That said, we can't ignore the very real truth that Tebow actually got better previous year the more he played. "Defensively, just continuing to get a lot more reps, working on jumps, quickness right off the bat and also base-running as well".
Tebow hit just.226 in 2017 with Low Class-A Columbia and High Class-A St. Lucie.
So, the Mets are all in on Tebow. Carter, only one season removed from leading the NL with 41 homers for Milwaukee in 2016, got a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training on Sunday.
It should fun watching him face some real big league pitching for the next month and a half. So some people say, 'Well, gee, why is he in the major league camp?' I think realistically given his age, given where he started, he and we need to try and accelerate the process. "So, I am happy he's here. I'm passionate about it, and I think for me it's being able to lock in and have tunnel vision regardless of what team I'm on wherever they decide to put me".
The 30-year-old former quarterback made his professional baseball debut last year.
"Tim Tebow is here because he can potentially help us at the major league level at some point", Mickey Callaway said.
As for the possibility of making the major league roster come April, Tebow would somehow have to manage to beat out corner outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce for a starting job and Brandon Nimmo for a spot on the Mets' bench.
It is worth noting Alderson said that down in Florida.
"This experiment, if you will, is not gonna last forever", Alderson said, via SNY.
"As an athlete, you always want to be the best you can and play at the highest level, win a championship, be the best. There's a difference between what you hope for and what you view as success".
"I don't think there's other pitching staffs out there that can say they have pitchers with better stuff (than the Mets), but the name of the game is health", said Vargas, who signed a two-year, $16 million deal plus an $8 million option for a third year. "My goal is to focus on this day and our outfield work, my training session, getting to know all the new coaches, and working as hard as I can". It is certainly a surprise, considering where Tebow is in his baseball odyssey.
It stands to reason the Mets will either assign Tebow back to High-A St. Lucie to start the regular season, or promote him to their Double-A affiliate in Binghamton. "This is entertainment. And he quietly entertains us".