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With just about all gyms and public fields closed, athletes are doing everything they can to maintain their workout schedule while at home.

By the looks of it, Tim Tebow's home routine is going quite well. 

The Mets minor leaguer posted a series of workout videos and photos to his Instagram account on Wednesday, detailing how he's altered his workouts during baseball's hiatus while working out of what appears to be his garage.

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With multiple needs and plenty of money to spend, the Jets will be active in the free agent market this offseason. However, they should be wary of wasting money on players who are declining, have injury or attitude concerns, or that might be poor scheme fits. 

Let's look at six potential signings they should probably pass on.

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Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow (Reinhold Matay)
Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow (Reinhold Matay)

The Mets made their first cuts of spring training on Friday, optioning four players to minor league camp and re-assigning seven others.

Among the most notable cuts were three of the team's top 15 prospects -- right-handed pitchers Franklyn Kilome and Jordan Humphreys and left-handed pitcher Thomas Szapucki. All three pitchers are already on the team's 40-man roster.

The players who were re-assigned to minor league camp were right-handed pitchers Matt Blackham, Stephen Nogosek, Nick Rumbelow, and Francisco Rios, catchers Austin Bossart and David Rodríguez, and outfielder Tim Tebow.

Tags: Andres Gimenez, David Peterson, Franklyn Kilome, Thomas Szapucki, Tim Tebow, Danny Abriano
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A general view at Mets spring training
A general view at Mets spring training

Mets Spring Training is in full swing in Port St. Lucie. Here's what happened Wednesday, in case you missed it...


The Mets got good news on injured J.D. Davis after the MRI on his shoulder revealed no new structural damage >> Read more

Edwin Diaz reacted after his uneven debut, saying he was "a little bit anxious" >> Read more

After his spring training debut, Noah Syndergaard spoke about the connection he had with Wilson Ramos >> Read more

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Feb 24, 2020; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow flies out to left field in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports  (Jim Rassol)
Feb 24, 2020; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow flies out to left field in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)

Tim Tebow is set to play for Team Philippines in the Qualifying Round of the 2021 World Baseball Classic, the premier international baseball tournament announced Wednesday.

The 32-year-old LF/DH, who has been with the Mets since New York signed him to a minor-league contract in September 2016, joins the Philippines squad next month.

The Philippines' qualifiers for Pool 2 run from March 20-25 at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, with five other teams -- Czech Republic, Great Britain, New Zealand, Panama and Spain.

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Mets RHP Michael Wacha (Reinhold Matay)
Mets RHP Michael Wacha (Reinhold Matay)

Mets Spring Training is in full swing in Port St. Lucie. Here's what happened Tuesday, in case you missed it...


J.D. Davis injured his left shoulder while diving for a ball at third base and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday >> Read more

Michael Wacha weighed in on the potential that the Mets could go with an outside the box solution to fill the No. 5 slot in the rotation >> Read more

Scouts and execs weighed in on how Seth Lugo could impact the Mets' 2020 season >> Read more

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The Mets fell to the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Tuesday afternoon in Lakeland, Fla., but the loss did not come without some fireworks.

As part of a four-run top of the sixth inning, the Mets launched a pair of home runs, including a two-run blast from Tim Tebow, his first hit of 2020 first spring.

Tebow's opposite-field home run was also his first extra-base hit with the Mets in four years of spring training appearances. Tebow certainly possesses a fair amount of power, as even though he didn't hit for a high average with Triple-A Syracuse last season, he did hit four home runs.

Check out the full highlights from Tuesday's game, including Michael Wacha's spring debut, and more …

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Feb 16, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom warms-up before a workout during spring training. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)
Feb 16, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom warms-up before a workout during spring training. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)

Mets spring training is in full swing in Port St. Lucie. Here's what happened Sunday, in case you missed it...


Jed Lowrie showed up at spring training wearing an enormous brace on his knee, would not comment on what his specific ailment is, and would not commit to being ready for Opening Day >> Read more

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Feb 16, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow walks back to the clubhouse before the start of workouts at spring training. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)
Feb 16, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow walks back to the clubhouse before the start of workouts at spring training. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)

Tim Tebow doesn't downplay the fact that he has yet to fulfill his dream of playing Major League Baseball, but that hasn't stopped him. Entering his fourth season with the Mets, the 32-year-old left fielder is coming off a 2019 season at Triple-A Syracuse in which he struggled, slashing .164/.299/.338 with four home runs and 19 runs batted in over 77 games.

