Mets shake up coaching staff with eye to key addition

Brodie Van Wagenen

New Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said yesterday that the world's most famous minor leaguer, Tim Tebow, has been hitting multiple times per week. Van Wagenen worked as an agent for CAA, and some of their clientele includes Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Nimmo, and many more.

The Mets chose to go with an outside the box hire at General Manager. And on July 9, Callaway brought in left-hander Jerry Blevins against Philadelphia before lefty-hitting Odubel Herrera was announced as a pinch hitter, allowing Phillies manager Gabe Kapler to bat righty-hitting Jesmuel Valentin without wasting a player.

"I think with the mission statement to win now and in the future, I think the goal is to find players that can help us do that", he said, via SportsNet New York.

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Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who had been first-base coach, will become a front office adviser to the 44-year-old Van Wagenen, who quit as co-head of CAA Baseball's agency group and was hired October 30 to replace Sandy Alderson as GM. Bones had been bullpen coach since the 2012 season. Minaya, Ricco and Ricciardi ran the front office last summer after GM Sandy Alderson stepped aside to focus on his health. "We're going to be open-minded to all scenarios".

Before hitting the DL, Tebow was batting.273 with six homers for the Binghampton Rumble Ponies-the Mets Double A affiliate.

"Tim Tebow is likely to begin 2019 at Triple-A level for the Mets and the new general manager did not rule out the possibility that he could make the Opening Day major league roster, which is nothing short of an absolute joke, okay?" "You're trying to build a winning culture, and you're going to tell me that you're going to put Tim Tebow on your major-league roster?"

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