Tim Tebow Watch Watch: In which our hero searches for consistency


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  1. Danny says:

    Mickey Jannis had another good outing last night, no earned runs and five strikeouts in 6 innings.

    His last 10 starts Jannis is 5-4 with a 2.62 ERA. His strikeout to walk ratio is pretty decent at 3:1.

  2. Danny says:

    David Wright looking good. I hope he got his grill back from his neighbor Tim Tebow.


  3. Danny says:

    The Rumble Ponies are having Fan Appreciation Weekend and they’re giving away a Tim Tebow game worn jersey.


  4. Danny says:

    Here’s an interesting scenario. Contributor to MetsMinors.net Mark Mancuso speculates the Mets might rush Tebow back and call him up in September.


    It’s been six weeks since Tebow had his surgery.

    • David says:

      I bet Tebow would come back and play anywhere if they let him. The season ends with a 4 game series against Portland with the final game on Sep. 3rd. By now, Tim is probably swinging a bat.

    • ck says:

      Agree anything is possible w/Tebow! Thanks for the info./updates Danny & David.

    • Sage says:

      That’s surprising.

      I haven’t paid attention. Is Tim not doing college football / television work this season?

      • Danny says:

        Tim’s contract doesn’t obligate him to broadcast the games if he’s on a major league roster. It’s a very common arrangement for current athlete/broadcasters in their contracts.

        If he’s not going to play with the Mets this season, he will be broadcasting.

        If he’s playing in the Arizona Fall League this fall, he will probably be excused to do the broadcasts.

  5. David says:

    Tim Tebow is excited about college football.

    • Danny says:

      Info from the Mets game notes:

      HIT MACHINE: Jeff McNeil has hit safely in each of his last 14 starts (23-58, .397 – including last night)…He is batting 443 (33-96) this month, eighth in the NL (min. 90 PA) and has a .376 OBP in August…His .330 (36-107) batting average since his debut on July 24 is the 12th-best in the NL (min. 100 PA).

      DAVID WRIGHT: went 1-4 with a single and run scored last night for Las Vegas (AAA) vs. Tacoma…He played 9.0 innings at third base…Wright Is hitting .194 (7-36) with one double, two RBI and two walks in 11 minor league rehabilitation games combined between St. Lucie (A) and Las Vegas..

      Jacob DeGrom sounds like a Cy Young winner to me:

      HISTORIC STREAKS: Jacob deGrom has held opponents to three runs or less in 24 straight starts (including last night), tied for the longest single-season streak in the majors since 1913… Dwight Gooden also had a 24-start stretch in 1985…DeGrom has now hurled 19 straight quality starts, the longest active streak in the majors…DeGrom’s streak is also tied for the longest single-season streak in team history…Tom Seaver also had 19 straight quality starts in 1973

      • ck says:

        Appreciate the background info. on all the up and coming “MAJOR LEAGUERS”! All they need is Tebow to make it complete on the roster and maybe a trip to “The World Series” at that! (Think you stated it first-;D)

    • ck says:

      “Tim Tebow’s Promise Comes True” on You Tube…Excellent link! Thanks, Danny, and can’t wait to see the game this Sat. as well as SEC w/Tebow–GO GATORS!!!

  6. Danny says:

    Recent pic of Tebow, doesn’t show his injured hand.


  7. Danny says:

    Arizona Fall League rosters out. Alonso yes, Tebow no.


      • ck says:

        It’s “like it never really happened” and what a quick recovery too! Thanks for the link, David. Think he will be called up? Hope so…

    • Sage says:

      The lady next to Tim is looking alright, too.

      Thanks for scouting, Guys.

      • ck says:

        What was funny in the comments section was this: “Why’d you have to get a gf?”
        Aloha, Sage! Bet you’re enjoying a long three-day weekend like the rest of us!;D Went to a “Luau” Sat. w/hula dancers on the beach+poolside buffet that included a whole slow roasted pig and actually had a nice time–highly recommend for end of summer!!!

        • Sage says:

          Yep, ck, September is pretty glorious in Colorado. Nice to relax on Labor Day. Hopefully you guys in Florida are storm-free.

          • ck says:

            Sounds nice…not looking forward to the height of “hurricane season”!;(
            Hopefully, we get spared all the drama from last year–whew! Talk about answered prayers… 🙂

    • ck says:

      Doesn’t look like he has anything wrong at all…thanks for the link, Danny.
      Saw this on SEC Sport: “Tebow Loves The Positive Approach By Mullen”. The Gators had a huge win on Sat. 53-6 (Charleston Southern). Also, Kyle Trask looks like Tebow at QB position and ran in a TOUCHDOWN! GO GATORS!

