New York Yankees newest prospect Russell Wilson tells us that he’ll be ready when he shows up to Spring Training on Monday.
Dange Russ is now coming for those baseball people.
In a selfie-type video posted on his official Instagram account, Russell Wilson told the world what to expect when he arrives at New York Yankees camp this coming Monday.
He recorded himself in New York City while wearing his New York Yankees cap. More interesting is the fact he mentioned both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, challenging one to a Home Run Derby and the other with the simple phrase of, “I’m coming for you too.”
Wilson is no stranger to winning—having won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL—so blurting out the phrase of, “Let’s win a World Series” won’t ever be questioned in the coming days and weeks. This is especially the case considering this Yankees team looks loaded on paper.
Wilson, 29, was traded to the Yankees by the Texas Rangers for future considerations back on Feb. 7 of this year. Brian Cashman immediately backed the move with a feel of “genuine excitement,” per USA Today Sports.
“After talking to a number of our players, there is a genuine excitement in having Russell join us for a short time in camp,” GM Brian Cashman said in a statement. “We are all looking forward to gaining insight into how he leads teammates toward a common goal, prepares on a daily basis for the rigors of his sport, and navigates the successes and failures of a season.”
Until he actually proves anything on the baseball diamond, Russell Wilson is the Yankees version of Tim Tebow to the New York Mets.
Once the season starts, he’ll be assigned to Double-A Trenton.