So the odds are more than stacked up against Tebow, the former college football star at the University of Florida (2006-09) and three-year NFL quarterback (2010-12) who signed a minor-league contract with the Mets in September 2016. But he's back once again for his latest Spring Training with the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where Tebow embraces another opportunity.

"When I love something or am passionate about it, I kind of go all in for it," Tebow said Sunday. "Hopefully, that's something that anyone can see about my life and I think that's the biggest thing and I think that's also for a time. I think there (are) seasons in our life that call for different things and, hopefully, this can be a part of that season of my life. But ... it's not something that I want to do forever. There's a lot of things that I want to do that I'm very passionate about."

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Mets' Tim Tebow spoke to media for the first time at Spring Training on Sunday, and was asked if he heard anything from the XFL.

"Yeah there was some communication," Tebow said. "We had a couple conversations ... I love what they're doing, and I think it has a chance to have success, and I think that's great.

"I think there needs to be a place for a lot of players that are really good, and should and could be playing in the NFL, and are better than a lot of NFL players. There's a chance they're going to be seen. So I think it's awesome, and I think it's good for a lot of guys that are going to get a spot on an NFL roster because they're going to show a team they're worth it. But for me, this is what I wanted to do and pursue it, and be all in."

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Mets outfielder Tim Tebow is spotted doing some early outfield drills before the team fully reports to Spring Training.

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Mar 17, 2019; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Ryley Gilliam (81) delivers a pitch in the eight inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)
Mar 17, 2019; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Ryley Gilliam (81) delivers a pitch in the eight inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)

The Mets have invited eight players to big league Spring Training, including two of their top prospects, a fast-rising bullpen arm, and Tim Tebow

The top prospects are left-handed starting pitchers David Peterson and Kevin Smith

The fast-rising bullpen arm is right-hander Ryley Gilliam.

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Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow reacts after striking out during the fourth inning against the Buffalo Bisons at NBT Bank Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow reacts after striking out during the fourth inning against the Buffalo Bisons at NBT Bank Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Everything is going well for the Mets right now, but the same cannot be said for Tim Tebow. 

The 31-year-old minor-league prospect's season is officially over due to an injury, according to Tim Healey of Newsday. 

Tebow sustained a deep cut on his left pinkie finger last month and it is not expected to heal in time for him to play again this season. 

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Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow reacts after striking out during the fourth inning against the Buffalo Bisons at NBT Bank Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow reacts after striking out during the fourth inning against the Buffalo Bisons at NBT Bank Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Tim Tebow has landed on the injured list at Triple-A Syracuse due to a left hand laceration.

The left-handed hitting outfielder cut his hand while fielding a ball on Sunday in Toledo. No exact timetable has been give as to when Tebow may return, though he's been placed on the seven-day IL. 

According to Syracuse.com, Tebow received eight stitches in what Syracuse manager Tony DeFrancesco called "an awkward spot between his index finger, his ring finger and pinkie."

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Tim Tebow has struggled all season long at AAA Syracuse, but he had a moment to forget on Tuesday.

The Syracuse Mets absolutely drubbed the Buffalo Bisons 16-2 on Tuesday night, but on a night full of highs for the Mets, Tebow delivered a low.

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May 19, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis (28) reacts in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
May 19, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis (28) reacts in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets (20-25, 6.5 GB in the NL East) return home after a nightmare trip to face the Nationals at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Here's what went down on Sunday, in case you missed it:


As the Mets were swept by the Marlins, they managed just two hits -- making Sunday the first time since 1967 that they were held to two hits or fewer in consecutive games >> Read more

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Mar 9, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) looks on from the dugout priror to the spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Mar 9, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) looks on from the dugout priror to the spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

It's not all bad in Mets land. 

While the big league team continues its troubling ways, Tim Tebow finally hit his first homer of the season in the Minors. Batting eighth and playing left field for Syracuse, Tebow followed David Thompson's solo shot with one of his own off Columbus' Asher Wojciechowski

Tebow jumped on the first pitch and drove it over the right-field wall. 

