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(ESPN)   Mets fans want Tim Tebow called up before September, say they need him to give the team last rites   ( espn.com) divider line
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2017-07-17 02:25:17 PM  
nothing else is going on with them, so why the fark not.
 
2017-07-17 05:15:55 PM  
Let's get this sideshow off the sidelines
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2017-07-17 06:02:12 PM  
Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?
 
2017-07-17 06:06:57 PM  

Entertherat: Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?


The mets suck, they aren't drawing for shiat, their merch isn't selling...it's a virtual lock that he'll end the season in the big leagues just to sell some more jerseys and put asses in the seats.
 
2017-07-17 06:54:07 PM  

Entertherat: Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?


There have been plenty of guys who went from A ball straight to the show, and it wasn't that long ago that college guys would occasionally go straight from the draft to the big leagues.

That said, Tim Tebow has nothing in common with any of those talented prospects. So it's a judgement call - will the ticket sales and added attention outweigh the hit to their reputation?
 
2017-07-17 07:25:21 PM  
Since this is the Mets we're talking about I'm going to assume that Tebow is going to bat .405 with seven homers in September and then rip his groin clean open running the bases in spring training.
 
2017-07-17 07:26:57 PM  

stir22: Entertherat: Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?

The mets suck, they aren't drawing for shiat, their merch isn't selling...it's a virtual lock that he'll end the season in the big leagues just to sell some more jerseys and put asses in the seats.


It's past that.  The media has decided, and so it shall be.  From mid-August till the inevitable last-moment call-up, expect nothing from sports talking heads but, "When are the Mets going to call up Tebow?"  There will of course be the usual variations on the theme, the 'he's done so well in the minors he'll be sure to be a superstar," the "it violates the sanctity of the game and I won't have it!  Harumph!" the "Controvery reigns over the possibility of Tim Tebow being called to the majors," all the usual talking points for the pundits to toss around, but it's already a foregone conclusion.

And then, when he gets his first hit, there will be gushing, and when he vanishes back to Florida to pretend to 'consider his future' before resigning in ignomious disgrace yet again, the media will be right there, saying that the Mets were wrong all along.

It's as formulaic as a Greek tragedy now.  Sophocles would be embarrassed by the predictability.
 
2017-07-17 07:33:45 PM  
He's up to High-A ball now, and (amazingly enough) doesn't seem completely out of his league any more.

Not a Tebow fan, but he's actually hitting the ball - a 12-game hitting streak, a 0.308 batting average, and a 0.915 OPS are certainly respectable. Still may have some fielding issues, though (12 for 13 in the outfield).
 
2017-07-17 08:37:10 PM  

dukeblue219: Entertherat: Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?

There have been plenty of guys who went from A ball straight to the show, and it wasn't that long ago that college guys would occasionally go straight from the draft to the big leagues.

That said, Tim Tebow has nothing in common with any of those talented prospects. So it's a judgement call - will the ticket sales and added attention outweigh the hit to their reputation?


Players jumping directly to the majors was a lot more common in the Bonus Rule era and the 70s.  Since 1980, only 8 players have gone directly to the majors:  Pete Incaviligia, John Olerud, Jim Abbott, Chan Ho Park, Darren Dreifort, Ariel Prieto, Xavier Nady, and Mike Leake.  7 of the 8 came from college (Prieto came from a Caribbean winter league).  5 of the 8 were pitchers.
 
2017-07-17 08:47:41 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Since this is the Mets we're talking about I'm going to assume that Tebow is going to bat .405 with seven homers in September and then rip his groin clean open running the bases in spring training.


That would almost, but not quite, be the Metsiest thing ever.

Hold me.
 
2017-07-17 08:57:39 PM  
This is all a plan by Mr Met to get Tebow in the pool.

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Keep it fabulous Mr Met.
 
2017-07-17 09:02:48 PM  
In other news, they only play 7 innings in high-A ball?
 
2017-07-17 09:13:20 PM  

ClipJoint: In other news, they only play 7 innings in high-A ball?


Only if it's a double-header. (Which the St. Lucie Mets played last Thursday.)
 
2017-07-17 09:58:09 PM  

kazrak: He's up to High-A ball now, and (amazingly enough) doesn't seem completely out of his league any more.

Not a Tebow fan, but he's actually hitting the ball - a 12-game hitting streak, a 0.308 batting average, and a 0.915 OPS are certainly respectable. Still may have some fielding issues, though (12 for 13 in the outfield).


Yeah but he is a good guy who loves Jesus so the Fark Fedora Crew will have to hate him regardless
 
2017-07-17 11:58:00 PM  

kazrak: He's up to High-A ball now, and (amazingly enough) doesn't seem completely out of his league any more.

Not a Tebow fan, but he's actually hitting the ball - a 12-game hitting streak, a 0.308 batting average, and a 0.915 OPS are certainly respectable. Still may have some fielding issues, though (12 for 13 in the outfield).


He's been better in High-A than he was in Low-A, and was better in Low-A than he was in instructional league.

Put him in MLB and he's gonna hit .450 (in limited action).

/same as his completion percentage
 
2017-07-18 01:14:16 AM  
Wow I never would have guessed his slash line would have ever be that good.
 
2017-07-18 03:45:07 AM  
How about get to AA, then AAA. Then we'll talk about the majors.
 
2017-07-18 03:50:33 AM  

stir22: Entertherat: Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?

