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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 Interested in Yan Gomes

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The New York Mets have been discussing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for catcher Yan Gomes, according to SNY.tv’s Andy Martino.

The Mets have been looking for an upgrade at the catching position and the Indians has been open to dealing several big name players, with Gomes generating what has been described as “significant trade interest” from a number of clubs around the league.

Gomes, who has a team friendly contract, slashed .266/.313/.449 with 16 homers for Cleveland during the 2018 season.

 

 

 

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Mets Hire Brodie Van Wagenen as General Manager

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The New York Mets have officially hired player agent Brodie Van Wagenen as their new general manager, a move that has generated it’s fair share of controversy recently, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman.

Van Wagenen is to be officially introduced at a press conference on Tuesday and chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon says Van Wagenen brings a “high character, blend of analytics, scouting and development ideas” with him to the job, while COO Jeff Wilpon added that he’s “excited for our fans to hear and see the direction Brodie outlined for us.”

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, Van Wagenen’s deal is for four years.

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Mets’ Activate David Wright for Final Homestand

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright m who has not played in the majors since 2016 due to spinal stenosis along with neck and shoulder injuries, will be activated for the team’s final homestand of the season, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

“Physically, the way I feel right now, and from what the docs told me, there’s not going to be any improvement, So I don’t see [playing full time again] as a possibility” Wright said during the new conference, according to the New York Post.

It’s unclear if retirement will be the next step for Wright, but his time with the Mets as an everyday again is over.

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