Mets GM Sandy Alderson told the media on Sunday that the organization is promoting outfielder Tim Tebow from Single-A Columbia to advanced Single-A St. Lucie, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports. Across 241 plate appearances with Columbia, he hit .222/.311/.340 with three home runs and 22 RBI. Alderson, however, defended the decision by citing Tebow’s exit velocity and other metrics.
SAN FRANCISCO — A few minutes after yet another missed opportunity at the plate Sunday, a voice came over a speaker in the press box at AT&T Park and announced a 524th consecutive sellout. It nicely summed up this current stretch of Giants baseball. The seats are emptier than they used to be at first pitch, and they were just about abandoned in the ninth inning of an 8-2 loss, but for the most part the fans are still showing up in droves. One woman brought a toaster by the dugout Sunday morning and asked players and coaches to sign it, hoping to recapture the magic from across the bridge. Another, Bryan Stow, made his first appearance of the season at AT&T Park, met with Bruce Bochy, and said
If the previous Yankee Stadium was a “cathedral,” this one, almost from Day 1, sounds like one. Perhaps the life was drained from Friday night’s crowd after a 1-hour, 42-minute rain delay, then a 2-1, 10-inning game that ran another 3:32. Still, the Yankees — the New York Yankees, for crying out loud — were in first place and there was something that resembled a crowd. But unlike those that formed in old Yankee Stadium, Friday’s, as barely heard on YES, created nothing greater than a dull murmur, the kind tourists make walking through Notre Dame Cathedral. Even the public address system’s canned prompts to stir the crowd went ignored. Saturday was a good afternoon for first-place baseball in