Mets GM says Tim Tebow unlikely to be called up in September

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 16, 2017

Talking to the media before the Mets began the second half of their season at Citi Field against the Rockies, Alderson left open a small possibility open that he could go in a different direction, if the team, now seven games under.500 at 40-47 after their 14-2 blowout win over the Rockies on Friday night, suddenly turns it around.

"This is not a teardown situation, this is, what I believe is sort of a pause button", Alderson said.

The GM is ready to listen to offers for the many veterans on expiring deals, but there won't be any moves made in the near future. He's scheduled to open the second half against the Colorado Rockies on Friday. And so we're not looking to rebuild, quote on quote. "Certainly the next week or 10 days will have a bearing on that, but I don't think it will have a material impact on our thinking at this point".

"But again, at the end of the homestand, we'll know a little more". Outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson and first baseman Lucas Duda also could bring back some value. Like deGrom, Quintana is a former All-Star under control potentially through 2020.

When asked what he means by "exceedingly well", Alderson said the term is a "relative proposition". "And right now, we think the best thing for both of them is to continue to play in Las Vegas until the situation here clarifies one way or the other".

"What's going to happen at the deadline nobody knows. We had the trade deadline coming at the end of the month, as everyone is aware, and not surprisingly we'll be open to talk to clubs about various possibilities". "Let's take Jake deGrom: What would we do without Jake deGrom next year?" "While we wouldn't completely discount any possibility of a trade of that type because who knows what might be presented, I don't think enough would be presented for us to bite on that".

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