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Mets Morning News: The Tim Tebow Show?

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Meet the Mets

The Mets and Blue Jays have followed similar paths over the past decade, but with one key difference: Jays fans don’t loathe the team’s ownership. Probably because they’re not quite as loathsome.

It won’t be a great sign for the team’s success if Tim Tebow gets called up in September, but at least it’ll bring in some cash. described the Brewers as a “possible fit” for Noah Syndergaard, should the Mets want to move the ace. Milwaukee is in a tight race with the Cubs, and has a bevy of valued prospects, like second baseman Keston Hiura and righty Corbin Burnes.

Mickey Callaway is aware of what Sandy Alderson’s potential retirement could mean for the manager’s job security.

The Mets’ spending in free agency over the past two offseasons has been catastrophic. Like, Mike-Piazza-playing-first-base levels of bad.

Around the National League East

Following two promising outings, Braves youngster Max Fried got roughed up by the Brewers in his third start of the season as the team fell 7-2.

Following a players-only meeting, the Nationals came back from down nine to beat the Marlins for their largest comeback win in franchise history. Check out reactions from Federal Baseball and Fish Stripes.

The Good Phight’s John Stolnis examined how the Phillies have come to be in second place in the division despite poor offense and highly average pitching.

Around Major League Baseball

Dexter Fowler has been terrible for the Cardinals, but John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, certainly didn’t need to rake him so publicly.

Roger Hoover, play-by-play announcer of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Marlins’ Double-A affiliate, got his computer destroyed by a foul ball, but he handled it swimmingly.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa broke down 18-year-old righty Ian Mejia, whom the Mets drafted in the 35th round of the draft.

Steve also dubbed Drew Gagnon and Jeff McNeil as the franchise’s minor leaguers of the week.

This Date in Mets History

In 1962, Rod Kanehl, who played every position but pitcher and catcher in the team’s inaugural season, hit the franchise’s first grand slam.