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Tim Tebow's baseball future Jersey

Messaggiodi Helena il 11 aprile 2017, 7:05

Around baseball, there are stories of longshots who, through perseverance, opportunity and skill, made careers for themselves. The New York Mets have every reason to want Tebow to succeed. His popularity is legitimate and immense. On the same day Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, a true franchise player based in New York, went on the disabled list for an unknown period of time, Tebow going yard in a minor league game made for bigger news. Perhaps that’s an indictment of the media, though there’s a strong argument to be made that Tebow, because of his football history and the novelty of his attempt at a baseball career, qualifies as plenty newsworthy. Michael Jordan’s baseball Braden Holtby Authentic Jersey career drew plenty of coverage, and before trying to argue that he was Michael Jordan and this is Tim Tebow, remember: In 2017, Tebow is undoubtedly one of the 10 most recognized athletes in America.
Like a bullfighter, pull back red shroud of hope, apply cruel stab of reality: This is the first week of the season, one in which the division leaders in the major leagues include the Twins, Angels, Phillies, Reds, Rockies and Diamondbacks. Tebow’s home runs came off two guys named Domenic Mazza and Jose Morel, neither of whom has been mistaken for a prospect. In his 114 professional plate appearances, Tebow has struck out 33 times and managed 10 walks. His swing is a work in progress, his arm fringy, his outfield defense dubious.
That made two in his first three professional games for the Columbia Fireflies.For his next act, he will turn water into wine.
He is 29 years old and playing against kids two-thirds his age in low-A.
Tim Tebow is a world-class athlete who has devoted the better part of a year to learning to play baseball. He is a monster at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, and physics dictates that a human being who combines special fast-twitch skills with obscene strength will be able to do things like hit baseballs very far. The question never was whether Tebow would be able to hit for power. It’s: Can he do all the other things that make a baseball player a baseball player?
Tim Tebow hit two home runs in his first three games for the Columbia Fireflies.
Tim Tebow does provide, without question, is the opportunity for baseball to get a better sense of the limitations of its talent pool and pave the way for others in better situations than Tebow to see the sport as the potential lifeline it can be.
While Tebow is admittedly a one-man sample, and a poor one at that due to http://www.officialrockieshop.com/authentic-17-todd-helton-jersey.html his age, he can provide the Mets with up-close-and-personal knowledge about the struggles of someone not reared at higher levels by the sport trying to transition back into it. Where is the knowledge gap? What is teachable? How best can a team approach a raw athlete and hone tools into skills?
If this is nothing more than a one-off – and considering Tebow’s presence always has felt more about marketing than studying him, the chances of that are good – then it would be a blown opportunity by the Mets, who can argue to every football washout that they’re the organization that best understands the unique struggles of switching sports. Better than any sport, baseball is suited for it because of a professional minor league system that caters to a longer development curve.
It’s a compelling argument, and if a team tries it on enough players, it will work. Even in the sport-specialization era, enough evidence of past successes – Deion Sanders, Brian Jordan and Bo Jackson, among others – makes for the possibility of future success. If …
Shohei Otani can pitch and hit at an otherworldly level, surely learning one discipline is possible. Otani was the other non-major leaguer in the news this week, first for a “60 Minutes” interview in which he discussed possibly forgoing hundreds of millions of dollars to pitch in the major leagues next season and then for suffering a leg injury that may sideline him until June.
Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 21 at-bats without a strikeout to start the season. (Getty Images)
Like Posey, Realmuto is a converted infielder, drafted in 2010 after playing shortstop at his Oklahoma high school and moved immediately to catcher. Scouts saw his body filling out into the stout catcher-type, and it did, as he packs 210 pounds on his 6-foot-1 frame. Realmuto hit .303 last season and the Marlins raved about how on a team with Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Dee Gordon, among others, he emerged as the leader.
The pop he showed in the first week, with a .909 slugging percentage, is gravy when it comes to a catcher who can start a season stacking four multi-hit games. The best part: Against the hard-throwing Nationals and Mets staffs, he went 21 at-bats without a strikeout before getting punched in the ninth inning Sunday by Addison Reed.
Since it would be heresy to ever suggest Realmuto today is every bit as good as Still just 21, Mazara spent the season’s first week reminding those who gave him a pass why they did. His 1.212 OPS is fifth in the AL – behind Miguel Sano, James McCann, Avisail Garcia and Khris Davis, naturally – and the beauty of Mazara’s languid left-handed swing is something to behold.
Among Mazara, Rougned Odor and Joey Gallo, the Rangers have three lefty mashers, none older than 23, and any thoughts of a grim future should be put on hold accordingly. Young players are, and will continue to be, the lifeblood of every organization in the game, and it’s why someone like …
J.T. Realmuto means as much as he does to the Miami Marlins. Though at 26 he’s wizened next to the Rangers’ triumvirate, he may be better than any of them today and is wedging himself in the catching group behind Buster Posey, whose stranglehold on best-in-the-game status shows no sign of abating.
It’s like when you’re frantically searching for your sunglasses, tearing apart couch cushions and emptying cabinets, only to realize they’re on your head. Molina, and anyone with even a cursory knowledge of grip enhancements, understood what had happened. The rest of the world needed an explanation.
OK, now that the bad-joke portion of the proceedings is done, may we all come to the consensus on something: Tim Tebow playing baseball Jason Motte Authentic Jersey is a good thing .
Tim Tebow is not preventing some future star from staying in the Mets organization.
May we once and for all end the argument that Tebow is taking up the roster spot for a real baseball player? Players who get cut at low A do not make it. Period. Tebow is not preventing some future star from staying in the Mets organization.
And let’s also acknowledge that because of his renown, his experiences, his having guided teams to actual, tangible, meaningful victories both college and professional, having Tebow around might be a good thing for the others with him. By all accounts, he has handled himself well enough, and while many in the Mets’ clubhouse saw him as an earnest puppet, his act plays with kids whose histories pale comparatively. That might not matter, but it might, too.
Look, four dozen other guys in the minor leagues hit a pair of home runs this week, including the aforementioned Barreto, old friend Pedro Alvarez and a bunch of luminaries you’ve never heard of before and never will again. So ginning up excitement over Tim Tebow, ballplayer deluxe, isn’t just short-sighted. It’s disingenuous.
It’s going to take far longer to know what Tim Tebow really can be, and almost everything is going against him. And that’s OK. Tebow is the same athlete he ever was, and though he failed at the last sport he believed he could play, this is another shot, another career, another opportunity to stay true and always believe, no matter how foolish it may seem.
For two http://www.officialcapitalsauthentic.com/Alex_Ovechkin_Jersey decades now, the slow bleed of top-tier athletes away from baseball has eaten away at its talent pool. Most choose football, as football not only presents a better opportunity at playing in college because of its vast scholarship advantages but resonates far more across the country. Baseball says it’s America’s pastime; football knows it is.
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