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


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  1. Danny says:

    Robinson Canó and Edwin Díaz Live Introduction as the newest Mets


    I finally figured out how to cue these longer videos. The first 20 minutes was just mic testing and a lot of filming an empty table.

  2. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow in the Mets’ outfield? GM Brodie Van Wagenen gives update on former Heisman Trophy winner


    Brodie Van Wagenen announced on WFAN Wednesday that his former client and the Mets most famous minor leaguer, Tim Tebow, will begin the season in Triple-A Syracuse.

    Van Wagenen said that Tebow could be called up if there is an injury in the major league outfield.

    “If Tim Tebow is the best offensive player in Triple-A at that point, he’s going to be in Mickey’s lineup,” Van Wagenen said referring to Mets manager Mickey Callaway.

    • Danny says:

      This was during an interview on WFAN out of NYC today with Brodie Van Wagenen and Jeff Wilpon. The program is hosted by Mike Francesa.

      For those who don’t know Francesa, he is a very loud anti Tebow guy and always has been. When the Tebow subject was broached, Francesa was beside himself and spent 30 minutes arguing against Tebow, practically ignoring the other good things the Mets are doing, such as the recent trade that brought Cano and Diaz to the Mets.

      A lot of people on social are telling Francesa to give it a rest. Some of the more interesting comments include:

      “Well, Mike Francessa has accomplished something I never thought would happen: make me into a Tim Tebow fan!”

      “Do the Mets bat Tebow before or after Cano?”

      “I can’t believe this *** clown (Mike Francesa) ever got on the radio. More believable that Tebow is a ball player.”

      In response to Brodie saying their goal is to have Alonso as the first baseman on opening day a commenter wrote “After 2 disappointing Dominic Smith years and them releasing Adrian Gonzalez after 2 months with the team…they are better off with Alonso & Tebow to escalate the ticket sales”

      “Don’t see the fascination with people hating on Tebow. Let him pursue his dream is he hurting you?”

      “To be fair to Tebow, he’s done pretty well for a guy that stopped playing for 10 years.”

      So there you have it. As of now the interview isn’t published but it should be soon.

      • TheMascotArmy says:

        Nice! WFAN is a big deal up there. I grew up on long island.

        • Shirley says:

          I live on LI now. Francesa is considered knowledgeable but pompous. Why he would spend all that time dissing Tebow seems to me to be rooting against him- just to prove he’ was right.
          Incidentally, I always felt sorry for Sanchez. Not his fault Ryan was in love with the wrong quarterback.

      • ck says:

        That is, hopefully, going to happen sooner rather than later with Brodie in charge…he’s taking the Mets from the bottom of the pile to the TOP w/Tebow!
        Really glad to hear he is not forgetting about him and taking him along for the ride.;D Thanks, Danny, for the best update going and all the comments are favorable for Tebow too!

  3. ck says:

    Wondered what happened to ‘O Ye BF” and now he’s back with another–can’t make this stuff up that’s for certain! Tebow “NEVER” did that, must take some kind of talent to be the first to do so! Thanks for finding, Danny. Not my favorite either:(

  4. Danny says:

    This is the interview yesterday with Brodie, Jeff Wilpon and manager Mickey Callaway. The Tebow segment last about 7 minutes with Francesa doing most of the talking. “Great guy, great football player, bad baseball player” is basically what Francesa said. Very argumentative as opposed to the other topics they talked about. As an interviewer, Francesa made it about himself.

    Brodie and Jeff answered the questions well. I do wish that they would have challenged Francesa about the “.230 in AA” comment, which is not true as he finished at .273 and trending higher with over .300 the last six weeks before his injury.

    Note the non verbal reaction from Callaway (seated at left) as Brodie talks very positively about Tebow as he continuously nods his head.

    I cued the segment, which lasts about 7 minutes. The whole thing is about an hour and a half.


    • Danny says:

      I appreciated Brodie’s comments indicating that Tim believed that a “courtesy call-up” was not right and that he had to earn it. I totally agree with that.

      Tim’s going to get every opportunity and support to excel with the Mets, as opposed to the NFL which left him twisting in the wind.

      Without saying it explicitly, if there’s a need on the Mets, Tim will be there. If all goes the way I hope it will, the Mets will carry four outfielders – Nimmo, Conforto, Legares, and Tebow. Cespedes has been injured and they don’t expect him until mid year, but that might not happen either. McNeil has played OF and can fill in as well if he’s not playing infield too.

