It may not seem like it after a 92-loss season that was preceded by similar sentiments, but if all goes well this team can at least make a run at a wild card.
Of course, the Mets have a history of things not going well, especially on the injury front. It’s why 2017 went from hopeful to tragic in the blink of an eye. It’s why sticking with the rotation they have now, one filled with talented but often-hurt pitchers, would be a disappointing waste to what has otherwise been a quietly successful offseason.
Kyle Fuller, CB 2017 team: Chicago Bears | Age: 26 The Bears declined Fuller’s fifth-year option for 2018 based on his 2016 knee injury, but on Tuesday they decided to use the transition tag to maintain some control over his movement.
The Bears can match any offer he might receive.
The tag itself is worth $12.97 million.
Wilson, who is expected to appear at the team’s Grapefruit League camp in Tampa later this month, took to Twitter to share the news and thank the Rangers for giving him the opportunity to play.
“I want to personally thank the Texas Rangers and (GM) Jon Daniels for drafting me and giving me the chance to experience professional baseball again,” Wilson said in a statement. “Growing up taking grounders, hitting BP, and throwing deep post routes in football early in the mornings at 6 am with my dad and brother is where my love of sports came from and those memories stick with me every morning I wake up. During my two springs with the Rangers, I was reminded just how much I love the game.
“While football is my passion and my livelihood, baseball remains a huge part of where I came from and who I am today. 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 be a part of a world class organization like the Texas Rangers.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman described the move as a “unique opportunity for us to learn from an extraordinary athlete.”