Mets GM thinks Tim Tebow will play in the major leagues

It’s even less surprising that one of those teams is the New York Mets. Let’s rewind: Last season Tebow was an underwhelming prospect who could hit home runs and strike out with equal amounts of fanfare.

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This post was written by Big League Stew on February 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm

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Mets Sights and Sounds from PSL: Saturday, Feb. 17

Mets RH reliever Anthony Swarzak, who was born and raised in Broward County, FL -- where Wednesday's mass shooting took the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- discussed the shooting on Thursday morning. Swarzak's sister and cousins attended the school where the shooting happened, and his cousins still live in the area. "I just started making phone calls to friends in the area," Swarzak said. "I grew up with some people that are baseball coaches down there. They know a lot of those Stoneman Douglas kids. From what I heard, all the baseball team is accounted for down there. That's not the case for some of the coaches and stuff, but, it's a time to reflect and to hopefully grow

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Mets Spring Training Live: February 17

Mets RH reliever Anthony Swarzak, who was born and raised in Broward County, FL -- where Wednesday's mass shooting took the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- discussed the shooting on Thursday morning. Swarzak's sister and cousins attended the school where the shooting happened, and his cousins still live in the area. "I just started making phone calls to friends in the area," Swarzak said. "I grew up with some people that are baseball coaches down there. They know a lot of those Stoneman Douglas kids. From what I heard, all the baseball team is accounted for down there. That's not the case for some of the coaches and stuff, but, it's a time to reflect and to hopefully grow

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Mets’ Wright will give ‘best shot’ on playing this season

The big question surrounding David Wright is one that even he can't answer. ''I'm going to give it my best shot, certainly,'' the New York Mets captain and third baseman said Saturday from the dugout of the team's training complex. The 35-year-old Wright calls his health the ''biggest hurdle.'' The medical update to the media suggests no immediate expectation of him being penciled into new manager Mickey Callaway's lineup anytime soon.

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This post was written by The Associated Press on February 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm

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SEE IT: Harvey’s live BP and more from PSL on Saturday

Mets RH reliever Anthony Swarzak, who was born and raised in Broward County, FL -- where Wednesday's mass shooting took the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- discussed the shooting on Thursday morning. Swarzak's sister and cousins attended the school where the shooting happened, and his cousins still live in the area. "I just started making phone calls to friends in the area," Swarzak said. "I grew up with some people that are baseball coaches down there. They know a lot of those Stoneman Douglas kids. From what I heard, all the baseball team is accounted for down there. That's not the case for some of the coaches and stuff, but, it's a time to reflect and to hopefully grow

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David Wright on his comeback chances: “I don’t know”

For someone who spent the prime of his career as a perennial All-Star and constantly receiving MVP votes, it’s incredibly challenging watching Mets captain David Wright’s career end due to injuries. To be clear, Wright isn’t giving up yet. During a media session at the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Wright was asked about his ability to make a comeback and his answer was less than encouraging.

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SEE IT: Harvey’s live BP and more from PSL on Saturday

Mets RH reliever Anthony Swarzak, who was born and raised in Broward County, FL -- where Wednesday's mass shooting took the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- discussed the shooting on Thursday morning. Swarzak's sister and cousins attended the school where the shooting happened, and his cousins still live in the area. "I just started making phone calls to friends in the area," Swarzak said. "I grew up with some people that are baseball coaches down there. They know a lot of those Stoneman Douglas kids. From what I heard, all the baseball team is accounted for down there. That's not the case for some of the coaches and stuff, but, it's a time to reflect and to hopefully grow

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SEE IT: Saturday’s happenings from Port St. Lucie

Mets RH reliever Anthony Swarzak, who was born and raised in Broward County, FL -- where Wednesday's mass shooting took the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- discussed the shooting on Thursday morning. Swarzak's sister and cousins attended the school where the shooting happened, and his cousins still live in the area. "I just started making phone calls to friends in the area," Swarzak said. "I grew up with some people that are baseball coaches down there. They know a lot of those Stoneman Douglas kids. From what I heard, all the baseball team is accounted for down there. That's not the case for some of the coaches and stuff, but, it's a time to reflect and to hopefully grow

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MLB notebook: Stanton arrives early to first Yankees camp

Giancarlo Stanton arrived early to spring training camp in Tampa, Fla., on Friday as a member of the New York Yankees. "It's time to get to work," Stanton said. Stanton, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player who was traded by the Miami Marlins to the Yankees in December, talked to reporters at his clubhouse locker at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

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This post was written by Reuters on February 16, 2018 at 7:29 pm

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AP source: Mets, Vargas agree to $16 million, 2-year deal

Turns out, the New York Mets were ready and willing to spend this winter. All-Star pitcher Jason Vargas and the Mets agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract Friday, adding depth to a New York rotation that's been riddled by injuries the past two seasons. Another person familiar with the contract said it includes an $8 million club option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout, and Vargas can earn up to $1.5 million each year in performance bonuses.

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