The Mets Junkies Podcast (Episode 19): Pitchers & Catchers have reported, and we’re stoked!

Writer David Weiss joins Gem to talk about pitchers and catchers reporting to Port St. Lucie, as well as some of the moves that were made these last few weeks.

Tim Tebow Done With Baseball

Some breaking news by the Mets as they announced that former Gator and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow has retired from the game of baseball.

Tebow spend 3 seasons in the Mets organization, playing in St. Lucie, Columbia, Binghamton and Syracuse. Over the 3 seasons Tebow hit .223/.299/.338 with 18 homeruns and 107 RBIs over 287 games.

I respect the effort Tebow brought and it brought a lot of excitement to minor league ballparks. Playing for sell out crowds helps your minor leaguers prepare for the big leagues. We all knew Tebow odds were against him to make it. We from MetsJunkies wish him the best.

Statement from Sandy Alderson:

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Photo by: Tebow.com

Mets Announce Non-Roster Invites

The Mets announced their non-roster invites today. Included on the invite are their 5 top prospects.

Pitchers:

RHP Matthew Allan (Met #4 Prospect)
LHP Jerry Blevins
RHP Oscar De La Cruz
RHP Jerad Eickoff
RHP Ryley Gilliam
RHP Harol Gonzalez
RHP Trevor Hildenberger
RHP Tylor Megill
RHP Marcel Renteria
RHP Jared Robinson
RHP Arodys Vizcaino
LHP Tom Windle

Catchers:

Francisco Alvarez (Mets #2 Prospect)
Bruce Maxwell
Nick Meyer
David Rodriguez

Infielders:

Brett Baty (Mets #3 Prospect)
Brandon Drury
Jake Hager
Ronny Mauricio (Mets #1 Prospect)
Jose Peraza
Wilfredo Tovar
Mark Vientos

Outfielders:

Pete Crow-Armstrong (Mets #5)
Johneshwy Fargas
Drew Ferguson
Mallex Smith
Tim Tebow

(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

MetsJunkies Sunday Minor League Recap

Syracuse Mets

Tim Tebow hit his first home run of the season. The former NFL quarterback is now batting .157 after going 1-4.

Rajai Davis reached base twice, going 1-3 with a walk. Davis is now batting .281 in 36 games.

Reliever Cory Taylor pitched a scoreless 1-2-3 inning, lowering his ERA to 2.04.


Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Catcher Ali Sanchez picked up a multi-hit game by going 2-5 with an RBI.

Third baseman Will Toffey also had a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with a walk and run scored.

Luis Carpio is making his second start for Binghamton since being promoted and went 2-3, hitting his first home run of the season. The infielder drove in 2 runs as well as scored 2 runs, his average is now .

Jason Vargas took the mound for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies as part of his rehab assignment. The veteran lefty pitched 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, while striking out 5 and walking 3, he has an ERA of 2.25 with the Rumble Ponies.


St. Lucie Mets

Shortstop Manny Rodriguez had a multi-hit game by going 2-3 with an RBI double.

Quinn Brodey had a 2-5 afternoon with an RBI and run scored.

MetsJunkies Sunday Recap

Syndergaard hit the mound like a man on a mission. The 6’7″ right hander pitched 7 innings while giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, striking out 3. Syndergaard now has an ERA of 4.50 and a 3-4 win/loss record.

J.D. Davis has a multi-hit game, going 2-3 and is now batting .287 on the season.


Syracuse Mets

Tim Tebow hit his first home run of the season. The former NFL quarterback is now batting .157 after going 1-4.

Rajai Davis reached base twice, going 1-3 with a walk. Davis is now batting .281 in 36 games.

Reliever Cory Taylor pitched a scoreless 1-2-3 inning, lowering his ERA to 2.04.


  • Binghamton Rumble Ponies

  • Catcher Ali Sanchez picked up a multi-hit game by going 2-5 with an RBI.

    Third baseman Will Toffey also had a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with a walk and run scored.

    Luis Carpio is making his second start for Binghamton since being promoted and went 2-3, hitting his first home run of the season. The infielder drove in 2 runs as well as scored 2 runs, his average is now .

    Jason Vargas took the mound for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies as part of his rehab assignment. The veteran lefty pitched 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, while striking out 5 and walking 3, he has an ERA of 2.25 with the Rumble Ponies.


    St. Lucie Mets

    Shortstop Manny Rodriguez had a multi-hit game by going 2-3 with an RBI double.

    Quinn Brodey had a 2-5 afternoon with an RBI and run scored.

    Update: The Mets make another round of cuts

    By Samantha Luciano

    Update: Mets prospect Andres Gimenez will open the year with Double-A Binghamton, Brodie Van Wagenen said.

    Today the Mets Reassigned players including:

      OF Tim Tebow
      SS Andres Gimenez
      INF Dilson Herrera
      OF Rymer Liriano
      C Ali Sanchez
    • RHP Paul Sewald
      RHP Jacob Rhame
      RHP Arquimedes Caminero
  • The Mets have 42 players left in camp with the season beginning in just over two weeks time.
  • Alonso is still scorching

    Mets rookie prospect Pete Alonso continued his scorching hot Spring Training by going 2-5 against the D.C. Nationals while raising his batting average to .409 this spring.

    Tim Tebow went 1-3 with an R.B.I. single, putting his Spring Training average at .250 for the outfielder. Personal favorite, Dilson Herrera also went 1-3 with a run scored on the afternoon, he also drew a base on balls.

    Zamora picked up the loss, however I expect that the Mets and he Mets fans will be seeing their fair share of the young lefty. With injuries being so common in today’s game of Major League Baseball, Zamora’s wicked slider is an asset in the minors.