Tim Tebow Watch Watch: A promotion and ‘some positives’
Welcome back to the Tim Tebow Watch Watch, in which we look for breathless hyperbole and/or questionable baseball analysis when it comes to the minor-league career of Tim Tebow. It’s supposed to be fun and snarky, and it’s supposed to bring clicks to SB Nation.
And while this didn’t start out as a scheduled goof on the Associated Press, they are certainly the most willing subjects of the Tim Tebow Watch Watch. Their weekly check-ins with Tebow’s progress have been framed in bizarre ways.
Tim Tebow: Outfielder isn’t working out for him or the Mets. Maybe there’s a second-life to his second-life, though, and he can make the switch to the mound and the knuckleball.
The Brewers had a chance to gain ground in the NL Central while playing the reeling Cardinals, and they took advantage. Here’s Eric Thames hitting a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning, securing the series sweep for Milwaukee.
The Braves got an MVP-caliber season from Marcus Giles, who finished with 7.8 WAR in 2003, when he was 25 … and then finished with 7.8 WAR over the final four years of his strange career. Other than three seasons from Giles, though, the Braves have had seven kinda-sorta-OK seasons from Dan Uggla, Kelly Johnson, and Quilvio Veras, but nothing more.
The Dodgers, Pirates, and Brewers all had a decent-to-good second baseman every other year, roughly, but none of them has had a breakout season in the last 20 years, with no All-Star seasons to be found. You might expect that from the small-market teams, but the Dodgers are something of a surprise. Logan Forsythe might help them get over the hump soon, but if that doesn’t happen, expect them to pay cash for Jose Altuve or D.J. LeMahieu soon.