      • David says:

        Wow! That sounds like the old days with Spurrier or Meyer. Thanks for the update, ck.

        • ck says:

          Hi David! Looks like Feleipe Franks won the QB position, but Flask should have been chosen instead (Mullen was w/Tebow in 2008 as OFC) and believe he will eventually pick this guy Flask b/c he reminds him of Tebow running the football.
          That would be a BIG WIN! This is the only football I watch due to Tebow having played there and daughter graduated from UF. And, so far, they haven’t taken a knee in college sports w/o consequences-TG! (Think I heard there were cheerleaders who were doing so and quickly replaced at some school…)
          Anyone know what the numbers for season ticket holders are this year for NFL? LA

  8. ck says:

    A great Labor Day to all!;D

    • David says:

      The Ponies are tied 5-5 in the 8th inning of their final game against the Portland Seadogs. Only 3 players on today’s roster started and finished the season. Kevin Taylor and his wife are welcoming a baby boy named Cooper to the family, so he missed the last 2 games.
      They went into extra innings tied at 5-5.

  9. Danny says:

    Jacob DeGrom continues to dazzle, lots of buzz about him vying for this year;’s Cy Young.

    Peter Alonso hit the final home run at Cashman Stadium, home of the 51’s. It was a walk off homer.

  10. Danny says:

    Will Tebow get called up on September 6, the first day of the NFL season?

    It certainly would be maximum impact if MLB wanted to stick a hot poker in the NFL’s eye.

    • ck says:

      Now, that would be justice served imho. Did you see what’s going on w/Nike? Lost “BILLIONS” due to signing the anti-patriot so and so…GRRRR!

  11. Danny says:

    The Mets have not been very busy with the September callups. Only three so far:

    9/3/18 New York Mets recalled RHP Drew Gagnon from Las Vegas 51s.
    9/3/18 New York Mets recalled SS Jack Reinheimer from Las Vegas 51s.
    9/3/18 New York Mets recalled 1B Dominic Smith from Las Vegas 51s.

    Not really September callups (but notable):

    8/24/18 New York Mets recalled C Tomas Nido from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
    8/17/18 New York Mets selected the contract of LHP Daniel Zamora from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

    No outfielders called up. An observation I saw today sort of dovetailed into what I thought, is that the only reason OF Austin Jackson got signed a few weeks ago is because Tebow got hurt.

    • ck says:

      Yea, that was their “inaugural” season in 1992…lots of fans this year due to Tebow even if they don’t acknowledge 100%!;D Thanks, Danny.

  12. Danny says:

    From Anthony DiComo


    “According to those in charge of such matters, the primary reason why the Mets did not make Peter Alonso — their second-ranked prospect, who mashed 36 homers in the Minors this season — a September callup is because they could not find enough playing time for him down the stretch of a lost season. The Mets consider their first-base reps too precious as they try to determine if Jay Bruce, among others, is fit to play there next year.”

    • ck says:

      He has a three-year contract for $39 million and has 11 years in w/lots of injuries it seems…too bad for Alonso b/c he has more experience playing 1st base than J. Bruce. Thanks, again, for the updates, Danny.

    • David says:

      They probably should move Bruce back to the outfield and get Alonso in the batting lineup. Alonso’s bat will win games for them next year.

  13. Danny says:

    No callups today, forgot to mention two on 9/1

    9/1/18 New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Eric Hanhold from Las Vegas 51s.

    9/1/18 New York Mets recalled RHP Tim Peterson from Las Vegas 51s.

  14. ck says:

    Nike is in some kind of trouble now…losing billions promoting “Craper”!;(

  15. Danny says:

    The Rumble Ponies year in review – Tim Tebow and Jeff McNeil


  16. Danny says:

    The NFL played yesterday?

    NFL Ratings Crash in Season Opener, Total Audience Numbers Lowest Since 2009


    These numbers went back before Tebow was in the league. It’s blown away all the Tebowmania goodwill and then some.

    The NFL killed the Golden Goose.

    • Sage says:

      Oddly, I’m hearing that league revenues are up. Such is the way in the 21st century. Consequences can be slow in coming. Today’s reckless leaders are insulated by generations of post-WWII good will.

