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


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  1. David says:

    It was 5-5 in the bottom of the 9th and the Mets had the bases loaded. Philip Evans hit a walk off grand slam to win 9-5.

  2. Danny says:

    ck: You bring up a good point – Where’s Tebow?

    This morning’s spring training update – Tebow listed in medical updates in the media guide as “Available to Hit”.

    No mention about Tim’s ankle that I can tell from the web. Perhaps he’s still bothered by it but nothing definitive that I’ve heard.

    David Lennon tweeted “#Mets should remove deGrom and Tebow (from the medical update list) just to give themselves a few Ws in the Moral Victory column.”


    Mets play the Yankees today in PSL – Game time 1:10 Eastern

    • ck says:

      Finally gets his “BIG” chance and something like this sidelines him…
      Thanks much, Danny, for finding info.

  3. Danny says:

    Some interesting managerial insights from Mickey Callaway. No Tebow mentions in this article.


  4. Bigfan says:

    God has a plan for us all and we all must support Timmy in his journey to the higher calling of the mark. Who knows what lies ahead? He knows that better than most.

    • ck says:

      True, Bigfan. God has the “BIG PICTURE” in mind even though it is hard to see the vision at times…”His ways are higher than our ways”

  5. Danny says:

    Tim will be traveling with the Mets to Tampa on Saturday vs. the Yankees.


    • ck says:

      Alright that IS good news and tyvm, Danny–HOORAY!

    • Brandi says:

      Tim’s getting individual instruction. There’s something else going on as well. Several Teams are talking about signing Tim to a Major League contract. The Braves & Mariners supposedly among them.

      Hearing about a big signing soon? Who knows? But this pushes some decisions on the Mets part.

      • Danny says:

        Thanks Brandi for having your “ear to the ground” to keep us all up to date.

        Since Tim is under contract by the Mets, my understanding is that other teams can’t talk to him directly. Are there other teams talking to the Mets about a trade and sign him to a major league contract?

        I would think the Mets would want to keep Tim because they invested so much time in him.

        • Brandi says:

          The rumors are coming from Reporters in the respective cities. When Tim was getting workouts or looks by NFL Team, these guys were very accurate with their information. As with the NFL, a Team’s discussing their interest/intentions doesn’t necessarily mean any sort of deal will happen.

          Plus, we already knew other Teams have interest. But if they’re talking Major League Contract, that means the Mets have to know they can lose Tim in the Rule 5 Draft, which means the Mets will get $100,000 for him and that’s it. There’s no way they’d want that to happen.

          • ck says:

            Hopefully, it’s not “rumor” and can believe they would be paying attention due to his progress…think he will stay w/Mets since they have tried to accommodate him the most w/SEC contracts, etc. Thanks for info.

          • Brandi says:

            It’s mostly because of his progress. Teams have a year of seeing he really does have potential. They also see his new swing. It’s also because Sandy Alderson took the big public hit when he said Tim would be Playing in the Majors. He did something else. He DIDN’T say it would be with the Mets.

            The Braves have never been afraid to show their interest. Before he signed they publicly announced if he signed with them, he would be their AA Starting Right Fielder AND that they were opening up their RF Starting spot in AAA, smoothing the way for him to move up very quickly. They all but said they wanted him with the Big Club in Atlanta as fast as possible. However, they wanted him to do something about his ESPN/SEC Network obligations. Now Tim has had his contract with ESPN Re-Written to include assurances the Network would work around his Baseball obligations.

            As for Seattle, the interest there was initially coming from its Minor League System, especially its A and Advanced-A Teams in Iowa and Modesto. But now Tim is seen more throughout Baseball as a serious Major League Prospect instead of just a gimmick.

            He put himself in this position with his attitude, his work ethic, his commitment and his Play. Because of it, more MLB Franchises are seeing him as a real possibility.

      • David says:

        That’s nice to hear. Thanks, Brandi.

  6. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow, 9 other Mets talk Todd Frazier … a rapper, dancer, comedian, leader


    Todd Frazier is new to the Mets this season after playing for the White Sox and Yankees last season.

  7. Danny says:

    Tebow playing DH today hitting 8th today vs. the Yankees.

    First pitch 12:05 Eastern.

  8. David says:

    DH Tebow walked in the 2nd inning. Bases were loaded with 1 out with Tebow on 2nd and the Yankees changed pitchers. The next 2 batters struck out swinging. Yankees lead 2-0.

  9. David says:

    2nd at bat-grounded out to short stop on 1st pitch.

    • David says:

      Pete Caldera (@pcaldera)
      22 mins ago – View on Twitter
      After soft line single, Jose Reyes steals second and third – easily – off Betances, who then gets d’Arnaud (RBI) & Tebow on groundouts & Ks Borenstein.

  10. David says:

    3rd at bat- With a man on 1st and 3rd and 1 out, Tim swung, fouled, and struck out looking. Borenstein followed with 3 swinging strikes for out 3. Yankees lead 5-2.

