Name any team in baseball, not one could absorb significant injuries to its best pitcher, best hitter, and that much of its supporting cast without taking a serious hit in the standings. The question now is where the Mets go from here. Twenty-one-year-old shortstop Amed Rosario’s hitting a cool .359/.386/.529 in Triple-A. Those are the kinds of numbers that earn a prospect a promotion.
If you had to pick one player who typifies the team’s bizarre season, it would have to be Jeff Samardzija. Among NL pitchers, only Bartolo Colon owns a bigger gap between his ERA and his fielding-independent results. In five starts during the first month of the season, Samardzija fanned 35 hitters and walked 10 in 31 ⅓ innings, firing strikes a healthy 63% of the time.
May 22 (UPI) -- At this rate, Tim Tebow will have more home runs than career touchdown passes by season's end. The former quarterback hit another shot Sunday. Tebow is currently manning the outfield for the Columbia Fireflies, a New York Mets Single-A affiliate. He has three home runs and 14 RBI with a .230 batting average through 35 games. Before Sunday's homer, Tebow hadn't gone yard since April 9. The 29-year-old looked great Sunday against the West Virginia Power, swatting an opposite-field behemoth in the fifth inning of the Fireflies' 6-3 loss. Tebow was 2-for-4 in the contest, with two RBI. He also had a double. His home run came off of Dylan Prohoroff. Tebow ripped the 1-0 offering for