball if his name was Joe Jones. Same goes for Russell. Jordan also wanted to play on the PGA tour.

There's only been a couple of players in my memory that had viable dual major league sports careers in the past 40 years or so: Danny Ainge, Bo Jackson, and Dion Sanders. John Elway used a possible baseball career as a bargaining chip when he first came out of college. Prior to that, it used to be a little more common, but not a lot.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby NorthHawk » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:56 am

I have no idea why the Yankees would trade for the rights to Wilson, but I think Wilson is just scratching an itch.
He's always loved Baseball and wanted to be a Yankee since he was a kid, so it's something crossed off on his bucket list. Again, I don't know what the Yankees get out of it.
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Re: Russell Wilson Traded to New York!!!

Postby RiverDog » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:54 pm

NorthHawk wrote:I have no idea why the Yankees would trade for the rights to Wilson, but I think Wilson is just scratching an itch.
He's always loved Baseball and wanted to be a Yankee since he was a kid, so it's something crossed off on his bucket list. Again, I don't know what the Yankees get out of it.


It's the slowest time of the year for sports. Football is done and free agency doesn't start for another couple of weeks, nor does baseball's spring training. March Madness doesn't begin until...uh, March, and the NBA is miles away from the playoffs. This gets the Yankees a headline. Maybe someone will buy a couple of advance $15 seats at a spring training game in the hopes of seeing Russell turn a double play in pinstripes.
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