  11. David says:

    4th at bat-Called strike, swing, called strike. The Yankees changed to a left handed pitcher when Tim came to bat.

  12. Danny says:

    Thanks for all the in game updates David.

    A lot of people were saying that Tebow actually got hit by a pitch earlier in the count from the first at bat but the umpire called it a foul ball. He eventually worked the count full and then walked.

    One thought that came to mind is that Tim seems to be more in the flow of the game if he’s playing out in the field too and his game elevates. He’s just been the DH all spring training and if I remember from last year he seemed to do better when he was batting and fielding rather than just DH.

    • Danny says:

      About six inches outside the plate. Tim certainly had a beef with that call and rightfully so.

      I’m thinking about starting a GoFundMe page for home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez to get him some glasses. Not really, but he seriously needs some.

    • ck says:

      Have to agree some of these umps need glasses! Thanks for posting, David.

  13. Danny says:

    TTF news: Tebow’s golf tournament raised 2.2 million dollars a couple of weekends ago.


  14. Danny says:

    Tebow playing today.


    Split squad as Tebow will be playing DH in the home game vs. the Astros and the other part of the Mets squad will be playing tonight at West Palm Beach. (No Tebow in the night game).

    First pitch at 1:10 Eastern at St. Lucie.

  15. David says:

    The pitcher, Syndergaard, just avoided disaster by striking out a batter on 3 swings for out 3 with the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd.
    Tebow strikes out swinging on 3 pitches in his first at bat.
    Cecchini does the same.

  16. David says:

    2nd at bat-Called out on strikes, 3 pitches

  17. David says:

    3rd at bat-Strikes out swinging on 3 pitches. Cecchini and Biondi did the same. Tough day for the Mets at the plate.

  18. David says:

    4th at bat-Strikes out swinging on 3 pitches.

    • ck says:

      Good grief! Def. not a good day…hope he gets a break and soon!!!;(
      Thanks for all the great updates today, David; much appreciated.
      On another note, every time I bring up the “Spring Training” calendar, it doesn’t have March on it and starts w/April…wondering what happened w/it?! Will have to call it in and find out, I guess–hmmmm.

  19. Danny says:

    Tebow gets cut from major league camp after today’s game and has been optioned to the Mets minor league camp. He will be there for the rest of spring training.

    Tough day for Tim overall; but he’ll bounce back.

    This is the day where a number of other players will be sent back to minor league camp.

    • ck says:

      Not what we wanted to hear that’s for certain…hope he overcomes ALL obstacles and praying God gives him supernatural strength to do just that–AMEN! Thanks, Danny, for the unfortunate news, but believe like the rest of Tebow’s loyal fans that he will be back even better/stronger WGATAP(“With God all things are possible”!)

  20. David says:

    Anthony DiComo
    ‏Verified account @AnthonyDiComo

    Tim Tebow is among the Mets’ first wave of roster cuts. He hit .056 in Grapefruit League play, with 11 strikeouts in 19 plate appearances. Of course, the Mets can still borrow Tebow from minor league camp, as they did often last year.

  21. David says:

    John Sabol
    ‏Verified account @John_Sabol
    13m13 minutes ago

    #Mets cut Tim Tebow. Shocker. Tebow batted just .056 with 11 Ks in 19 ABs while dealing with a bad ankle after he tripped over a sprinkler head last month.

    I’d say that in his first 11 at bats, he wasn’t putting his whole weight on his back foot. No harm done here. If he shows immediate improvement he’ll be back.

    • ck says:

      If he had to have an injury then at least it is now rather than later when regular season starts and it really matters. Thanks, David, for info.

  22. TheMascotArmy says:

    Ouch. I presume he’ll have more regular playing time, at bats, and easier pitching.

  23. Bubbaelvis says:

    Tim had a tough time. I have to believe the ankle may have been a little worse then he let on. Anyway, he earned the cut. He’ll be fine. This just means he will heal and own the minors. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is with the Big Mets before the end of the season.

    • ck says:

      Believe this is the same guy who won a football championship title game playing w/a broken bone and agree w/u, Bubbaelvis.

  24. Danny says:

    I believe that not having adequate game reps, plus the unfortunate timing of the ankle injury slowed Tim down.

    He didn’t get any field time either. I think that Tim is the kind of guy who performs better when he’s in the flow of the game, meaning playing in the field and hitting, not just DH.

    He came off the bench several times as a late inning pinch hitter, which is one of the toughest things a batter has to face.

    Overall, the benefit of more reps will be exactly what Tim needs to get things rolling again.

    Also, the other Binghamton outfielders didn’t fare that much better either. So we will see in these last two weeks what happens.

    • ck says:

      Seems like Tebow will use this as additional motivation and count it as one more obstacle to overcome…great analysis btw, Danny.

  25. Brandi says:

    A language thing…but it matters. There’s alotta talk of Tim’s being “Cut”. (Obviously from Football Writers & Fans who don’t know how Baseball works) Tim was NOT cut. He was transferred to Minor League Spring Training, where he is still available to Play in Major League Spring Training Games. (Like he did last year)

    He’s actually still listed on the Mets Travel Roster for tomorrow. He doesn’t know yet if he’ll still be Playing in that Game. But if he’s healthy, he probably hasn’t seen his last Grapefruit League Game.