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tebow get shuttled back and forth between NYC and Syracuse, just so he can play every day.

      I think the 2019 Mets can be very good, with Tim Tebow in the middle of it all.

      • ck says:

        That guy is definitely a “big bag of wind”-lol! Anyway, it was great to see the interview and the process they are outlining to win w/Tebow included…will be an interesting season, no doubt. Thanks, Danny, for the synopsis and well said btw.
        (Watched the whole thing and like you stated, Callaway def. involved regarding Tebow.)

  5. Danny says:

    More of the same, but a little more info.

    Tim Tebow will get major-league promotion if he deserves it, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen says


    • ck says:

      “One step away & remarkable”…think Brodie is SOLD ON TEBOW! GREAT NEWS!
      At least they have the correct stats instead of what was stated in interview for Tebow and a lot higher than 230!!!

    • David says:

      I’m all for Tebow earning it which is why he was promoted to Triple A. Obviously, the host doesn’t know that he had the highest batting average of all the Binghamton outfielders. With God’s blessings, Tim will do it.

      • Danny says:

        After that “.230 in AA” comment, I could tell that Francesa didn’t do his homework. With the baseless rants that Francesa has stated before about Tebow, this clown has no credibility as far as I’m concerned.

        Tebow is likely the best outfielder not on the 40 man roster right now. The Mets brought up den Dekker and Kaczmarski from AAA. den Dekker went 0-18 with two walks and had some very bad fielding plays. Kaczmarski wasn’t much better with 0-4 and a walk with the Mets.

        den Dekker is released, Kaczmarski is still listed as a CF with Syracuse.

        Arguably for whatever reason both folded under the spotlight of NY.

        One thing I noticed about Kaczmarski, in Vegas, even benefiting from all that altitude he didn’t hit a single homer in 2018. Even though Kaczmarski has a longer minor league career than Tebow, Tebow leads in HR’s 14-11.

        As far as mental preparation, Tebow is certainly ready. If he has a blowout spring training, look for him to play on Opening Day on the big league active roster.

      • ck says:

        Right about that, David. “With God All Things Are Possible”

    • David says:

      The trade of Bruce, who was hitting .223, was a good sign for Alonso and Tebow because Bruce played OF and 1B. Alonso can’t play OF so it leaves a little bit of a deficit in that area. Alonso and Tebow together in the batting lineup again is going to be exciting. We’ll see them together in training camp and maybe in Syracuse.

      • Danny says:

        I felt the departure of Bruce was to open the door for Tim to make the club. They also got rid of salary and got some good players in Cano and Diaz in the deal.

        Brodie said in that interview that he hopes that Alonso begins the season with the Mets.

        McNeil can play a lot of infield positions so the Cano acquisition won’t impact him at all. He can play OF too. I believe in that scenario he would be a fifth outfielder, as his primary value is probably the infield.

        If Alonso is there, as of now I think this is how some of the 25 man will look like:

        OF’s – Tebow, Nimmo, Conforto, Legares
        INF’s – Alonso, McNeil, Cano, Frazier
        Pitching – deGrom, Syndergaard, Wheeler, Gsellman, Diaz, not sure otherwise
        Catching – kind of up in the air. I’d like to see Nido in there. They really like his defense (#1 consideration in my book) but would like to see more offensively.

        All assumptions that Tim has a really good spring training. From the indications I saw in that interview, the Mets front office sure hope he does.

        • David says:

          Thanks for the rundown, Danny. And thank you for keeping the board interesting during the off season. It looks like the minor league talent that we have been watching is about to take NY by storm.
          I’ve been busy keeping my now 13 month old granddaughter. She’s progressing like Tebow. First she crawled, then she toddled and walked and now she’s running and climbing. I think we need to get her an agent :).

          • Danny says:

            Appreciate it David. Finding content hasn’t been too difficult, though have to be creative at times LOL.

            I think that the Mets farm system is churning out some good players, many of whom have had the chance to play with Tebow. I think directly or indirectly Tebow has had a influence on them to properly approach the game. It’s a stark contrast from some of the players the Mets brought up from AAA last year that haven’t played with Tebow.

