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Mets consider promoting Tim Tebow

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The Columbia Fireflies may soon be losing their cash cow.

Via the New York Post, the Mets are considering the possibility of promoting Tim Tebow from the Single-A affiliate. The move, if it happens, likely would occur after the All-Star Game in July.

Tebow, who hit two home runs in the first three games of the year but none since then, has a .849 OPS over the last 16 games. (I don’t know what that means but apparently it’s good).

He also has a slash line of .250/.330/.370. (I don’t know what that means but apparently it’s good.)

Tebow’s presence has been a boon for attendance at the games played by his team. The team that would next benefit from his presence on the roster is surely counting the days until they’ll be counting the money that comes from having him on the roster. (I do know what that means, and it’s definitely good.)

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  1. lildeucedeuce says: May 12, 2017 7:51 AM

    Hope he gets into triple A. Would be so great to see him in Columbus

  2. niners816 says: May 12, 2017 7:55 AM

    Wait! You kept telling me that there’s no way Tebow would be called up and he was wasting his time with all your articles trashing him. Guess a little faith goes a long way, huh? ☺. Good for you, Tebow!! Keep living your dreams!

  3. stew48 says: May 12, 2017 8:00 AM

    Loved your “I don’t knows”. You finally gave me a laugh.

  4. Alf Goodall says: May 12, 2017 8:01 AM

    His batting average is not good. The MLB average last year was .255 and it normally hovers around the .260 mark. However, his BA has been on the rise. His OPS is good – Bill James would give it a B and describe it as “very good”.

    Not bad for a 30 year old rookie who hadn’t played competitively in over ten years. All I know is he’s doing better than people thought, he’s chasing a dream, and he’s punching numbers that 99% of the people on this board couldn’t even dream of, never mind do.

    But he still isn’t making the majors with that production.

  5. cakesw says: May 12, 2017 8:10 AM

    A .700 slash line for his level of ball is pedestrian….

    If he is a draw….then promote him to the bigger venues.

  6. abninf says: May 12, 2017 8:14 AM

    The more you struggle to explain away his success by being about just money and fan attendance and not his perfformance, the more stupid you look.

  7. Rob Hoffmann says: May 12, 2017 8:18 AM

    The move would be to St. Lucie in the Florida State League. The FSL traditionally has awful attendance, so I’m not sure what kind of Tebow Effect there would be…

  8. anythingbutyanks says: May 12, 2017 8:18 AM

    That triple slash isn’t good for A ball. What it is is good for A ball for a player who hadn’t played since high school and decided to pick up a bat 10 years later. Had he stuck with baseball he might have been a prospect.

  9. boiler72 says: May 12, 2017 8:25 AM

    As a Mets fan, I can say this is still ridiculous. He has no business taking a roster spot from someone else.

  10. trojanmaaaan says: May 12, 2017 8:29 AM

    Mets play football now?

  11. touchdownroddywhite says: May 12, 2017 8:40 AM

    No recognition of the fact that you called this all a publicity stunt, saying Tebow had no real shot at the majors and this was disrespectful to guys who could actually play ball? Usually you own these things…

  12. deadspindeluxe says: May 12, 2017 8:44 AM

    .250/.330/.370 is an average slash-line. However, Timmy and his supporters call it humble. They are also very proud to say that he hasn’t attempted to steal second, although they are a bit concerned that he has put out over once per game.

  13. smuthe says: May 12, 2017 8:46 AM

    How does this relate to Football again? Can we move on from Tebow already?!

  14. lewsblues says: May 12, 2017 8:50 AM

    any bets that the Mets bring Tebow up to the majors in September, to fill their coffers?

  15. sabatimus says: May 12, 2017 8:51 AM

    Those numbers aren’t actually that good. The .330 is decent, but the .250 is pedestrian and the .370 atrocious.

  16. Seprix says: May 12, 2017 8:53 AM

    I don’t know anything about baseball, but I wish the best for the Tebow.

  17. clayton268921 says: May 12, 2017 9:02 AM

    Cue the ‘this isn’t related to football’ comments, yet everyone still clicks and reads

  18. lukedunphysscienceproject says: May 12, 2017 9:03 AM

    His slash line is actually not very good. It’s decent for a career low minors player, but would not typically get him promoted unless he was 18 years old with lots of room for improvement.

    If he gets moved up, I would assume it’s because the team he would go to is having attendance issues.

  19. ravenousravenousrhinos says: May 12, 2017 9:11 AM

    We like football stuff here. Not stuff you hear is good.

  20. packerjansen12 says: May 12, 2017 9:14 AM

    Good for him! I still have a hard time understanding why the bottom 1/3 of teams would not give him a shot…

  21. pacpenny44 says: May 12, 2017 9:25 AM

    So, if you don’t know what “slash line” is, and as a reporter, you choose not to seek out what it means, then I suggest you choose a different career/hobby.

  22. floridateal says: May 12, 2017 9:25 AM

    He’s a good guy where there are a lot of bad guys and he’s a good story where there are a lot of bad stories. I don’t think too many athletes could make the transition that he has. Go getum Tim!!!

