Rangers trade Russell Wilson’s baseball rights to Yankees

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Russell Wilson has been traded, but Seahawks fans need not worry.

The Texas Rangers traded Wilson to the New York Yankees and Wilson, a college baseball player who has previously spent spring training time with the Rangers, will play in spring training with the Yankees this year.

“While football is my passion and my livelihood, baseball remains a huge part of where I came from and who I am today,” Wilson said in a statement. “I’ve learned so much on the baseball field that translates to my game physically and mentally playing quarterback in the NFL. I thank the Rangers and their great fans for making me feel at home and a part of the family! While I embrace the chance to be a New York Yankee, I will forever be grateful to have been a part of a world class organization like the Texas Rangers.”

Wilson has always enjoyed playing baseball in his football offseasons. His desire to spend the spring playing baseball is one of the reasons North Carolina State decided to move on to Mike Glennon as its starting quarterback, resulting in Wilson transferring to Wisconsin.

12 responses to “Rangers trade Russell Wilson’s baseball rights to Yankees

  1. Are you sure about that? I would think it would be him playing BASEBALL in the spring.

    “Wilson has always enjoyed playing baseball in his football offseasons. His desire to spend the spring playing football is one of the reasons North Carolina State decided to move on to Mike Glennon as its starting quarterback, resulting in Wilson transferring to Wisconsin.”

  2. And we Wisconsin fans still thank NC State for making that move. Even though it was one year, that was a hell of a season for the Badgers!
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    That ended in a Rose bowl loss.

  3. @scmems07 says:
    February 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    And we Wisconsin fans still thank NC State for making that move. Even though it was one year, that was a hell of a season for the Badgers!
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    That ended in a Rose bowl loss.

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    Yes, it did and it was a disappointing ending, but an exciting season nonetheless. When you’re used to a ground-and-pound type offense every year with sub-par QBs, having Russell come in and start tossing bombs all over the field like a madman and injecting some much needed energy was exciting. It was way outside of the norm for the kind of game the team typically fields. I still look back on that season and wish they could recreate that offense.

  4. Russell isn’t in college any longer. He’s risking his football career to injury. Seattle should draft a QB. Besides not reading defenses in year 6 he’s slowed quite a bit. Better to tell the truth about it, rather than to be a homer!

  5. bleachface says:
    February 7, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    One more reason not to like the guy.
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    Out of curiousity, why? What else has he done to be so dislikeable? What are the other reasons? By your response, there must be multitudes of examples.

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