      Yet there will probably be some interesting consequences when new rounds of negotiations take place.

      • ck says:

        Looking forward to cutting the cable cord one day soon! Right, Sage, about the congress passing favorable tax breaks after WWII.

    • ck says:

      You would think that they might be getting the message at least! Liked the comments and here are a few good ones: “…DON’T INSULT THE CUSTOMERS!” “Watching the paint dry is more agreeable than watching haters insult my country.” “It’s so convenient hunting season(s) just started and that is so much more fun than watching a bunch of overpaid babies whine about make-believe injustices.” “Thanks knee-bros for giving me back my weekends!”
      Great news, Danny!

  17. Danny says:

    Now we know what’s happening with Tim’s injury..current update:


    “COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow is anxious to return to full baseball workouts once he completes rehab on a broken bone in his right hand that cut short an All-Star season.

    Tebow, 31, played his second season in the New York Mets organization. He batted .273 and had six homers and 36 RBIs with Binghamton in the Class Double A Eastern League before his injury in mid-July. Tebow played in the league’s All-Star Game.

    Tebow, a college football analyst with the SEC TV Network, was disappointed with the injury but is hopeful his continued improvement will land him in the major leagues.”

    • ck says:

      Not a minute too soon and happy to hear the great news about Tebow…tks., Danny.
      The Gators lost to KY on Sat. (27-16) and Tebow was there to give the QB F. Franks a locker room talk about ignoring distractions before the game. Too bad they didn’t call up Trask as dual QB. SMH

  18. Danny says:

    The NFL picks up right where it left off…

    Empty Seats Plague NFL Stadiums in Week One of Season


  19. ck says:

    Not looking good for the East Coast w/Cat 4! They said when it hits the Gulf Stream 50 miles out from coast, it will really ignite due to favorable temps. So far, FL. is not in the line-up-TYG!

  20. ck says:

    Have been watching the news about The Cat 4…not looking too good and know that feeling due to being in FL.:( (God performed a miracle that time due to all the prayers against Irma which was another Cat 4!)

  21. Danny says:

    A bit gossipy I suppose, but Tim and his lady friend are getting serious…


    Hopefully the ladies here at TZ have fully vetted her and approve her for Tim LOL.

  22. ck says:

    Another Cat 4 update: Def. not looking good!;(

  23. ck says:

    Have family in Virginia and bet they’re sighing a sense of relief on this one! 🙂
    (Think Pat Robertson prayed it away from that state…) At least it’s not a Cat 3 at this point.

  24. ck says:

    Cat 1 now at least…God bless all the rescuers that are helping those who stayed and now find themselves in an overwhelming situation. Def. won’t forget the experience…we stayed for a Cat 2 (Frances) and Cat 3 (Jean) in 2004–not something you want to go through again and luckily our house stayed intact!
    Lots of praying…

    On a happy note, Tebow has a new book out.;D

  25. Danny says:

    The Mets are going to activate David Wright for the last weekend of September. After that the Mets are placing him on a medically unable to play list – effectively David Wright will be retired from baseball.


    Nice move by the Mets to give the fans a way to show their appreciation for him.

    • ck says:

      Thanks for the link, Danny. And was curious about why at 35 he was going to retire…found out that he has been battling all kinds of injuries from stress fractures in his back, herniated disc surgery for his neck, shoulder injuries and spinal stenosis+. Not to mention he suffered a concussion when a baseball traveling 93 mph. hit him in the head. The Mets are the only team he has played for since being selected in 2001 and made the MLB Team in just three years (2004). Started at the St. Lucie Mets, Double A Binghamton, Triple A Norfolk Tides and then CF. Offered an extension on a 7 yr. contract for $138 million; although, the “Mets Policy” is to not offer large contracts to players over 30, but Alderson made an exception due to his “Leadership/Role Model” qualities. If he held out for “Free Agency” could have had $200 million, but Alderson convinced him to stay w/Mets. Beat Mike Piazza’s record for 72 RBI’s in 2000 w/74 RBI’s in 2006. (Not to mention HRs.)
      Married in 2013 at 31 years old and has two daughters. Nicknamed: “Captain America” and selected Captain of the Mets. Amazing person and reminds me of Tebow.;D

  26. Danny says:

    The Binghamton Rumble Ponies drew lots of fans, featured some exciting prospects in 2018


    Brief (but positive mention) of Tim Tebow.