  23. buckybadger says: May 12, 2017 9:26 AM

    Those aren’t great stats for a guys his age going against largely 19 year old players. No scout is looking at a 29 year old hitting below Single A average and thinking he is doing great. Just the media telling you what to think rather then just give you the facts.

  24. richc111 says: May 12, 2017 9:26 AM

    This is my point on why no one signed Kap. I know some media wants to make it out to be a race thing, it just so happens to have a race component. But let’s say Kap wouldn’t stand for the anthem because he was deeply religious and didn’t think it was right. the media follows Tebow everywhere and some teams absolutely don’t want that. Can you blame them all you guys are calling this a race issue. You are trying to prepare for a season and all you have to answer is question of how is he fitting in, how is your relationship with him, and then what happens if he wants to stand up for his rights again. Tell me honestly would you sign him. I bet not,

  25. chris6523 says: May 12, 2017 9:30 AM

    Throughout an entire baseball organization, there are about 200 roster spots. Add in independent leagues and there might be as many as 7000 guys playing baseball professionally. All organizations don’t have enough prospects that are even remotely potential major leaguers and fill their minor league teams with fringe players. So I guess the 7001st best baseball player is losing out because of Tebow. My guess is that guy isn’t a legit prospect.

  26. mrcneff says: May 12, 2017 9:32 AM

    AA is where a lot of teams keep their best talent, Tebow could see those numbers go way down.

  27. bocadiver1 says: May 12, 2017 9:32 AM

    Those stats (I don’t have the faintest idea what they mean either) probably show that he is very competent to hit against high school pitchers.

  28. vikings2102 says: May 12, 2017 9:34 AM

    #StickToFootball #BaseballIsBoring

  29. barrywhererufrom says: May 12, 2017 9:44 AM

    He is going high A. Once he gets to AA things could get serious for him. I am Yankees fan but I love Tebow. The press has crapped on this guy because of his religious and his comments about his faith. Even the idea that he was trying to play baseball was a joke. This after we had men like Tracy McGrady and Michael Jordan play. The fact remained that Tebow played HS baseball in a tough conference that many major pros like Chris Sale and Trey Mancini etc. He was also an All-State selection in baseball. It was that is was Tebow the most polarizing person because he believes in God. Amazing to me that he became a lightning rod and others who don’t have near the character that he does get a pass. That is the media for you. Go Tim I hope you make it to the SHOW!

  30. FlashPatterson says: May 12, 2017 9:50 AM

    If Jesus walks among us his name is Tim Tebow.

  31. captainwhodat says: May 12, 2017 9:51 AM

    Tebow’s presence has been a boon for attendance at the games played by his team…the Mets have made terrible decisions regarding the pitching staff and outfielders…this will still be another but attendance will definitely go up…

  32. ricko1112 says: May 12, 2017 9:56 AM

    This still a publicity stunt and money grab by the Mets. Tebow could had a much more productive and longer career in the NFL had he not allowed the sin of “pride” to derail him. He had several offers to switch to a position that better fit his skill set.

    Now I’m not a hater. In fact, I’d love to see him succeed. I just don’t agree with his over the top storytelling about magic beans and a guy who lives up in the clouds.

  33. sire703 says: May 12, 2017 9:57 AM

    Mediocrity just keeps getting rewarded. But hey, he’s a great guy though.

  34. mogogo1 says: May 12, 2017 10:05 AM

    No doubt the Mets are getting calls from their other minor league teams wanting the extra gate and attention Tebow would bring. It’s pretty rare for teams to talk about moving a guy up 2 months ahead of time because if he’s really playing well they’ll make the move right then.

  35. pancaketaco says: May 12, 2017 10:08 AM

    I guess it’s easier for Tim to walk on water then hit a baseball…

  36. DelawarePhilliesFan says: May 12, 2017 10:15 AM

    I think it is hilarious the people that take umbrage at this topic – “What does this have to do with Football???”, as if somehow every article here on here strictly deals with on field play….as opposed to a football player (which Tebow is) doing something away from football (which Tebow is doing)

  37. jtakstaples says: May 12, 2017 10:22 AM

    I hope so!

    Give the man a break. He’s chasing a dream.

    Maybe if half the people that complain about Tebow would get off their high horse and stop using all their time to complain about him would do something productive, the world would be a better place.

    I almost forgot, that’s what the internet and social media is for. Carry on.

  38. thinkaboutit388 says: May 12, 2017 10:22 AM

    The BIGS is peppered with players that were less than spectacular in the minors, then had a career, better pitching, better quality of game. and now these stat freaks, bet they sat on the sidelines as a kid and watched, the guy is an athlete, something the majority of his critics will never be nor understand. he’s living his dream, I wish him well.

  39. r8rnuck says: May 12, 2017 10:25 AM

    clicks don’t lie!
    good for him.

  40. ravishingronald says: May 12, 2017 11:27 AM

    Florio would only be happier if Tebow outs himself and identifies as African American.

  41. Caught Looking says: May 12, 2017 5:05 PM

    He can’t have a .849 OPS and a slash line of .250/.330/.370.

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