            With the players the Mets are bringing in and the young talent coming up along with the great pitching they have, the Mets could be very interesting this year.

            Being in the grandpa business has to be a lot of fun. Seeing them grow up is pretty special.

          • ck says:

            Congrats, David, on being a “proud grandparent” and membership has “It’s privileges”; certainly rewarding seeing all the firsts/milestones. Know it’s also tiring trying to keep up w/all the activity too!;D

          • David says:

            Thanks, ck.

        • ck says:

          Agree w/David and very much appreciate all the research done and keeping the site going, Danny. It’s great to come here and be informed by experts; i.e., Danny/David.

      • ck says:

        Hope Tebow & Alonso stay healthy too!;D Thanks for the update, David.

  6. Danny says:

    You guessed it..more empty seats!

    Weak 14: Empty Seats Outnumber Fans in Many NFL Stadiums


    • ck says:

      Look at that! Named the website correctly: “Empty Seats Galore” LOL
      FedEx Stadium = “Fans are now FedUp Fans” and this–“Is the NFL going under?”
      Thanks, Danny, for posting. It sure is an eye opener.

  7. Danny says:

    Our old buddy Mark Sanchez is at it again….


    6-14, 38 yards, two picks (one was a pick six) and an “incredible” 0.0 QB rating!

    Holy smokes! I think a QB actually has to try to achieve such a feat.

    Butt Recovery in his first game
    0.0 QB rating and a pick six in the second game.


  8. Danny says:

    Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees?


    Mets aggressively going after a catcher from the Marlins, J.T. Realmuto in a three way trade that could send Syndergaard to the Yankees.

    Syndergaard is a great pitcher, but he’s hurt a lot so I guess they’re looking at options.

    • David says:

      The news that might increase Tebow’s chances is that the Mets are willing to trade either Nimmo or Conforto, both outfielders, for the catcher Realmuto. The Marlins will probably not trade the catcher for less than two players or one good one like Syndergaard.
      DiComo just posted this.
      “Still, Realmuto won’t come cheap; one source with knowledge of the trade talks said Amed Rosario alone wouldn’t be enough to land him. Noah Syndergaard likely would, whether in a regular deal or a three-team trade, but multiple sources poured cold water on the notion that the Mets are about to complete a multiteam blockbuster.

      Other options for Miami include outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto. The former will make less money next season and is under team control for four more years, making him a more likely target for the Marlins than the latter. Yet Van Wagenen will tread carefully. While he did not dismiss the idea of trading big league talent in a deal for Realmuto, Van Wagenen made it clear he would not do so unless the deal clearly makes the Mets better in 2019.

      “If we’re going to move any player of significance off our current roster,” Van Wagenen said, “it’s going to put us in a position to win more games [next] year.”

  9. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow Batting Practice Spring Training 2018


    Short video that was a recent upload, enjoy!

  10. Danny says:

    Recent upload – Jacob deGrom Side Session vs Tim Tebow Spring Training 2018


    Some naysayers were dissing Tebow from this live session. Of course we all know that deGrom went on to win the Cy Young award this year.

    This was going to be a challenge for Tebow; it will be interesting to see Tebow in spring training in a few weeks and see how much improvement he’s made over the course of this past season.

    • David says:

      No pressure. Two strikes swinging and then he blasts one.

    • ck says:

      He def. proved it w/a Cy Young Award Winner! Thanks for the great link and all the great updates Danny & David–much appreciated. Hard to believe Spring Training is only weeks away…hope he makes a full recovery and picks up where he left off.

  11. Danny says:

    The Mets Rumor Roundup for December 12


    Since this is the time for the winter meetings, a lot of trade talk happens this time of year.

    OF Yasiel Puig from the Dodgers is available but the Mets aren’t interested. OF A.J. Pollock has been rumored too but the Mets aren’t interested in him either. No major moves in the outfield so far. Perhaps the Mets know something good about Tebow we don’t know yet, like having good off season workouts. I’m certain the Mets are monitoring Tebow’s progress.

    • David says:

      If true, that’s quite a twist in strategy. I was thinking that they could bring up Binghamton All-Star SS Levi Michael to replace Rosario when traded. But, Michael elected free agency on Nov. 2nd after hitting .305 in Binghamton and .333 in Las Vegas. There doesn’t seem to be any interest in him yet, which is surprising.