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Feb 24, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) at bat Houston Astros at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 24, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) at bat Houston Astros at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Tim Tebow is still receiving interest to play football, this time from the XFL. 

Per SI.com, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck approached the Mets' 31-year-old prospect at the Clemson-Alabama NCAA national championship game in January and "informally gauged" Tebow's football interest. 

Tebow, however, remains committed to pursuing a baseball career with the Mets but is struggling thus far in Triple-A Syracuse. 

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Mar 9, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) looks on from the dugout priror to the spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Mar 9, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) looks on from the dugout priror to the spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Triple-A Syracuse Mets have announced their Opening Day roster, and as expected, Tim Tebow is officially on it.

Tebow will continue his unlikely quest toward reaching the majors with the Mets' new Triple-A affiliate after playing 84 games with Double-A Binghamton last season. The 31-year-old former quarterback went 4-for-15 in Spring Training with one RBI and one walk.

He's among several familiar names on the squad. Carlos GomezRajai Davis, and Gregor Blanco are in an outfield which includes Tebow and Rymer Liriano.

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Dilson Herrera, Jacob Rhame, Paul Sewald, Rajai Davis, Rene Rivera, Tim Tebow
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Two-plus years into the Tim Tebow experience -- or is it experiment? -- the outfielder's most notable accomplishment in baseball circles has been turning widespread cynicism about his motives into blanket appreciation for his commitment.

After all, the former Heisman Trophy winner, and now TV star/football god in SEC country, has ridden minor-league buses all over the eastern half of the country for two seasons, making only incremental progress toward prospect status, and still Tebow perseveres.

And so even notoriously hard-bitten major-league scouts preface their harsh analysis of the player with praise for the person.

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A week after former MLB slugger Jose Canseco pledged to help Tim Tebow, the Mets prospect responded. 

"I appreciate it, anybody wanting to work with me is humbling, he's a great one at it," Tebow told reporters after being cut from camp on Tuesday. "But we have a lot of great coaches here."

Canseco, who admitted to using copious amounts of steroids during his career, saw something wrong with Tebow's swing. And he tweeted repeatedly last week about how he wants to help...

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Playing for a New York organization the second time, Tim Tebow said his tenure with the Mets is nothing like his first go-round in the Big Apple, when he was still on the gridiron with the Jets. 

Tebow, at spring training with the Mets until Monday when he was reassigned to Minor League camp, was asked how the two experiences compared. The former quarterback and current outfielder had this to say. 

"It's totally different than the Jets here," Tebow said. "I don't know there's much comparison at all. It's very, very different circumstances and I think this is one where there's been open communication the whole time -- knowing, understanding, learning. I think that's something I've really head with [Mets manager] Mickey [Callaway], with [general manager] Brodie [Van Wagenen], with everyone, and still will going forward." 

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With Opening Day 16 days away, the Mets made their third round of Spring Training roster cuts on Tuesday. 

Right-handed pitchers Paul Sewald and Jacob Rhame have been optioned to minor league camp, and Arquimedes Caminero, Andrés Giménez, Dilson Herrera, Rymer Liriano, Ali Sánchez and Tim Tebow have all been reassigned to minor league camp.

None of the players cut from camp on Tuesday were in contention for spots on the roster, and many are expected to begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse -- including Tebow.

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Tim Tebow is on the board.

Starting as the designated hitter Thursday against the Nationals, Tebow notched his first RBI of Spring Training when he hit a two-out, bases-loaded single in the sixth inning, driving in Keon Broxton

After going 1-for-3 Thursday, Tebow is 3-for-12 this spring.

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Mar 7, 2019; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Mar 7, 2019; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets lost to the Nationals, 6-4, on Thursday afternoon. >> Box score

Five things to know about Thursday's game

1. Jacob deGrom got the start and allowed two runs on two hits (including a solo homer by Adam Eaton) while walking two and striking out four in 3.0 innings. DeGrom has three more starts remaining before the season, with him scheduled to be the Opening Day starter on March 28 against the Nationals...

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Feb 24, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 24, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets (6-6-1) travel to face the Nationals (6-5) on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. 

Mets Notes...

After serving as the DH a few times, Brandon Nimmo is back playing the field for the first time since missing time with a virus last week. ... Pete Alonso gets the start at first base. ... Jacob deGrom is on the mound.