    “Tim Tebow was promoted to Double-A to begin the season. Almost 5,240 brave souls braved the 35-degree temperature on Opening Day, an increase from 4,680 on Opening Day 2017. Tebow, to his credit, did not embarrass himself during his time in his 84 games in the Eastern League. He hit .273/.336/.399 before having his season end prematurely after breaking his right hamate bone on July 19.

    Though no one man is a team, the Rumble Ponies seemed to fade shortly after their Heisman-Trophy-winner-turned-outfielder/DH broke his hamate. The team was nearly .500, at 46-50 before Tebow hurt himself. They went 3-9 to finish the month, and then posted a 14-15 record in August to end the year well below .500.”

    Also mentions Jeff McNeil and Peter Alonso as top hitters, Mickey Jannis as the top pitcher followed by Nabil Crismatt.

    I would venture to say if they awarded a “Most Improved Player” for the Ponies, it would be Tim Tebow.

    • David says:

      His improvement was amazing. Tebow went from hitting .226 in April to .340 in July which was a steady improvement of 40 points per month. I’m looking for an early call-up next year along with 1B Alonso. SS Levi Michael ended the season with a .305 avg. The Ponies could fill the infield with 2B McNeil already there.
      Guillorme and Reyes are on 3rd base hitting .209 and .196. It’s time for an upgrade there as well.
      Sometimes, you have your best players on the bench which we witnessed in Denver and NY with Tebow.
      RF Jay Bruce and McNeil hit homers in the last game. McNeil is hitting .337 after 49 games.
      Wake up, Mets.

      • David says:

        It’s David Wright that the Mets are missing at 3B.

      • Danny says:

        It’s interesting that lots of people trash the Mets farm system, but look at the interesting correlation of players playing with Tebow and the elevation of their play.

        Tebow shows them the mental side of the game, which is invaluable in professional athletes. McNeil made that transition to the bigs pretty well and I attribute some of that to playing with Tebow and how he handles all the attention. I’m sure it played a significant part in how we’ll he’s done.

        The Mets seem to like Tomas Nido a lot too.

        My call is that Tebow, Alonso, and Michael will get non-roster invites for spring training next year.

        So lets say the Mets go into a youth movement keeping some of their producing proven veterans but infusing a lot of new talent.

        As far as the Mets go in 2019, they have outstanding pitching and in my estimation they were smart not to trade any of them off this year. In the outfield, there’s Nimmo, Conforto, Bruce and if all goes right Tebow.

        Eventually infield could have Alonso at 1B, McNeil at 2B, Michael at SS, 3B could be a little dicey as they really don’t have anyone ready in the minors in that position. They may have to go get one in free agency. Gimenez is a top prospect at SS, but he’s so young yet. Urena has played 3B before in PSL. He’s played outfield this year but perhaps a move back to third may be an option to consider.

        The Mets were so high on Rosario at SS and Dom Smith at 1B. I’m thinking they aren’t too sold on Smith. Rosario is 22 and still has a lot to learn. I think Rosario has room to grow. Levi Michael is 27 and I think can be an effective player so it will be interesting to see who will step up in spring training.

        All in all I think the players that Tebow has had an impact on (the ones who take Tebow seriously) are benefiting from him.

      • ck says:

        Right about that, David! They like to play games w/players even when they have clearly earned it…Ugh!

    • ck says:

      Certainly glad they recognized how valuable Tebow has been to the team and made a huge difference in how they played…very positive. Credit due. Thanks, Danny, and agreed.

  27. Danny says:

    Peter Alonso isn’t the only one who didn’t get called up. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also didn’t get called up, some saying for the same reasons.


  28. David says:

    NH and Akron are playing the 3rd game of the series for the championship tonight. NH leads the series 2-0 and could win it all tonight.
    “Akron, OH – With a 6-1 win in Game 2 of the Eastern League Championship Series, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) took a 2-0 series lead on the Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Indians), and can clinch the title with a win at home in Game 3 on Friday.”
    NH leads 1-0 in the 2nd inning.

    • David says:

      The NH Fisher Cats won 8-5 over the Akron RubberDucks to win the Eastern League Championship. NH swept the playoffs with 6 straight wins, 3-0 against Trenton and 3-0 against Akron.
      The Rumble Ponies went 11-10 against NH in the regular season.

      • ck says:

        Thanks for the updates, David. Much appreciated.;D Bet they wished Tebow was able to be back for the last sched. games and maybe could have WON the division at that!

