Tuesday, August 15, 2017

UPDATE: Tim Tebow goes 4 for 34 in last 10 games, now batting .220 for the season

Source:  MiLB

Batting average droped 31 points over the last 10 games.

Don't be surprised if the Mets call Tebow up in September.   Seventeen games out of 1st place, 10 games below .500, their season is over as far as reaching the playoffs is concerned.  Despite what Mets GM Sandy Alderson said in July, the team will need to generate some excitement to put more fannies in the seats at Citi Field through thte end of the regular season.

mlb.com (highlight added)

4/20/2017 update, "Tim Tebow's batting average drops 75 points during past 10 days", starts here.

Source:  Columbia Fireflies (highlight added)

Fireflies rival trolls Tebow on Twitter.  (The Island Packet, 3/21/2017)
On it’s social media account, the Drive, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, teed off on Tebow. It started off by making light of Tebow’s struggles at the plate during spring training, making ticket holders an offer of free hamburgers from Burger King should Tebow strike out three times or more during a game in their series in Greenville from June 13-15.

Original 4/10/2017 post, "Fetishizing Tim Tebow", starts here.

As in to treat him with extravagant irrational devotion.

Photo credit:  Major League Baseball
As the Associated Press pointed out after his first home run, this isn’t necessarily a sign that Tebow is going to be a slugger. He hit a home run during his first at-bat in the Instructional League last fall, but averaged .148 in 27 appearances* during spring training for the Mets,

*That would be 4 hits in 27 at-bats, lower than any other position player currently on the Mets roster.

As of this morning, he's batting .231 -- 3 for 13, with 2 home runs -- for the class-A Columbia Fireflies

The 29-year-old Tim Tebow is playing baseball because he's Tim Tebow, not because he's earned it.  He continues to keep a more deserving player off a minor-league baseball roster.

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