    • Brandi says:

      The technical term is “Re-assigned”. He wasn’t actually cut. He also wasn’t “Optioned”, as some are reporting. That’s another technical term having to do with Option Years for Players under long-term contracts. (They get 3 Option Years. During those years, Teams can move a Player up and down between the Minors & Majors without risk of losing them)

      • ck says:

        They sure like to “hype” things; especially, an “ALL OUT NEGATIVE SPIN”!
        (Same thing happens obviously w/politics too…ad nauseum; falsehoods/lies vs truth/facts or in other words the losers w/antiAmerican agenda opposing the winners w/proAmerican agenda–def. “Common sense which is not so common after all!”) tyvm Brandi for stating the truth of the matter and sorting through the false narratives that abound in the biased news accounts everywhere—thank God, there are still some people such as you and others on this site who are able to “think” independently!!! (Soap box alert…lol)

    • David says:

      Thanks for the clarification, Brandi. Everyone should know that this was a cameo appearance, Unfortunately, Tebow was injured.

    • Danny says:

      Thank you Brandi.

      • Brandi says:

        Y’all are very welcome. An example: NBC–It’s Pro Football Talk says “Cut”. But it’s Hardball Talk says “Re-Assigned”. It might seem lime semantics. But it all has meaning.

        Especially in Baseball where, because of its enormous Minor League Farm System, it has created a pretty sophisticated set of rules & procedures that tries to balance the needs of the Teams to hold onto its developing young Players with providing pathways for highly promising Prospects to get to the Major Leagues, even when the Team that Drafted them is stocked with good Players.

        It’s a really difficult balancing act that leads to a maze of highly technical moves. Otherwise a Team could suck up the best Talent and keep them in the Minor Leagues indefinitely. I’ve tried to come up with s simplified description of all of these rules & procedures to post here so everyone could understand some of the moves they’re likely to see and how that affects Tim. But even doing that gets complicated.

        Every year even long-time Baseball Writers make a mistake in describing a move a Team makes with a Player and later has to dial it all back. Couple this with some of the Anti-Tebow sentiment, especially among NFL Writers/Reporters, and it’s a recipe for lots of misleading headlines.

    • ck says:

      One of six who was sidelined w/meeting in Callaway’s Office on Tues. so, not the only one…said he had a great sense of humor due to it “Not being a surprise” mainly b/c of the ankle injury and not at 100% in practice sessions. Praying he has a quick recovery and hoping only the best possible outcome for Tebow/GBPTT
      Thanks, David, for the great link…appreciated.

  26. TheMascotArmy says:

    Here’s a tweet with video of Tim commenting about being sent down. Reading between the lines and knowing Tebow never makes excuses, is say his ankle was a big deal. I’m still optimistic, and patient. I think it’s a race against the clock for him, so maybe 5 years to improve enough to play in the majors. I think that’s plenty of time.


    • ck says:

      Wish he didn’t have a setback and know he will use it to his advantage…agreed TMA and thanks for great link too!

  27. Danny says:

    The list so far of players reassigned. Some of these names are very familiar to those following the Mets last year.

    RHP Kevin McGowan
    RHP Marcos Molina
    RHP Corey Oswalt
    RHP Gerson Bautista
    RHP Jamie Callahan
    OF Tim Tebow

    The Mets have 51 in major league camp now and tomorrow there will probably be more reassignments.

  28. Danny says:

    More reassignments. Some names like Peter Alonso and Mazeika will be very familiar to most here:

    RHP Chris Flexen
    RHP Tyler Bashlor
    1B Peter Alonso
    OF Zach Borenstein
    OF Kevin Kaczmarski
    C Patrick Mazeika
    3B David Thompson

    There are 44 players left in camp.

    Some of them got significant playing time and still reassigned.

    All the above finished last year in AA.

  29. Danny says:

    Now that Tim’s in minor league camp, I wonder what the merits would be to not have him play for the remainder of spring training and get him healthy and ready for opening day?

  30. Bigfan says:

    They apparently saw enough to know he is not ready. Time will tell?

    • ck says:

      Not sure how long it takes to recover from an ankle sprain; hopefully, 100% soon.
      Agree, Bigfan, it is quite the “journey” w/lots of bumps in the road:(

  31. Bubbaelvis says:

    They will get him ready. He would have been reassigned to the minors at some point anyway. I don’t think anyone was expecting him to be ready to play in the Majors this early. They have a plan for him which includes a timeline I am sure. His swing is greatly improved and with minor league reps will be fine tuned. He will hit for a high average and with power.

    • ck says:

      Thanks, Bubbaelvis, and well said btw. Heard recently on the radio how he somehow always manages to surprise people w/ability to unexpectedly create opportunities to win no matter what the odds and “wouldn’t count him out”…

  32. Bigfan says:

    It is a journey for sure

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