Former Mets Player Rips The Team's Tim Tebow Experiment
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Former New York Mets pitcher Andrew Church was released from the team on Thursday, then took to social media to rip the organization. Which involved a shot at Tim Tebow...
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“Then the next year, they made a mockery of our team by putting a celebrity on it to sell more tickets. I saw players lose their jobs because of it. We weren’t playing to win, we were playing to make everyone else money. Not the players. We never saw a cut. Well, allegedly that one player did.”
Here's the full message he posted on Instagram...
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Please read to understand my true feelings.
Today I got released by the NY Mets organization. The people on the other end of the phone had nothing but good things to say and I appreciated that very much. Anyone that has seen me play and compete knows that I lay it all on the line no matter what. Every practice, every game. I am a competitor, a true warrior. It’s in my DNA. From the outside looking in, my baseball career probably raises a lot of questions. Why did you retire and come back? How come your numbers aren’t very good if you were that dedicated? I have always kept my opinions to myself out of respect for the organization I signed a contract with. But now that it’s officially over with them I’d like to say some things. One of the main reasons I retired was to keep myself from expressing how I felt. I was bitter, frustrated, and angry at the Mets organization. I felt my competitive nature was being taken advantage of. They knew I would never say no to competing and would fly me around to fill in for anyone that got injured. I realized this wasn’t in my best interest when my delayed flight finally landed in the 3rd inning, and I was on the mound in a AAA baseball game for the first time, without any warm up throws. My UCL originally tore that night. Instead of seeing a doctors like I asked, they sent me back to High A to pitch in the playoffs. When I told them I couldn’t I was made out to be the bad guy. Then the next year, they made a mockery of our team by putting a celebrity on it to sell more tickets. I saw players lose their jobs because of it. We weren’t playing to win, we were playing to make everyone else money. Not the players. We never saw a cut. Well, allegedly that one player did. I think people are starting to understand that more now but they didn’t in 2018 when it was happening again. I was fed up. I spent my whole childhood honing in my passion and anger, to not let it get out of control, but it was and I was going to explode. So I took the opposite direction, I bottled it and silenced myself. I took some time away and cleared my head. Continued in comments...

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Tebow didn’t block anyone from advancing. Was it a PR stunt? Yes. Tebow nor this guy had a shot with the good young position players on the Mets big league roster.
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Sounds Salty
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Tebow would frick this dude. Up.
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play better, fella. If you’re good enough, you’ll make a roster. If not, Tebow isn’t you’re problem.
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Hard to believe a team would throw you out there with no warm-up.
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Hell, based on the stats you could argue Tebow wasn’t any worse than this loser. