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    Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

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    Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback
    By Mike Axisa [January 20 at 5:36pm CST]
    Move over Jim Edmonds, you aren't the only former Cardinals' outfielder looking to make a comeback. ESPN's Jayson Stark is reporting that Preston Wilson is looking for an invitation to Spring Training now that the knee troubles that forced him from the game in the first place are behind him.

    Wilson last played in the big leagues back in 2007, when he hit just .219/.265/.313 in 68 plate appearances with St. Louis. He appeared in 48 games last season with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, hitting .302/.344/.474 while missing time with a broken eye socket (hit by a pitch) and a separated shoulder (suffered on a slide).

    The 35-year-old outfielder is a career .264/.329/.468 hitter in the Majors, and was known for his prodigious strikeout totals (1,085 K in 4,436 PA). The Yankees are rumored to be looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder, and if Wilson is only looking for a Spring Training invite, what's the harm?
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Lightning in a bottle? Never was a big fan of his ability to strikeout at an alarming rate but could it hurt? I mean we gave Tuffy Rhodes a shot to get back.. Yes it didn't go very far but I think it's worth a minor league deal just to see if he has the drive to make it back.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Pass. I feel like I could just keep pasting the same response for all of these guys:

    "We have better internal options who are younger."
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Pass. I feel like I could just keep pasting the same response for all of these guys:

    "We have better internal options who are younger."
    So do the Cards but they are giving Edmonds a shot. I don't see what the harm is in a minor league deal. Maybe a move like this isn't for a potential roster spot but a way to push the Heiseys, Franciscos, Dickersons, and Nixs to earn their spot. Wilson will be poised and hungry for a shot to get back and could offer these guys a good bit of compitition. He could flop and be done.. But to just say Pass with no effort at all is just tough to swallow. Am I the only one who sees no harm in this?
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    i am not against giving anyone one more shot as long as they don't take away spring ABs from someone we really want to look at. for example: Francisco might not make the team out of spring training but his 75+ ABs in the spring against major league/AAAA/AAA pitching could show what he needs to work on and how close he actually is. same for several other guys. i don't want these guys riding the pine this spring in favor of someone who has no chance to come back.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    I'm waiting to hear that Ted Williams' head is looking to make a comeback.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    We can't go there... Strikeouts are bad!
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    Strikeouts are bad when they aren't accompanied by walks.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Unless he can pull an Eric Davis, circa 1996, he can stay home.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    I didn't want him in his 'heyday' and I don't want him now.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    So do the Cards but they are giving Edmonds a shot. I don't see what the harm is in a minor league deal. Maybe a move like this isn't for a potential roster spot but a way to push the Heiseys, Franciscos, Dickersons, and Nixs to earn their spot. Wilson will be poised and hungry for a shot to get back and could offer these guys a good bit of compitition. He could flop and be done.. But to just say Pass with no effort at all is just tough to swallow. Am I the only one who sees no harm in this?
    I dunno. I think it is time to give the young guys a shot. I don't see Preston Wilson outperforming any of them. Even in his prime, he wasn't a very good hitter.
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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I dunno. I think it is time to give the young guys a shot. I don't see Preston Wilson outperforming any of them. Even in his prime, he wasn't a very good hitter.
    I agree that the young guys should get a chance but they will get their chance regardless.Wilson might be washed up and if that ends up being the case he wouldn't be around long.Seems like Walt gave a few has beens a second chance last year without it having any negative impact.FWIW I'd be thrilled if anyone in the Reds OF puts up numbers this season like Wilson did in his prime.

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    Re: Preston Wilson Looking To Make A Comeback

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I'm waiting to hear that Ted Williams' head is looking to make a comeback.
    I'd rather take my chances with Ted Williams' head.


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