      • Danny says:

        Good catch on Michael. It’s not posted on his Milb player page, but on 11/20 he signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. So indeed it wasn’t too surprising to see him without a team for too long.

        I listened to a Mickey Callaway interview today and he said he’d be comfortable using Jeff McNeil at SS.

        The wheelin’ and dealin’ at the winter meetings is still going on so it’s hard to tell how all that is going to end up.

  12. Danny says:

    New York Mets: One of Google’s top trending MLB teams in 2018!


    Hmmmm, what could people be possibly looking for?

    Jacob deGrom?
    David Wright?
    Tim Tebow?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  13. Danny says:

    And…a little humor to get fans through the winter meetings:


  14. Danny says:

    Tim’s Binghamton manager Luis Rojas named quality control coach for the Mets for the 2019 season.

    Chili Davis named hitting coach


  15. Danny says:

    MLB winter meetings: Jeurys Familia returns to Mets, Joe Kelly signs with Dodgers as reliever floodgates begin to open


    Pitcher Jeurys Familia played on the Mets earlier this season and was traded mid season. He became a free agent and the Mets signed him back to play in 2019.

  16. Danny says:

    The Rule 5 draft was today. This is who the Mets picked up:

    Major League Phase – required to be on 25 man roster all season

    RHP Kyle Dowdy (Indians)

    Triple A Phase – 25 or 40 man roster not required

    LF Braxton Lee (Marlins)
    RHP Chris Mazza (Mariners)
    C Mitch Ghelfi (Angels)

    I looked into Braxton Lee, as he plays LF. He’s got outstanding speed, might be the fastest guy in the farm system now that Champ Stuart was released after the season. Lee has five years in the minors and had 13 AB’s for the Marlins in 2018 as his only time in the majors. He doesn’t have a lot of pop in his bat. It appears to me at first glance that this Rule 5 pickup is just to bolster the outfield in the minor league system. I would still believe that Tebow would get a preference in a callup situation.

    His stats sort of remind me of Kevin Kaczmarski, with the speed of Champ Stuart.

    • David says:

      According to this article, hitting with power may be a priority for a Mets outfielder.
      “With the Mets wanting to play Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo in the corner outfield spots and in search of a right-handed hitting outfielder with more power than Lagares has, he could be the odd-man out.”
      They may want Lee to switch to center field to backup or replace Lagares because of his speed.
      Tebow’s power is a big plus to be a corner outfielder.
      I believe the part about wanting a power hitter in the outfield, but I don’t think the Mets can afford to trade more than one outfielder. Thanks for the update.

      • Danny says:

        I’m still trying to figure out how Braxton Lee fits in to the Mets plan. The Mets are very short on outfielders and they need to restock as a number of AA and AAA outfielders opted for free agency. They may re-sign with the Mets but its hard to determine right now.

        Lee looks destined for AAA for now but I would bet he gets a non roster spring training invite.

  17. Danny says:

    Article from Larry Burneal:

    How new Binghamton manager Kevin Boles met Tebow


    Kevin Boles is the replacement for Luis Rojas, who has been promoted to quality control coach with the Mets parent club for 2019.

    Quote from Boles in article: “He (Tebow) was outstanding and looking forward to spending a little time with him (at spring training). He’s definitely an impressive figure. He’s done a lot and I’m definitely pulling for a guy like him.”

  18. ck says:

    Lots of positives and very appreciative of the great updates/research by Danny/David. Excellent! Looks like Brodie is like Trump & all about action… Gets it done!

  19. TheMascotArmy says:

    Thanks David and Danny

    • TheMascotArmy says:

      Good link. I wonder how long he’s been taking batting practice. I hope he can get back into how he was hitting in June and July.

    • David says:

      Tebow is probably more advanced in his recovery than we know or that they want the public to know. The promotion to AAA was a clue that they know that he is back in form. We’ll know soon.

      • Brandi says:

        The usual recovery time for the surgery he had would have had him potentially ready to Play in September. So he should be in good shape now. The injury they disclosed after his Showcase knocks most guys out for a minimum of 6 months and as long as a year. And he Played right through it.

        He’s one really tough Guy. 🙂

      • ck says:

        Appears to have had steri-strips for closure…hope he is advancing in spite of it and agree, David.

    • ck says:

      Happy to hear Tebow is looking forward to a “setback” becoming a “comeback”…
      that is some motivation!;D Great link, btw, Danny, and tks.