        • David says:

          Before we lost Alonso and McNeil in June, we had 5 batters hitting over .300 and the Ponies were within 5 games of the lead. They ended up 15 games behind Trenton. They were tied in June. The Mets need to get all this talent in one place. Citi Field.

          • David says:

            The batters were hitting over .300 in June and finishing strong.

          • Danny says:

            It could be that the 2019 Mets will have a very similar comparison to the 1969 Mets that won the World Series – great pitching and a talented young core of players with Tim Tebow in the middle of it all.

            Amazing Mets II? We’ll see.

          • ck says:

            True enough, David & Danny. Stay tuned folks! We haven’t seen anything yet-LOL

  29. TheMascotArmy says:

    Are there any off-season possibilities to play or bat for Tebow after he’s healthy?

    • Danny says:

      The next off season league is the Arizona Fall League, where Tim played two years ago. The rosters were released a couple of weeks back and he wasn’t on it. Perhaps if he’s ready they’ll find a spot for him.

      Otherwise there’s numerous Caribbean leagues that are available, also a short season in Australia.

      These are last year’s dates but you get the idea on sort of when they play.


      I would think to stay sharp he should play in one of those leagues. He’s had significant rest and would be good for him to get back on the field.

      I do think he gets a non roster invite again for spring training.

      • ck says:

        Interesting that “The Mets” bought a stadium in Syracuse, New York…No longer in Las Vegas (51s). Anyway, found out that The Arizona League is called “The Finishing School” for the elite prospects. Wondering when and “not if” he gets called up at this point. Miss Universe can wait…LA

  30. Bubbaelvis says:

    I can’t see Tebow going back to the minors for another year. I don’t know what his time table is but I feel like it is time to move him up. He is ready.

    • Danny says:

      The Mets have to have Tim’s progress at warp speed at this juncture. Fortunately for the Mets, Tim’s mindset is exactly that and he’s pushing it even harder than the Mets’ expectations.

      So, I think if he has a decent spring training, when spring training breaks, he’s on the 40 man roster. Depending on certain factors, he may end up bouncing between AAA Syracuse (where the Mets AAA farm team will be next year) and Citi Field.

      At the point where he got hurt, he was about where I had hoped he would be. The Mets are certainly pleased. I would have liked for him to hit more homers, but the focus needed to be on his hitting, where the coaches helped him make considerable strides between April and July.

      I can realistically see the 2019 Mets outfield consisting of Conforto, Bruce, Nimmo and Tebow, perhaps a fifth OF too, although the ones from AAA they brought up this year didn’t pan out at all.

      Tebow is arguably the best outfielder in the Mets farm system right now.

    • ck says:

      Def. believe the same, Bubbaelvis.;D

    • Danny says:

      Good catch TMA! Any relevant news is appreciated.

      Given April and May when he was getting acclimated to AA and also working with his coaches on certain developmental things, it’s understandable that his averages were down. I didn’t see that as a negative because they were teaching him new things and how to improve on what he already learned in Columbia and PSL. Then June and July rolls around and he ends up hitting .317 with a .348 OBP and .429 slugging percentage for those months.

      My gut feeling was that they were going to call him up after that Trenton series on 7/23 against the Padres before he broke his hamate bone.

    • ck says:

      Hot off the press too!!! Just came out today and TMA nailed it! Thanks for the info. and that is something I was not aware of w/The Arizona League.;D (Got news from your link for comment above.)

  31. Danny says:

    An article from last year, but can’t remember if I saw this posted. Tim talks about his workouts and what kind of diet he’s on when he trains:


    • ck says:

      He has “LOTS” of discipline! Great read, btw. Thanks for the link, Danny. Will have to try the “clapping push-ups”-LOL;D Think diet is key though–GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out). Can reverse certain diseases based on eating processed versus foods w/only few ingredients (Have my daughter to thank for getting me “The Whole 30 Book”). Like it was stated on a commercial…”If you’ve got your health, you’ve got just about everything.” Plus, def. believe faith in God makes a HUGE difference imho.

  32. Danny says:

    A slightly different article than TMA’s Newsday link, but roughly the same jist.

    This is from MLB.


  33. Danny says:

    Season 3 of NFL boycott. People are beyond caring now and moved on.

    Weak 3: More Empty Seats Plague NFL Stadiums Across the Nation


    • ck says:


  34. Danny says:

    For laughs:

    The @TulsaDrillers’ Bark at the Park night was running smoothly until this very good German Shepard saw a baseball…


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