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(NYPost)   Tim Tebow, who was just demoted to AAA by the Mets, says he's not giving up on his dream of making it to the big leagues and still believes he can do it   (nypost.com) divider line
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2019-03-12 12:32:13 PM  
You believe in a lot of things, doesn't make any of them true
 
2019-03-12 12:45:02 PM  
He's going to get a Major League at bat this year.
 
2019-03-12 12:59:45 PM  
Well ... it's nice to have goals.
 
2019-03-12 01:09:16 PM  
Better than my Little League stats.  They didn't have a Farm League to demote me to so they shipped me off to basketball.
 
2019-03-12 01:14:14 PM  
Two years ago, he was at sub-A/A ball.
Last year, he was at AA (with better stats than he had at A).
This year he starts at AAA.

He plays for the Mets.

Yeah, he's gonna play in MLB this year if he doesn't get hurt again.
 
2019-03-12 01:15:28 PM  

JerseyTim: He's going to get a Major League at bat this year.


Well, yeah, when rosters expand to 40 players on Sept 1 and the Mets are 30 games out, of course they're gonna bring him up.  What else can they do?
 
2019-03-12 01:16:55 PM  
Well, the team in my area is AA so I'll be sure to go over to a few games once Timmy slips a level.
 
2019-03-12 01:17:04 PM  
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2019-03-12 01:24:50 PM  
He was AA last year, so going to AAA this year is a promotion.
 
rka
2019-03-12 01:28:25 PM  
That dude has a lot of dreams.

He should team up with Russell Wilson and get a copy of Wilson's Dream App on his phone. You know, to keep track of all those dreams.
 
2019-03-12 01:30:10 PM  
Unlikely?  They already promoted him to AAA!

Does anyone really think The Mets aren't putting this guy into a jersey at some point this year?
 
2019-03-12 01:37:46 PM  
I'm sure there's an excellent church softball league in Texas or Oklahoma that would love to have Timmy on a team.

Then they can share meaningful Bible verses at over supper at Denny's after the game.
 
2019-03-12 01:45:37 PM  
Welcome to Syracuse, Tim!
 
2019-03-12 01:59:27 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: Unlikely?  They already promoted him to AAA!

Does anyone really think The Mets aren't putting this guy into a jersey at some point this year?


Some people in this thread do.  The reasons they think that have nothing to do with baseball.  But, they are hoping he doesn't make it.

He will get called up after the All-Star break when the Mets are done and they want to boost ticket sales.  He's a novelty act.  Yes, he's qualified when looking at him just in a snapshot of his career potential, but the Mets are not going to spend...HEY!!!  WAIT A MINUTE!  This is the Mets.  Hmmmm.

On 2nd thought, he will make it and he might get a 13 yr, $900 mm contract to boot, get injured signing the contract and go into the broadcast booth as one of their greatest Mets ever, right next to Keith HERnanDez.
 
2019-03-12 02:03:03 PM  
He's headed in the right direction and may even get a crack at the Majors this year.
 
2019-03-12 02:03:06 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: Unlikely?  They already promoted him to AAA!

Does anyone really think The Mets aren't putting this guy into a jersey at some point this year?


People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.
 
2019-03-12 02:08:45 PM  

akula: Big Beef Burrito: Unlikely?  They already promoted him to AAA!

Does anyone really think The Mets aren't putting this guy into a jersey at some point this year?

People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.


This

He's going to play in the show this year and I dare say he has earned his place there by working his way through the system over the last few years.

I have never understood the hardcore hate this kid gets on this site. He was a serviceable QB and had many clutch moments throughout his NFL career. He was an all-timer in College. And he's going to be at least a cup-of-coffee guy in the Majors.

I get his religious and political beliefs might not be all that palatable for some here but the bitter and nasty comments in every Tebow thread are beyond predictable at this point
 
2019-03-12 02:16:44 PM  
Kid the Universe:
I get his religious and political beliefs might not be all that palatable for some here but the bitter and nasty comments in every Tebow thread are beyond predictable at this point

Tebow is a Christian and has been in a Pro Life commercial.  That's enough for the Fark crowd of SJW's.
 
2019-03-12 02:18:35 PM  
As others have pointed out, he wasn't "demoted." He's never played as high as the AAA level before, so it's actually a promotion.