  20. Danny says:

    Mets land Wilson Ramos and give up J.T. Realmuto Chase


    Most important is that they won’t have to trade Noah Syndergaard and keep their pitching intact. BVW’s moves so far really are focusing around pitching and now having an experienced catcher that can work with a pitching staff should make the Mets that much better for 2019.

    They are still after a CF and a lefty reliever. Per Jon Heyman, the Mets are exploring some “mystery options” in CF.

    Wonder if Tim is practicing CF in the offseason? He’s played a handful of games there at PSL and did well from what I can see. Fun things to think about.

    • Danny says:

      One person at least thinks the “mystery option” is Tebow:


    • David says:

      I’m glad it worked out with Syndergaard staying. Tebow has pretty good speed and range in the outfield and doesn’t shy away from the fence. Most left fielders wouldn’t have caught the ball in the video below. Tebow had the fastest shuttle run time in the NFL combine in 2010 which means his acceleration and speed are impressive. They got a right handed catcher so maybe a left handed CF is acceptable now or…. Tebow will become the LH reliever. 🙂

      • Danny says:

        That video was a nice trip down memory lane.

        Wouldn’t that be a hoot if Tebow was on the roster as a LH pitcher?

        I found this little primer about the center field position that’s a good read:


        Certainly Tim has many of those qualities. The Mets could have started him in LF just to get him acclimated to fielding, judging balls, running the right routes, etc. I remember in an interview that Luis Rojas had talked about Tebow working on his fielding every day with Binghamton. We’ll see in the upcoming days how the OF situation sets up for Tim; so far the Mets haven’t brought anyone in that would be any better than Tim.

        • David says:

          That’s a good description. I think he could do it. His vertical jump is not bad either but we haven’t seen him scale a wall yet. An article said recently that he has lost 15 pounds since starting baseball which can only help his speed and agility.

        • ck says:

          Looks like he would be “CAPTAIN” of the outfielders and he fits that description. Thanks for the info., Danny.

      • ck says:

        He’s like the “Energizer Bunny” and a wall didn’t stop Tebow–great link, David.

  21. Danny says:

    Weak 15: Empty Seats Abound, As the NFL Season Winds Down


    Must be that last minute Christmas shopping…..

    • David says:

      The Broncos lost at home today to the Cleveland Browns 17-16. Where has that genius GM been for the last 3 seasons?

      • Danny says:

        Elway has been overrated as a GM since the beginning. He’s skated by his name for a long time.

        He invested millions in regular season wonder Peyton Manning with only one season that Denver was #1 in passing. To win the SB, he had to buy the best defense money could buy, just to justify his original decision on Manning.

        Tebow’s only season as starter produced the #1 rushing offense in 2011. If he had Manning’s 2016 defense, Tim may have won multiple SB’s.

        Elway is obviously confused about spending other people’s money for brains.

        • David says:

          That’s spot on. They are 6-8 and can do no better than 8-8 this year. When they hired Manning, Elway filled the practice squad with linemen to make sure that no one touched Manning and hired Brady’s best slot receiver (I think it was Amendola) so Manning could dump it off easily and pad his stats. To me, that is a gimmick offense which is the phrase they used for Tebow playing the spread option for 6 comeback wins. If Elway gets canned, the articles written about why will be interesting, especially if Tebow is playing in MLB.

    • ck says:

      Always lots of entertainment or NOT and all because of the unpatriotic/anti-American antics! The PATRIOTS did the right thing and stayed away…great job reporting, Danny, and the links too! Agreed about the fans out shopping for Christmas!

  22. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow Shares Sweet Note to Girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as She Hands Over Miss Universe Title


    • ck says:

      Now, that she is no longer “Miss Universe” and still an item w/Tebow, think he is probably going to make it official or not? Used to be if you were not married by 30, then you were a “confirmed” bachelor…interesting update and tks, Danny.;D

  23. Brandi says:

    Some News: A couple months ago, I put my blog on Alexa Direct Measurement. It sees everyone who visits my site. Alexa works on a 3 month rolling average. So I’m still making up for some backlog. But today my Global Alexa Rank reached 2254.