The mets suck, they aren't drawing for shiat, their merch isn't selling...it's a virtual lock that he'll end the season in the big leagues just to sell some more jerseys and put asses in the seats.


That ain't going to help the Mets. The only draw in New York baseball right now is Aaron Judge.
 
2017-07-18 07:30:57 AM  
Tim is Protestant subby....they don't do that last rite bull shiat.
 
2017-07-18 09:04:56 AM  

kazrak: He's up to High-A ball now, and (amazingly enough) doesn't seem completely out of his league any more.

Not a Tebow fan, but he's actually hitting the ball - a 12-game hitting streak, a 0.308 batting average, and a 0.915 OPS are certainly respectable. Still may have some fielding issues, though (12 for 13 in the outfield).


Sounds like he'll be DH'ing thenOH WAIT
 
2017-07-18 11:19:22 AM  
I have no specific hate for Tebow. However: Tim Tebow is a below average minor league player. He'd only get the opportunity to come up as a way for the Mets to sell tickets. We all know this.
 
2017-07-18 11:51:27 AM  

WinoRhino: I have no specific hate for Tebow. However: Tim Tebow is a below average minor league player. He'd only get the opportunity to come up as a way for the Mets to sell tickets. We all know this.


Well, when you are 14 games out of first place, it's time to start doing stupid stunts to put butts in the seats.  It would be more of a problem if they were actually in contention; but they aren't, so screw it.
 
2017-07-18 12:48:42 PM  
I hope he has a salty A-ball veteran to help him with his cliches.
 
2017-07-18 01:01:54 PM  

WinoRhino: I have no specific hate for Tebow. However: Tim Tebow is a below average minor league player. He'd only get the opportunity to come up as a way for the Mets to sell tickets. We all know this.


Watch minor league ball, he is not below average nor is he stealing someones position anymore.  As pointed out 12-game hitting streak, a 0.308 batting average, and a 0.915 OPS, 12 for 13 in the outfield
 
2017-07-18 02:33:38 PM  

Entertherat: Seriously, aren't there a couple of leagues to get through before he gets called up? Isn't he still in single A? Is getting called up even a remote possibility?


You can call players up from any level of minor league ball -- hell, if you wanted to, you could put them directly on the roster out of high school or college without having them go through the minors at all.  Obviously, though, you usually do want to see players in the higher tiers of the minor leagues before you bring them up.
 
2017-07-18 02:52:20 PM  

MtnByker: WinoRhino: I have no specific hate for Tebow. However: Tim Tebow is a below average minor league player. He'd only get the opportunity to come up as a way for the Mets to sell tickets. We all know this.

Watch minor league ball, he is not below average nor is he stealing someones position anymore.  As pointed out 12-game hitting streak, a 0.308 batting average, and a 0.915 OPS, 12 for 13 in the outfield


Hrmmm.... I'm willing to admit when I'm wrong. He's been doing good with St. Lucie.  He was sucking pretty hard before getting moved up, though. Guess that's why I'm not a scout. They obviously know something I don't! But you know, it has only been 20 games. Pablo Sandoval had a limited stretch this year when he was batting over .350, so let's see how this plays out.
 
2017-07-18 03:01:23 PM  
Hell call me up. I played little league.
 
2017-07-18 06:04:35 PM  
call him up for the last home game of the year for shiats and giggles. it would put some butts in the seats, sell some merchandise, and bring some levity to the dumpster fire that is the Mets, like when a position player pitches for a team down by 15 runs. and who knows, given that Tebow's been improving, he might even do okay.
 
2017-07-18 07:38:58 PM  

virulent_loser: call him up for the last home game of the year for shiats and giggles. it would put some butts in the seats, sell some merchandise, and bring some levity to the dumpster fire that is the Mets, like when a position player pitches for a team down by 15 runs. and who knows, given that Tebow's been improving, he might even do okay.


Doesn't work like that. If you bring him up, you'd do it when you make the 40 man roster. Otherwise you'd just be short a guy for the whole end of the season. And if you wanted to take him off the 40-man roster, he'd have to sit on waivers for ten days first. So if they do actually think he ever will be good enough for MLB, they wouldn't want to call him up and then send him down, because someone could take him without compensation. And he's not good enough to hold that spot for all of September. I do hope he makes it to MLB, but on the merits, not as a sideshow.
 
2017-07-18 09:15:50 PM  

proteus_b: virulent_loser: call him up for the last home game of the year for shiats and giggles. it would put some butts in the seats, sell some merchandise, and bring some levity to the dumpster fire that is the Mets, like when a position player pitches for a team down by 15 runs. and who knows, given that Tebow's been improving, he might even do okay.

Doesn't work like that. If you bring him up, you'd do it when you make the 40 man roster. Otherwise you'd just be short a guy for the whole end of the season. And if you wanted to take him off the 40-man roster, he'd have to sit on waivers for ten days first. So if they do actually think he ever will be good enough for MLB, they wouldn't want to call him up and then send him down, because someone could take him without compensation. And he's not good enough to hold that spot for all of September. I do hope he makes it to MLB, but on the merits, not as a sideshow.


...okay, I'm going claim old age/temporary insanity/I don't even know what, because I had completely forgotten all of that, which as a diehard baseball fan I had no business doing. I don't know what the fark my problem is. thank you for correcting me; I'm going to go sit in the dunce chair.
 
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