Here's something you might not know, Subby: Being invited to the major league team's spring training camp is not the same thing as being on the major league team.  Each MLB team can have no more than 25 players on their team at the start of the season, though several times that number, including a large number of players from various minor league affiliates of the team, are invited to team's training camp each spring to work out with the big-league team and, as the spring progresses, some players are designated for assignment/released, some are assigned to various minor league camps, and 25 stay on the major league team's active roster to start the season.  Occasionally, one of the lower minor league players will open everybody's eyes by having an amazing and surprising spring and will be left on the big league roster to start the season, but I doubt very many people had predicted that Tebow would be one of those.
 
2019-03-12 02:23:11 PM  
People who think the Mets will be 30 games out by July have not been paying attention this spring
 
2019-03-12 02:25:00 PM  

akula: People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.


He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time. He's still a novelty act and probably getting sent to AAA because the Mets have two actual outfield prospects in their top 30 prospects that need to be playing at AA.
 
2019-03-12 02:29:53 PM  

JDAT: Kid the Universe:
I get his religious and political beliefs might not be all that palatable for some here but the bitter and nasty comments in every Tebow thread are beyond predictable at this point

Tebow is a Christian and has been in a Pro Life commercial.  That's enough for the Fark crowd of SJW's.


I just hated him because he sucked at pro football and never considered a position change.
 
2019-03-12 02:37:03 PM  

Kid the Universe: akula: Big Beef Burrito: Unlikely?  They already promoted him to AAA!

Does anyone really think The Mets aren't putting this guy into a jersey at some point this year?

People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.

This

He's going to play in the show this year and I dare say he has earned his place there by working his way through the system over the last few years.

I have never understood the hardcore hate this kid gets on this site. He was a serviceable QB and had many clutch moments throughout his NFL career. He was an all-timer in College. And he's going to be at least a cup-of-coffee guy in the Majors.

I get his religious and political beliefs might not be all that palatable for some here but the bitter and nasty comments in every Tebow thread are beyond predictable at this point


Serviceable QB? LoL. He went 2-8 in a game against the Chiefs. Show me a single other QB that would get the "serviceable" tag when throwing under 10 passes for a 25% completion rate as a starter. If it wasn't for his cult support, he would have been benched long ago.
 
2019-03-12 02:40:08 PM  

GQueue: akula: People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.

He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time. He's still a novelty act and probably getting sent to AAA because the Mets have two actual outfield prospects in their top 30 prospects that need to be playing at AA.


Good Lord that.

Anyone thinking he has "earned" some kind of promotion to the ML level is smoking crack.     The guy is a career .244 hitter at AA and below.  Any other player on Earth not named Tim Tebow with his line would be selling cars right now.
 
2019-03-12 02:43:29 PM  

GQueue: akula: People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.

He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time. He's still a novelty act and probably getting sent to AAA because the Mets have two actual outfield prospects in their top 30 prospects that need to be playing at AA.


If he's that bad, why not just release him? Oh, yeah, you think he's the result of somebody playing the long con to sell a lot of tickets to conservative religious folks. Because apparently there's a lot of those in Queens.

A team would be damn foolish to waste a AAA slot on somebody who doesn't have the potential to reach the majors. Bill Veeck's been dead for over 30 years. Teams aren't spending AAA spots for players who are lousy. Yeah, there's career AAA guys who never quite make the majors, there's AAAA guys who are good enough to come up and help out a bit when rosters expand. But you make that level, you've got potential.

He's still learning and developing as a player. Maybe the clock will run out on his athletic ability. Maybe he'll lose patience with the climb. Maybe he'll make the majors.
 
2019-03-12 02:44:17 PM  
He's gonna be In the show by June.
 
2019-03-12 02:48:06 PM  
Huh.

If he gets called up, he'll be the first position player born in the Philippines to play in MLB.
 
2019-03-12 02:48:38 PM  
He's 31 years old, and probably as good at baseball as he's going to get. They'll stick him in AAA, then call him up if a couple guys get hurt, to let their other prospects continue to develop. Their last series in Miami is July 12-14, so maybe they'll give him a start in his home state if he's on the 25 man roster by then.
 
2019-03-12 02:55:23 PM  

Kid the Universe: He's going to play in the show this year and I dare say he has earned his place there by working his way through the system over the last few years.


His stats are terrible for AA.  He's a 30 year old with no show experience who strikes out too much and bats under .250.

If he gets at bats in prime time, it's as a novelty act to sell tickets.  Not for his numbers.  He's earned nothing more than another stint in minor league ball, at most.
 
2019-03-12 02:55:41 PM  

GQueue: He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time.


He hits pretty well relative to his league level.

No one cares about strike out rates anymore (Rob Deer weeps into his beer).
 