    In doing that, today it passed up Sports Illustrated (2300) and SB Nation (2274) SB Nation has most of those sites where they’ve been extremely Anti-Tebow. So now my blog has more Visitors than ALL of those SB Nations sites combined. In the last month, it passed up The Sporting News, FOX Sports and Deadspin before SI and SBN today.

    Next up are NBC Sports (1128), Bleacher Report (683) and CBS Sports (567) all 3 of which my sire currently has more Daily Unique Visitors than. (CBS by just a little. NBC Sports and Bleacher Report by a fair number). Then, there’s ESPN.

    My plan is push my Marketing Groups and going after ESPN right after the 1st of the year.

  24. Danny says:

    Mets sign OF Rajai Davis to minor league deal with a spring training invite:


    Davis is a 38 year old vet with 13 years of major league experience. He’s been signed to provide some depth so as far as the depth chart goes Tebow is still in good shape.

    So far this offseason they have picked up Braxton Lee and now Rajai Davis.

  25. David says:

    Somebody has been digging in the stats again and Tebow’s name popped up. I don’t think I remember Tebow being praised for his arm strength. He averaged 15.3 yards per completion in his first 16 games of play.
    Who threw deep more often in the NFL in the past 10 years?
    Tim Tebow
    Who holds the NFL record for yards per attempt in a playoff game?
    Tim Tebow


    Mike Rodak @mikerodak
    Highest percentage of pass attempts 10+ yards downfield over past 10 seasons, per @ESPNStatsInfo: 1. Tim Tebow, DEN, 53.9% (2011) 2. Drew Stanton, ARI, 49.2% (2014) 3. Jameis Winston, TB, 48.9% (2017) 4. Jameis Winston, TB, 47.6% (2016) 5. Josh Allen, BUF, 47.0% (2018)
    Beat Writer / Columnist

    Mike Rodak @mikerodak
    Highest percentage of pass attempts 20+ yards downfield over past 10 seasons, per @ESPNStatsInfo: 1. Tim Tebow, DEN, 22.1% (2011) 2. Josh Allen, BUF, 20.9% (2018) 3. Tyrod Taylor, BUF, 18.4% (2015) 4. Nick Foles, PHI, 17.0% (2014) 5. Matt Moore, MIA, 16.7% (2011)
    Beat Writer / Columnist

    • ck says:

      Must be linked to Elrot the not so great GM on his way out and everything you stated is correct about his attempt to discredit Tebow and promote PM after Tebow clearly won w/that team that was intentionally gutted on purpose so he couldn’t WIN, but found a way to do just that in spite of ELROT!!! TYVM, David for the great info.

    • Danny says:

      Great find David! I’ll remember these numbers when I venture away from TZ to other boards.

  26. Danny says:

    Mets appear to be out on A.J. Pollock in telling Wilson Ramos answer


    As David alluded to a few posts ago, since the Mets got the right handed bat in the middle of the order now, there isn’t as much of a pressing need to get a right handed hitting outfielder.

    Pollack is injured a lot anyway; I think the fans who were enchanted with Pollack signing with the Mets would have been disillusioned the first time he went on the DL.

    Things continue to go Tebow’s direction.

  27. ck says:

    Wishing all at TebowZone a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year…will be MIA and have family from out of town visiting.;D God bless all at TebowZone too!

    • Danny says:

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! We’ll see you when you get back on here at TZ.

      • ck says:

        Thanks, Danny. Glad you received a great Christmas present too! Tebow’s Book is probably on the “best seller’s List”, yet, again! Will say it’s good to be back from all the business of Christmas and the real reason we celebrate sometimes gets overshadowed due to just that…went to the Keys w/family and just returned from collecting lots of treasured memories w/GC’s. “There’s no place like home” or “The TebowZone” for that matter–LOL;D

  28. Danny says:

    The Mets have officially announced their spring training report dates for 2019:


    Pitchers & Catchers Report: February 12

    First P&C Workout: February 14

    Position Players Report: February 16 (When Tebow reports if invited)

    First Full-Squad Workout: February 18

    Grapefruit League Games Begin: February 23

    Opening Day: March 28 at Washington

  29. Danny says:

    Tim’s neighbor, friend and workout buddy signs a two year deal with the Rockies.


  30. Danny says:

    Weak 16: Fans Still Missing AS NFL Season Nears Its End


    Guess the NFL is on Santa’s naughty list…

  31. Bubbaelvis says:

    I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas.