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Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco, who admitted to using copious amounts of steroids during his career, sees something wrong with Mets prospect Tim Tebow's swing. And he wants to help.

Canseco first tweeted about Tebow on Monday, saying he could help him with his swing. He then sent four more (it's not weird or anything) tweets about Tebow on Tuesday.

Click below to see...

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Mets OF Tim Tebow got his first two hits of Spring Training on Monday in Port St. Lucie.

Click below for highlights from Monday's game...

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

The Mets (5-4-1) host the Red Sox (4-5) on Monday at 1:10 p.m. at First Data Field in St. Lucie, which you can watch live on SNY.

Mets Notes...

Brandon Nimmo is back in the lineup (as the DH) after his bout with what was thought to be self-induced food poisoning that turned out to be a virus. ... Fresh off his 3-for-4 game Sunday that included a mammoth three-run homer, Dominic Smith gets the start at first base. ... The other half of the Mets' split squad travels to play the Astros.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz, Tim Tebow, Danny Abriano
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Feb 24, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) at bat Houston Astros at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 24, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) at bat Houston Astros at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Months ago, WFAN host Mike Francesa derided the notion Tim Tebow would make the Major Leagues in 2019 with the Mets. 

But on Tuesday, the "Sports Pope" flipped the script and posited that, with recent injuries to veteran infielders Jed Lowrie (knee) and Todd Frazier (oblique), the former Heisman Trophy winner has a shot of making the Mets' Opening Day roster.

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I'm home from Port St. Lucie. This past week was my 11th time covering and attending workout week during Spring Training. I want to say camp was laid back and more quiet than usual, but I can't say with confidence that this statement is true.

Instead, it could just be a byproduct of how Tim Tebow and Brodie Van Wagenen (as well as Mike FrancesaAlex Rodriguez and a snake) pulled the attention of fans and media.

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I was wrong. Tim Tebow is a big deal, but Alex Rodriguez is clearly on another level.

Due to timing, I happened to be in the media room Wednesday when Rodriguez was getting wired up and prepping for what will be a walk-and-talk with Brodie Van Wagenen for ESPN. Indoors, he slunk in his chair, headphone always in, arms relaxed. This was just another day at the office, despite being surrounded by 7-10 production people and me, looking like a nervous teenager.

I said hello, because I had to do it. He understandably couldn't care less, but was not disrespectful. I'm not going to lie, my hands were shaking too much to take a picture with him. I'm a dork. But, the point being, it was not difficult to sense what would happen next...

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Brodie Van Wagenen (Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Brodie Van Wagenen (Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

It's not that Tim Tebow is a local legend and brings with him an enormous crowd that make his autograph sensations so unique. Mike Piazza drew similar crowds, as did David Wright.

The difference between Piazza and Wright and Tebow is that, when any fan is lucky enough to be chosen by Tebow and gets their item signed, the fan immediately turns around and is visibly giddy. 

In the case of Wright or Piazza, obviously fans were pumped to get the autograph, but they'd remain focused looking to see if there was another player coming down the line. In the case of Tebow, the selected glow, become frozen and childlike, looking as if they don't know what to do next...

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Before Kyler Murray decided he would pursue a career in the NFL as a quarterback over his baseball career with the Oakland A's, he sought advice from another fellow Heisman Trophy winner -- Tim Tebow

While the 31-year-old Mets prospect did not have to make a decision between football and baseball out of college like Murray, he understands how difficult a decision this is for the 21-year-old but had a simple message for him:

Follow your heart. 

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Mets prospect Tim Tebow is always a hot commodity in Port St. Lucie. But, while the past two seasons he didn't have a shot at breaking camp with the Mets, things feel different now for the 31-year-old. 

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said earlier this offseason that Tebow has a shot at making the Majors this season, making this Spring Training critical for him. Tebow will likely start the season in Triple-A Syracuse Van Wagenen pointed out, but this will be the first step to proving he is worth a call-up this season.

"Use this Spring Training as a time really get a lot better and improve and making strides because this will be sort of the biggest Spring Training for me," Tebow said. "Before, I didn't know what I was doing, it was my first time. Then last year, I didn't play one snap of -- one snap -- one pitch of outfield. I only took a few at-bats and most of those I probably took steps back because I was trying to do it with bad form and pain."