2019-03-12 02:57:35 PM  

Kid the Universe: akula: Big Beef Burrito: Unlikely?  They already promoted him to AAA!

Does anyone really think The Mets aren't putting this guy into a jersey at some point this year?

People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.

This

He's going to play in the show this year and I dare say he has earned his place there by working his way through the system over the last few years.

I have never understood the hardcore hate this kid gets on this site. He was a serviceable QB and had many clutch moments throughout his NFL career. He was an all-timer in College. And he's going to be at least a cup-of-coffee guy in the Majors.

I get his religious and political beliefs might not be all that palatable for some here but the bitter and nasty comments in every Tebow thread are beyond predictable at this point


he's a missionary. fark that noise.
 
2019-03-12 02:59:07 PM  

brap: Better than my Little League stats.  They didn't have a Farm League to demote me to so they shipped me off to basketball.


I wasn't good enough for land sports, I got shipped to swimming.
 
2019-03-12 03:01:14 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Serviceable QB? LoL. He went 2-8 in a game against the Chiefs. Show me a single other QB that would get the "serviceable" tag when throwing under 10 passes for a 25% completion rate as a starter. If it wasn't for his cult support, he would have been benched long ago.


http://pfref.com/tiny/p41xu

Hey look, Troy Aikman is on this list.
https://www.pro-football-reference.com​/boxscores/200009030dal.htm

So are Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Mark Brunell, Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo, Alex Smith, and Vinny Testaverde (2x!).
 
2019-03-12 03:06:43 PM  

This text is now purple: No one cares about strike out rates anymore (Rob Deer weeps into his beer).


They care if your OBP doesn't make up for it.  Your normal .06 bump from batting average isn't sufficient if you strike out almost 40% of the time you're at bat (where he was in 2018).  You can't even usefully push runners.
 
2019-03-12 03:10:19 PM  

Kid the Universe: He was a serviceable QB


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2019-03-12 03:17:23 PM  
He could've gone to play for Steve Spurrier and made the entirety of Northeast Florida, um, extremely joyous, but NO!  He still has to try and play for the accursed Mets!
 
2019-03-12 03:29:07 PM  

This text is now purple: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Serviceable QB? LoL. He went 2-8 in a game against the Chiefs. Show me a single other QB that would get the "serviceable" tag when throwing under 10 passes for a 25% completion rate as a starter. If it wasn't for his cult support, he would have been benched long ago.

http://pfref.com/tiny/p41xu

Hey look, Troy Aikman is on this list.
https://www.pro-football-reference.com​/boxscores/200009030dal.htm

So are Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Mark Brunell, Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo, Alex Smith, and Vinny Testaverde (2x!).


Oh, you mean a game where Aikman was hurt on a sack and replaced by Randall Cunningham early on? Or the game where Testaverde was hurt on the first drive and replaced by Ray Lucas. Or a game where Brett Favre was hurt and replaced by Tavaris Jackson? Or a game where Tony Romo was hurt after two passes and replaced by Stephen McGee?

Every other QB I checked on that list went out of the game with injury. Tebow went with to wire.

Nice try.
 
2019-03-12 03:32:16 PM  

bluorangefyre: He could've gone to play for Steve Spurrier and made the entirety of Northeast Florida, um, extremely joyous, but NO!  He still has to try and play for the accursed Mets!


Tebow and Spurrier have a lot in common: Florida Gator quarterbacks, Heisman winners, complete busts as NFL QBs.
 
2019-03-12 04:03:27 PM  

Rent Party: GQueue: akula: People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.

He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time. He's still a novelty act and probably getting sent to AAA because the Mets have two actual outfield prospects in their top 30 prospects that need to be playing at AA.

Good Lord that.

Anyone thinking he has "earned" some kind of promotion to the ML level is smoking crack.     The guy is a career .244 hitter at AA and below.  Any other player on Earth not named Tim Tebow with his line would be selling cars right now.


That's a little disingenuous.  His numbers are going up every year except home runs.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/reg​ister/player.fcgi?id=tebow-000tim
 
2019-03-12 04:20:16 PM  
He's not praying hard enough
 
2019-03-12 04:22:55 PM  

dk47: That's a little disingenuous. His numbers are going up every year except home runs.


"Every year"?  He's had two years.  Two.  And while his batting average has gone up a bit, his strike out rate have gone up much faster, and his walks have come down.  He's actually lost value as an offensive player between the two years.
 
2019-03-12 04:33:46 PM  

booztravlr: Welcome to Syracuse, Tim!


Yeah. Can't wait to see you come to Rochester. Hopefully we can get some free tacos when you get fanned.
 
