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Mets G.M. doesn’t “foresee” September call-up for Tebow

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At first blush, Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson’s most recent comments about NFL-quarterback-turned-minor-league-prospect Tim Tebow could be viewed as a clear indication that Tebow won’t be called up to the Mets in September, when rosters expand to 40. But it’s important to read Alderson’s words carefully.

“Never crossed my mind until about 10 days ago when somebody said it was likely to happen,” Alderson told reporters on Friday, via ESPN.com. “I don’t foresee that kind of scenario.”

“Foresee” is a lawyer’s weasel word, and Alderson is a Harvard-trained weasel, um, lawyer. Whenever someone says they don’t “foresee” something happening, it doesn’t mean that thing will never happen. It only means that, as of right now, it’s not expected or planned.

Plans change all the time. Things not foreseen now can and often will happen two months from now.

For now, Alderson simply could be trying to knock down the perception that a September call-up is inevitable, if for no reason other than to give Tebow’s current single-A teammates one less reason to potentially resent him. If/when Alderson’s plan changes, Tebow’s current single-A teammates can resent him all they want once he’s gone.

Speaking of Tebow, the Adam Gase interview with PFT Live (available at Apple Podcasts, audioBoom, elsewhere) includes a great story about the manner in which the Broncos ripped up their 2011 playbook on the fly and borrowed plays from Air Force and Navy once Tebow was given the starting job in the middle of the season. What better time to give it a listen than a slow Saturday morning — unless you foresee something better to do?

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25 Responses to “Mets G.M. doesn’t “foresee” September call-up for Tebow”
  1. crappygovernment says: Jul 15, 2017 9:53 AM

    Tebow world make MLB way less boring just like he made the NFL more exciting before he was blackballed for his proselytizing biblical Christianity.

    I would rather watch a Tebow Minor league fame than a game from my crappy local MLB team as well. They should try airing one nationally.

  2. kd75 says: Jul 15, 2017 11:10 AM

    The way the Mets have been this season, they’ll call Tebow up in Sept. after they fall 20 games behind the Nats and Citi is empty.

    If anyone hasn’t noticed, the Mets have fallen apart.

    *Mets Fan*

  3. clownfoodpoop says: Jul 15, 2017 11:11 AM

    Tebow should design a set of athletic footwear and call them Jesus joggers

  4. 250dollarnflowner says: Jul 15, 2017 11:18 AM

    Last year Blane Gabbert had a starting QB gig and this guy is out of the league!? Blackballed for believing in Christ. Sad

  5. learysdisciples says: Jul 15, 2017 11:53 AM

    Wow, you’re a lawyer.

  6. reddzen says: Jul 15, 2017 12:11 PM

    crappygovernment says:
    Jul 15, 2017 9:53 AM
    Tebow world make MLB way less boring just like he made the NFL more exciting before he was blackballed for his proselytizing biblical Christianity.

    I would rather watch a Tebow Minor league fame than a game from my crappy local MLB team as well. They should try airing one nationally.

    I’m tired of hearing how he was blackballed for any reason other than he wasn’t very good. Dude had more chances to succeed than a lot of players – including one with Big Bill, who wouldn’t care whether your preached about anything as long as you had skills to win some games. He didn’t. He doesn’t in the NFL, and he was too arrogant (isn’t pride a sin?) to accept that and move to a position where he could have been successful.

    It’s time for you and others to stop assuming the rest of us didn’t like him because of his religious beliefs. I could care less about his or anyone else’s religious beliefs. He wasn’t that good.

  7. philleotardo says: Jul 15, 2017 12:30 PM

    Give Timmy T. a try. The Mets aren’t in the race. He’ll sell the place out. Isn’t it all about the $$ money.

  8. canedaddy says: Jul 15, 2017 12:33 PM

    It’s really inarguable that he’s out of the league because of his praying and the alleged “distraction” he had become.

    He had solid numbers (17 TDs vs. 9 picks, plus 12 rushing TDs) and obviously made his team better with his leadership.

    Even when he was in the league he never got much of a chance. Remember how the Jets refused to put him on the field even when they were losing every game with Mark Sanchez playing horribly?

  9. stevejjones says: Jul 15, 2017 1:23 PM

    Speaking of weasel words, “one less reason to potentially resent him”. It’s hard for you to admit he’s respecting the game and his teammates are enjoying the ride. Tebow is a natural born leader. So you’re pushing the narrative he doesn’t belong.

  10. pdabraham1 says: Jul 15, 2017 1:32 PM

    I thought it said Jets GM.

  11. saveusterrelldavis says: Jul 15, 2017 1:48 PM

    Tebow is batting .327 with 3 home runs since his promotion, including a walk off home run on Thursday. Watch the highlights, show me the resentment.

  12. crappygovernment says: Jul 15, 2017 1:51 PM

    You can’t lead a football team as a TE. Let’s stop making that lame excuse for tebow’s blackballing from the NFL.