  32. Shirley says:

    Thanks for all the info/updates…Merry Christmas to all! Blessings!

  33. TheMascotArmy says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody in this crowd!

  34. David says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! God Bless!

  35. Danny says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

    Here’s a link to the Bible story about the birth of Jesus:


    Blessings to all!

  36. Danny says:

    Grading the offseason so far for Mets, rest of NL East


    So far as outfielders go, the Mets have been concentrating more about restocking their AAA farm club. Some of the names that have been tossed around as major league outfielders to trade/sign wouldn’t have been wise choices to make due to injuries or wouldn’t mesh personality wise.

    One name that had popped out there was Adam Jones as an OF pickup. Just from what I know, that would be an immediate

    • Danny says:

      Yikes, that posted before I intended! LOL

      Adam Jones was one who dissed Tebow’s tryout saying he didn’t belong in baseball. That’s Mark Sanchez all over again if the Mets signed him. No thanks. I think BVW knows and is wise to not have those kind of players on the roster. So far from what I can tell he’s making good decisions on the roster.

      • David says:

        The Mets certainly don’t need the negativity. If Jones winds up in AAA, Tebow will leave him there.

      • David says:

        I just looked up Jones and I see that he is a pretty solid major league player but is slowing some at age 33. The B- grade on trading by BVW is kind of low. It looks like his only weakness is in center field. I think this team will surprise people, especially with Alonso and Tebow coming up through the system.

        • Danny says:

          Certainly is not worth the hassle and baggage he brings. Glad the Mets are passing on Adam Jones.

          Also saw an article today about Robinson Cano wanting the Mets to trade for OF Yasil Puig from the Dodgers. Lots of talent but quite a handful to deal with. The Dodgers tired of his antics and ended up trading him to the Reds. Another good decision by BVW not to pursue him.

          • David says:

            Sounds like BVW wants a team that’s focused on winning. He has made some good moves financially as well.

          • Danny says:

            Agree. So far I’ve seen all positives, both with the moves they made, and equally as important, the moves they didn’t make.

            The Mets have the pitching they need, they upgraded at catcher, kept Nimmo (really like him) and Conforto. Unless they get a good deal for Legaras, they will keep him.

            The farm system is producing players like McNeil, Alonso, and of course Tim Tebow.

            Despite the injury to Cespedes, I think BVW is feeling good about his outfield, which I think Tebow could end up as the fourth outfielder on Opening Day with NYM, given a great spring training.

            BVW spoke of a “mystery option” in center field that he never fully explained. Could that mystery option be Tim Tebow? You can bet the Mets are still keeping tabs on his progress. His book indicated as such when he was in Columbia and PSL, and suspect nothing has changed.

            Tim’s book said that he’s been able to keep his workouts secret before. The Mets may be working him in CF in the off season. Who knows? It’s fun to talk about.

            Six weeks to spring training! Getting close!

          • ck says:

            Great info., David & Danny. One month away and we will find out “mystery”…YES!!

  37. Danny says:

    I got Tim’s book “This is the Day” for Christmas! Great read. Learning lots of stuff about Tim.

  38. David says:

    Raiders-Broncos rating on MNF an all-time low. Broncos fall to 6-9 with a loss to the Raiders.

    • ck says:

      Looks interesting and, especially, the gold “ostrich” feathered dress she wore for her last photo shoot…don’t think he has ever spent Christmas in South Africa before-smile. Thanks, Danny, for the update and would not have known except for seeing it here “FIRST”!

  39. Danny says:

    What should the New York Mets do with Dominic Smith?


    Dominic Smith is having a hard time fitting in with the Mets. He’s bounced up and down from AAA and the majors. He’s a first baseman but the Mets tried him out in LF last season too. Smith didn’t impress a lot of people at either position.

    I think Tebow’s development will really factor into some decisions what to do with Dominic Smith. Perhaps the Mets will wait and see what Tebow does before they do anything.

    Even though Tebow is 31 and Smith 23, there’s still an upside for Tebow and not so much for Smith, from what I can see.

    As Alonso is likely slotted to play first, and Tebow has been playing OF more than Smith, I think Smith will probably get traded.

    • TheMascotArmy says:

      They can leave Smith in AAA for a few years. Players skills usually peak at around 27. Tebow is of course the exception because he was out of baseball for so long. It would have been great if the eagles didn’t waste his time, although that preseason was a lot of fun to watch.