2019-03-12 04:34:59 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Oh, you mean a game where Aikman was hurt on a sack and replaced by Randall Cunningham early on?


I meant the game where Aikman went 1-4 with a sack and a pick-6.
 
2019-03-12 05:03:27 PM  

akula: A team would be damn foolish to waste a AAA slot on somebody who doesn't have the potential to reach the majors.


Teams do it all the time. Someone has to play the outfield, plenty of teams playing org guys/minor league vets at an outfield slot, and not that many teams are so loaded with prospects that their entire AAA, AA and A+ rosters are all occupied by prospects, especially in the outfield. Sometimes a team thinks they can fix a guy who stalled elsewhere but probably can't. Sometimes a guy is a known AAAA player who helps the minor league team win games. Others are 29, 30, 31 year olds still kicking around the minors as minor league vets. It's not even THAT crazy to use a roster slot on a novelty who could potentially sell some jerseys and tickets. Last year the Mets AAA team had minor league vets in both corner OF slots, neither of them are with the organization anymore.

It's pretty crazy to pretend he's an actual prospect though. I wouldn't be surprised if the Mets brought him up in September if they're out of it because again, jerseys and tickets, but if their 40 man is full, I can't see them dumping a guy off the 40 man that might have some semblance of major league value just for that novelty either.

Well, not unless the Wilpons order the front office to do so. Which they might!
 
2019-03-12 05:47:23 PM  

dk47: Rent Party: GQueue: akula: People forget what AAA level is for. Those are the ones putting finishing touches on before heading to the Show. If he wasn't any good he'd be no higher than AA. Probably wouldn't even still be around. That they keep moving him up indicates they see talent there- potentially major league talent.

He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time. He's still a novelty act and probably getting sent to AAA because the Mets have two actual outfield prospects in their top 30 prospects that need to be playing at AA.

Good Lord that.

Anyone thinking he has "earned" some kind of promotion to the ML level is smoking crack.     The guy is a career .244 hitter at AA and below.  Any other player on Earth not named Tim Tebow with his line would be selling cars right now.

That's a little disingenuous.  His numbers are going up every year except home runs.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/reg​ister/player.fcgi?id=tebow-000tim


That's not disingenuous.  He has hit over .250 *once* and that was in the Eastern League.

Going from shiat to shinola is "going up" I guess, but it doesn't make you a major league baseball player.
 
2019-03-12 05:52:33 PM  

This text is now purple: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Oh, you mean a game where Aikman was hurt on a sack and replaced by Randall Cunningham early on?

I meant the game where Aikman went 1-4 with a sack and a pick-6.


Yeah, because he was pulled out of the game due to injury and his replacement went on to throw a professional QB number of passes.  The only comparable game to Tebow's I can find is a 4-7 performance by Chris Weinke. Would you call Weinke a "serviceable" NFL quarterback?

Tebow was a bad QB. Get over it.
 
2019-03-12 05:53:38 PM  
If anything, he'll sell some jerseys if he gets a few at bats with the Mets.  When Philadelphia signed him, there was a fark ton of Tebow Eagles jerseys in the stands even though he was only here during the preseason.

While I respect his absolute dedication, he should have just transitioned over to being a tight end in the NFL.  He would still be playing.
 
2019-03-12 06:18:50 PM  

Magnus: He will get called up after the All-Star break when the Mets are done and they want to boost ticket sales. He's a novelty act.


This. If he were not already famous with a devoted fan base of magic believers we would not be having this conversation. Because roster spots are precious and developing talent is expensive. Zero pecent chance the Mets would have spent this time and effort on a THIS level of talent when he is going to be 32 farking years old for his first big league appearance. One could argue they wouldn't have wasted the time even if he was ten years younger given that slow LF's with low power numbers aren't in high demand.
 
2019-03-12 06:38:59 PM  

This text is now purple: GQueue: He's a 30 year old banjo-hitting outfielder that doesn't steal bases and strikes out over a third of the time.

He hits pretty well relative to his league level.

No one cares about strike out rates anymore (Rob Deer weeps into his beer).


At the top level.  At lower levels, strike out rates do matter, because each tier you climb you see dramatic talent differences in pitching.  The negatives project and overcome the positives.

If he makes the pros, more power to him, but I don't expect it to be based on anything but financials for the team.  Just go out there, and wave your little hat around.
 
2019-03-12 06:41:30 PM  
He needs to get big again just so I can text "TEEEEEEEBS!!!!!" on the group text anytime he does anything moderately good. My friends found this intensely annoying, much to my delight.
 
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