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Hot Take: Tim Tebow Beginning To Show He Can Perform At The MLB Level

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Love him or hate him, you have to admit at this point that Tim Tebow’s persistence to make it as a baseball player is endearing. It almost seems like people want him to fail at times, but he keeps pushing on, showing progression both as a player and overall athlete.

The last part doesn’t surprise me nearly as much as the first. Professional football players are some of the most rounded athletes in the world, with the ability to simultaneously execute at the highest levels of strength, power, endurance, and technical skill.

Then add on that Tebow wasn’t just any pro football player; he was one of the best in the world, winning an ESPY for “Best Male College Athlete” in 2007 and the Heishman Trophy at Florida State in 2009. As you can see, Tebow can easily outperform *most* athletes in the MLB, and certainly in the minors. Now it’s just a matter of executing the technical ability required to hang in the big show.

Though his overall numbers for Binghamton aren’t overly impressive — Tebow had a slash line of .256/.335/.402 with five home runs and 27 RBIs through Monday — his .737 OPS through 224 plate appearances is 81 points better than the mark he posted a year ago. And over his previous 18 games, he batted .321 (17-for-53) with an impressive .848 OPS. He hit safely in 11 of his previous 15 games and had a stellar 315/.362/.481 slash line this month. –New York Post writer Zach Braziller

Outside from the fact that he pulls a huge crowd every time he plays (reminiscent of when Michael Jordan made a run at baseball) he also is showing improvement as a baseball player. It’s only a matter of time before his hustle earns him a spot on the Met’s Triple-A roster, and then we will really see if he has what it takes to make it to the show.

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Mets’ Zack Wheeler Drawing Interest from Multiple Teams

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New York Mets’ free agent hurler Zack Wheeler is drawing interest from multiple teams, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Additionally, the Mets are interested in a potential multi-year agreement with Wheeler, but it is unclear where the two sides are in that process.

Wheelers has a few days to accept or reject his $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Mets, but hit is extremely unlikely he does.

Wheeler, 29, had been shopped ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, and is expected to draw interest from a number of teams in free agency this winter.

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Mets Considering Pat Murphy for Managerial Job

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Pat Murphy

The New York Mets are leaving no stone unturned as they continue their search for their next manager.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy has had multiple interviews for the Mets’ managerial job and is considered to be in the mix.

Murphy, 60, has served as bench coach since the 2016 season following a six-year run as the Padres minor-league manager. Murphy also served as the interim manager for the Padres’ major league team for 96 games in 2015.

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Phillies Acquire Corey Dickerson

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Corey Dickerson

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

However, the Pirates will not be receiving a player in return at this moment, and instead will be receive international bonus allotments and a player to be named later.

Dickerson, 30, has posted a .317/.376/.556 batting line this season.

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