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Kyler Murray may be ditching baseball for football, but Tim Tebow remains fully committed to reaching his goal of playing major league baseball. 

The 31-year-old Mets prospect, who is expected to report to Port St. Lucie on Friday for Spring Training, was offered a chance to return to the gridiron and pursue a football career in the new Alliance of American Football League, according to Steve Spurrier. 

The former South Carolina coach, who is head coach of the AAF's Orlando Apollos, told PFT Live on Tuesday that Tebow declined the offer as he continues to pursue his career in baseball. 

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USA infielder Peter Alonso hits a two-run home run in seventh inning against the World Team during the 2018 All Star Futures Game at Nationals Park. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)
USA infielder Peter Alonso hits a two-run home run in seventh inning against the World Team during the 2018 All Star Futures Game at Nationals Park. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

I am not (nor consider myself) a baseball scout. I do not regularly watch the team's top minor leaguers, so I have never bothered to create a top 10 prospect list. To me, that wouldn't be fair to the talent.

However, I talk to lots of people in and around baseball. I listen to people within the Mets organization. I read every list published online, and I talk to a variety of minor-league reporters, experts and scouts. As a result, I end every offseason with a notebook full of names that are mention most when I ask about the team's farm system.

Based on that notebook and comments by professionals, here is my list of the 10 most popular prospects in Brodie Van Wagenen's farm system.

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Tim Tebow Mandatory Credit: Bob Karp-Daily Record via USA TODAY NETWORK (Bob Karp)
Tim Tebow Mandatory Credit: Bob Karp-Daily Record via USA TODAY NETWORK (Bob Karp)

Tim Tebow is tying the knot. 

The Mets prospect proposed to his girlfriend, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters -- a former Miss Universe and Miss South Africa winner -- and she said yes. Tebow put the 7.25-carat ring on her finger at a scenic view on his family's farm outside of Jacksonville, Florida, according to PEOPLE

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Tim Tebow is ready for his comeback. 

The Mets minor-league outfielder and former Heisman Trophy winner released a video via his charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation, where he expressed optimism that he will be able to bounce back from his season-ending surgery of his broken hamate bone in his right hand. 

"In every setback, there's a comeback," he said.

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo thinks the Mets are "getting the best of both worlds" with agent-turned-GM Brodie Van Wagenen.  

"I think you're gonna get someone who's really in to the analytics -- knows how to read 'em -- but also has that baseball mindset where he's gonna let the analytics kind of help him make baseball decisions and not the other way around," Nimmo said. "So I think we're getting the best of both worlds in that. I'm excited to see what he's gonna do."

Nimmo, who said he has spoken with Van Wagenen, cited his intelligence, but also seemed excited that the new GM had played the game before -- with Nimmo saying Van Wagenen was an injury shy of playing in the pros...

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Aug 3, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; St. Lucie Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) leaves the dugout prior to the game against the Tampa Yankees at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Aug 3, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; St. Lucie Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (15) leaves the dugout prior to the game against the Tampa Yankees at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

On Tuesday, GM Brodie Van Wagenen would not rule out the possibility that Tim Tebow would be on the Mets' Opening Day roster.

Van Wagenen seemed to simply be covering all bases, speaking in generalities about a host of topics. But on Wednesday, he clarified his comments about Tebow, saying the full expectation is that Tebow will start 2019 with Triple-A Syracuse. 

"Knowing Tim Tebow, if you say he can't do something, he's just going to work that much harder to try to prove you wrong," Van Wagenen said. "But for Tim our full expectation is that he will start in Syracuse. That's a great next step for him. Clearly he had his season cut short last year, so his momentum was stopped a little bit, but I have every expectation that he will pick that momentum right back up."

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Speaking on Tuesday, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen would not rule out the possibility of minor-leaguer and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow making the team's Opening Day roster in 2019.

Frankly, my initial reaction to this comment was laughter and a gigantic eye roll. 

In terms of his baseball talent, Tebow is developing well for a prospect. The thing is, he's 31 years old and has yet to get an at-bat above Double-A. This alone is reason to doubt his upward mobility. Then I stopped laughing, though, and remembered this past spring training and the impact Tebow had on camp and, I thought, you know, maybe Tebow on the Mets in 2019 is not that crazy...