      • Danny says:

        Agree TMA. The Mets have team control over Dominic Smith for four more years (I think). He could spend his time bouncing between AAA and the majors on the 40 man roster or they could designate him for assignment, therefore taking him off the 40 man roster and he can spend his time in AA or AAA until the time he could declare himself a free agent, or improve enough to get placed on the roster again.

        Another possibility is that he could be a “throw-in” for a trade if it meant the Mets could get value.

        Tebow takes great care of himself physically so his athletic decline years will be far more in the future than the average athlete. The Mets signed a 38 year old outfielder in the off season, so baseball players certainly have a longer shelf life than football players. A quick look found only five NFL players in 2018 over 40 are on active rosters, all of them kickers except for Tom Brady. In the MLB it averages a bit over a dozen depending on the year, some as high as over 20.

        And yes, Tim’s 2015 time with the Eagles proved he could play without a doubt. Isolating and evaluating Tim’s contributions to the team proved it to me.


        • TheMascotArmy says:

          Nice video.
          I think Tim could play to 40, and should continue to improve the whole time.

          Chip Kelly’s a moron.

        • ck says:

          Now, that is a great video and think of how many SB’s he could have won by now if it weren’t for PC CRAP!!! Nothing says WINNER like what we have seen Tebow accomplish and now he is doing the same in baseball–AMAZING! Glad the NFL is where they are at in terms of the major loss of fan base due to their obvious bias against God & Patriots!!! Chip Kelly should not be giving advice to someone of Tim’s caliber; i.e., failure vs winner imo! Thanks, Danny, for finding.

          • David says:

            The NFL would look totally different since 2012 if Tim Tebow had been playing. And they might still have enough fans to fill the stadium.

          • Danny says:

            It would have been a far more interesting league to watch, that’s for sure. Teams keep trotting out variations of Bill Walsh’s “West Coast” offense that the shelf life expired on that a long time ago. Tebow was changing how football was played.

            I still contend the Kelly/Tebow combination unleashed on the NFL would have changed the game. By now probably half the teams would have been running zone read. It would have opened the era for multi dimensional QB’s. Great decision makers and executing the plan would replace the QB’s with pretty spins on the ball but no leadership skills.

            When I read articles like this, I could just slap Chip Kelly because he had the best zone read QB in the game in Tebow. He chose the “safe” route and got fired twice for it.


  40. ck says:

    Signing off early.

  41. Danny says:

    Anthony DiComo’s current rundown of the Mets


    Discussion about outfield needs and Peter Alonso.

    From the article: “Michael Conforto will probably be the Mets’ Opening Day left fielder, and Brandon Nimmo should be in right. But who plays center field?”

    Could BVW be crossing his fingers for Tebow to come through?

  42. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow getting his last swings of 2018 in at Tulane!


    Taken at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

    • David says:

      Tebow is powering through the swing with both hands on the bat like Alonso does. I was hoping he’d make that adjustment to protect the right hand and get more power from his body. Tebow was probably swinging too hard to put that much stress on one hand. The infield better move farther back into the grass.

      • Danny says:

        Good observation. Tebow has enough strength without letting go of the bat. I think with all the swings he’s taken to make up for the lost years of not playing baseball had some cause in his hamate bone breaking.

        His swing seemed a little more compact too, don’t you think David? It might be that he’s holding on to the bat for the full swing.

        His arms seemed much bigger than I remember, and he has big arms to begin with.

        I would agree, the infielders will be playing in the outfield grass when Tebow is batting. Great time to lay down a good bunt and keep them honest.

        This was just soft toss but I can tell that this wasn’t his first time in batting practice this off season.

        • David says:

          Yes, the swing looks more compact and might increase his bat velocity at the point of contact because he’s not worried about losing the bat when he releases one hand. This style will put more stress on the lower back and require flexibility at the waist but he seems to have it mastered. It will be interesting to see if he gets more distance out of it.

    • ck says:

      He looks better than ever w/that practice swing imo too! Appreciate the update, Danny. WTG Tebow!

  43. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow & His Girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Had A Good-Looking New Year’s


  44. Danny says:

    Tim Tebow in a luxury box talking baseball with a friend at the Sugar Bowl.


    Looks like he’s giving out free tips now…

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