  13. dregonspengler says: Jul 15, 2017 2:38 PM

    I’m with reddzen. Tim Tebow isn’t playing in the NFL because of his poor and wildly inconsistent passing skills, not because of his outspoken faith.
    I’ve been watching the NFL for a long time and have seen countless high-profile evangelical Christians who spoke out and had long careers. Hall of Famer Steve Largent, or ordained ministers Rosey Grier and Reggie White come to mind.
    The NFL is a business looking for any way to hook new fans or retain old ones. There are millions in this county who identify as Christian, people who would be in Tebow’s corner. That’s good for business.
    Tebow may be more athletically talented than some current NFL backups, but his skill set is not traditional and doesn’t translate to the NFL game all that well. Like Colin Kaepernick, he’d have to find a spot behind a starter with a similar skill set, on a team that was specifically built to maximize it. In the case of both men, those are few and far between these days.
    Even if Tebow were blackballed because of his religion, it would only be because teams didn’t think he was good enough to overcome any perceived baggage. White said he went to Green Bay because “God told him to,” but teams clamored to sign him because he was a great player.

  14. jkossrt says: Jul 15, 2017 3:22 PM

    Tebow is not in the NFL for one reason and one only. He’s not a very good QB. He won games in Denver because of their great defense not because of anything he did. The one playoff game he won was because Pittsburgh blew a coverage. I could have made that play. He’s had many other chances and hasn’t been able to prove himself. That being said I hope he has a good baseball career.

  15. sychosam28 says: Jul 15, 2017 3:50 PM

    He doesn’t pay football put this in the baseball section

  16. charliecharger says: Jul 15, 2017 5:11 PM

    Tebow scares the heck out of a lot of people. They wish he would just go away. He took over a nearly winless Denver team, and carried them into the playoff. He was the epitome of a leader. He did whatever he needed to do to win. The bottom line was his team won. The funny part is, he didn’t even have any NFL experience. Most HOF QBs stunk their first 2-3 seasons. Tebow never got a chance to play. We’re witnessing the improvement he’s making in baseball. He’s playing against guys that have been playing baseball year round for the last 10-15 years. Is there something magical about Tebow? Is there divine intervention? I don’t think there is, but apparently something is scaring the heck out of a whole lot of people. The guy is a winner at everything he does. We know Kaepernick scares a lot of people too. We don’t want to be reminded of the injustice. It makes us feel guilty. I didn’t have anything to do with it, but apparently lots of us feel guilty about something. Fear leads to hate, and we just don’t like that. We hate what we fear.

  17. absolutevisuals says: Jul 15, 2017 5:15 PM

    The Mets are the typical dumpster fire because they’re the Mets. Matter as well call him up.

  18. tomcoot says: Jul 15, 2017 5:27 PM

    “something is scaring the heck out of a whole lot of people”

    Probably scared by his “religiousness”

    Afraid god will punish them if they’re not nice to him.

  19. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: Jul 15, 2017 5:28 PM

    kd75 says:
    Jul 15, 2017 11:10 AM
    The way the Mets have been this season, they’ll call Tebow up in Sept. after they fall 20 games behind the Nats and Citi is empty.

    If anyone hasn’t noticed, the Mets have fallen apart.

    *Mets Fan*
    —————————————————————

    Tebow will come in, smile, shake hands, be nice, say a prayer, and uplift everyone’s spirit and they’ll go on a 33-7 run and make the playoffs and Tebow mania will become a national frenzy.

  20. crappygovernment says: Jul 15, 2017 5:34 PM

    If I knew Tebow was a terrible Qb i would want him going 2-14 as a starting qb in the NFL. Then I could mock Tebow, Jesus and Christians eveywhere.

    The fact that this never was allowed to happen means Tebow was blackballed because they knew he would keep winning more games and souls back for the Lord.

  21. crappygovernment says: Jul 15, 2017 5:43 PM

    Are any of you sports groundlings familiar with the history of the ussr? They supressed proselytizing biblical Christianity there just like tebow’s as part of Marxism. There is a precedent.

  22. dregonspengler says: Jul 15, 2017 6:43 PM

    crappygovernment says:
    Are any of you sports groundlings familiar with the history of the ussr? They supressed proselytizing biblical Christianity there just like tebow’s as part of Marxism. There is a precedent

    That precedent might be somewhat relevant if this were the USSR, or a Marxist country, or one without a Constitution that addresses and protects freedom of religion. Lots of countries ban Christianity or persecute Christians. This isn’t one of them – yet.
    You should stop trying to sound smarter than everybody else and concentrate on learning how to punctuate.

  23. crappygovernment says: Jul 15, 2017 8:15 PM

    Ever hear the term red diaper babies? Many of today’s moguls and media types are blood relatives of these marxists/globalists who moved to the USA after they had stolen everything of value from the USSR. They are fighting the same battle against western civilization today in America and Tebow is in their way.

  24. dregonspengler says: Jul 15, 2017 11:24 PM

    crappygovernment says:
    Ever hear the term red diaper babies?

    My friend, you really should stay away from football talk sites. I’d say a web site that focuses on tin-foil hats, black helicopters, the Illuminati, UFOs, conspiracy theories, or perhaps Elvis sightings would be more up your alley.

  25. crappygovernment says: Jul 16, 2017 11:14 AM

    Facts are facts, Egon. Pick up a book and learn some history of marxists/globalists and other 1 world government clowns.

    Think of how fired up you would be if your team defeated Tebow on the gridiron. You and the rest of the Jesus, Tebow and Western Civilization haters would be walking on air for days!

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