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Eastern Division's Tim Tebow walks to talk to the third base coach during the second inning of the Eastern League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
Eastern Division's Tim Tebow walks to talk to the third base coach during the second inning of the Eastern League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

We could be inching closer to Tebow Time in Queens. 

Tim Tebow, 31, is likely to start 2019 at Triple-A Syracuse, but Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen would not rule out the possibility that the former Heisman Trophy winner could be on the Mets' Opening Day roster, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. 

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Brodie Van Wagenen has switched sides at the bargaining table, going from being an agent at CAA to the Mets' new GM. On Tuesday, Todd Frazier became the first of Van Wagenen's clients to weigh in on the switch.

"I've known him a very long time," Frazier told Matt Ehalt of The Record. "He is a great person who's also really smart and knows the game well. This is a great start for us going into the offseason."

Van Wagenen said during his introductory press conference on Tuesday that he had spoken to a number of his former clients about the move, and suggested they were happy about it...

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets OF Tim Tebow, whose season ended in July due to a broken hamate bone in his right hand that required surgery, will likely be back in 2019 for more Tebow Time.

"I'd be surprised if he didn't want to continue," assistant GM John Ricco recently said, according to Newsday.

Tebow hit .273/.336/.399 with six HR and 36 RBI in 84 games this season for Double-A Binghamton. On July 11, he served as the Eastern League's designated hitter in the Double-A All-Star Game.

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Jun 8, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies left fielder Tim Tebow smiles during the game against the Trenton Thunder in a three-game series at Arm and Hammer Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Karp-Daily Record via USA TODAY NETWORK (Bob Karp)
Jun 8, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies left fielder Tim Tebow smiles during the game against the Trenton Thunder in a three-game series at Arm and Hammer Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Karp-Daily Record via USA TODAY NETWORK (Bob Karp)

Mets OF Tim Tebow has a broken hamate bone in his right hand that will require surgery, and he is likely out for the season, SNY's Andy Martino confirmed. 

Tebow had been placed on the DL by Double-A Binghamton over the weekend after leaving Thursday's game in the seventh inning after a swing. 

The Heisman Trophy winner turned professional baseball player was scheduled to see a hand specialist in New York on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets OF Tim Tebow has been placed on the disabled list by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies due to right hand/wrist discomfort.

Tebow left Thursday's Rumble Ponies game in the seventh inning after a swing. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run before being removed.

The Heisman Trophy winner turned professional baseball player is scheduled to see a hand specialist in New York on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

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Jun 8, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies left fielder Tim Tebow smiles during the game against the Trenton Thunder in a three-game series at Arm and Hammer Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Karp-Daily Record via USA TODAY NETWORK (Bob Karp)
Jun 8, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies left fielder Tim Tebow smiles during the game against the Trenton Thunder in a three-game series at Arm and Hammer Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Karp-Daily Record via USA TODAY NETWORK (Bob Karp)

Mets prospect Tim Tebow has confirmed he is dating the 2017 Miss Universe winner, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, per ESPN

It is unknown how long they've been together, but the 23-year-old Nel-Peters has been seen together recently in pictures with the former NFL quarterback. 

"She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life," Tebow said. "I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful."

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) hits a double during the Eastern League All Star Game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) hits a double during the Eastern League All Star Game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets Double-A OF Tim Tebow went 1-for-4 with a double and played nine innings at DH in the Eastern League All-Star game in Trenton on Wednesday night.

Tebow, who batted ninth, doubled to left field in the second inning for his lone hit of the night. He grounded out, flied out, and struck out in his three other at-bats. 

Amid the possibility of being called up later in the season, Tebow said before the game that he still has yet to reach his potential.

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) hits a double during the Eastern League All Star Game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) hits a double during the Eastern League All Star Game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets Double-A OF Tim Tebow went 1-for-4 with a double and played nine innings at DH in the Eastern League All-Star game in Trenton on Wednesday night.

Tebow, who batted ninth, doubled to left field in the second inning for his lone hit of the night. He grounded out, flied out, and struck out in his three other at-bats. 

Amid the possibility of being called up later in the season, Tebow said before the game that he still has yet to reach his potential.

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