Yankees G.M. not opposed to Wilson playing in game, Seahawks might be

AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is like an old guy at a fantasy camp, taking batting practice with the Yankees during spring training.

But when Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said he wasn’t opposed to Wilson getting an at-bat in an actual exhibition game, he knows he’s likely getting a call from a Seattle area code soon.

“Pete Carroll hasn’t reached out to me yet but after he sees that I am open to it I might get a call,’’ Cashman said, via George King of the New York Post. “I respect the hell out of Pete Carroll, so I look forward to hearing from him.’’

The plan was mostly for Wilson to come to camp and be Russell Wilson for a few days, smiling and sharing his experience and thoughts on leadership.

The plan was never for him to actually be a baseball player who plays in actual baseball games, so the Seahawks might have some concerns about his level of participation. Or maybe Wilson brought enough nanobubbles for everybody, like a kid whose mom signed up for snack after a little league game.

12 responses to “Yankees G.M. not opposed to Wilson playing in game, Seahawks might be

  1. I see no harm in letting him take a few swings in an exhibition game. For a lot of people (including him, I would imagine) swinging for the Yankees would be a dream come true, and the risk to his football performance/season is all but nil. We should all get a shot to do something cool like that.

  2. Is Wilson taking a roster space from an actual minor league prospect who might benefit from the coaching and exposure? If so, then shame on him AND the Yankees.

  3. Let the baseball players get invited to spring training, earn a spot, learn the game, enhance their careers, whatever. This is such a lame look at me publicity stunt. Who cares is he gets an AB. This is a joke.

  4. Wilson should do well in baseball – he’s mastered the concept of intentional grounding in professional football – he can transfer those cheating skills to baseball with little effort.

  5. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    February 28, 2018 at 9:51 am
    Wilson should do well in baseball – he’s mastered the concept of intentional grounding in professional football – he can transfer those cheating skills to baseball with little effort.
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    Oh you still mad about something.

  6. Seahawks fans saying “that’s fine, no problem”. You’re all lying! An outsider can see everything that is wrong with that.

  7. His best baseball skill is probably the rundown. He is so elusive when he runs that they would have a hard time tagging him if he is caught between bases. However, to be involved in a rundown, he has to get on base first, which is not so easy. Even though he can shrink the strike zone easily by crouching because of his height, a pitcher can just throw the ball down the middle and challenge him to hit it. He can be put in the game as a base runner though if they need a stolen base late in the game.

  8. kemp13 says:
    February 28, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Is Wilson taking a roster space from an actual minor league prospect who might benefit from the coaching and exposure? If so, then shame on him AND the Yankees.
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    Get a better and happier life. Not many people can achieve their dream, and playing for Yankee isn’t that easy. So let the man has his moment, then he can go back what he wanna do best, to be QB of Seahawks – I’m Jets fans btw.

  9. I’ve given this only a little thought. I wish the Mariners were in this mix, but they aren’t. No way Russell is a threat to develop into a two pro sport athlete, especially as he is a franchise QB. Living the off season dream is okay with me. I don’t view his New York Yankee dabbling as anti Seattle Mariners bashing, and certainly as anything against the Seattle Seahawks or Seattle, Washington.

    Movin’ on.

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