Every winter, Major League Baseball teams engage in what's called the Rule 5 Draft, where they poach minor leaguers from their fellow competitors. It's complicated, and typically doesn't make much of a splash, which why it was especially confusing to read this morning that the Texas Rangers had selected Russell Wilson, a Rockies second baseman better known for his work as a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.
Is Wilson, a former fourth-round pick , plotting a comeback? Are the Rangers looking for a cheap marketing score? Is everyone just really, really bored?
None of the above, says Rangers beat writer Evan Grant:More »