Gavin Cecchini’s September included a corner locker inside the New York Mets’ spacious Citi Field clubhouse, his first major league game, hit, run and RBI and a front-row seat to the Mets’ playoff chase.
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Tim Tebow will test his baseball skills against some of the game’s premier prospects.
With 11 September callups and additional players who spent time at Triple-A this season, the New York clubhouse has a Las Vegas feel to it.
I’m certain the Mets inked Tebow to a minor league deal and paid him $100,000 because they’re convinced a 29-year old who hasn’t played competitive baseball since his junior year in high school can get quickly up to speed.
Both players won Sterling awards for their successful seasons at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets’ minor league clubhouse Monday morning, finding an orange-and-blue jersey with No. 15 on the back swaying in his locker.
Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday and is unlikely to pitch again this season because of an injury to the ulnar nerve in his right elbow.
After four years at the helm of the 51s, manager Wally Backman will not be back for the 2017 season and refutes reports of defiance toward New York Mets organziation.
Could Tim Tebow be playing at Cashman Field next season? The chances are slim, and it’s certainly too early to make that assumption, but the New York Mets did sign the former NFL quarterback to a minor league deal Thursday.
The season might have ended on Monday, but there are still plenty of Las Vegas 51s-related questions to watch throughout the offseason.
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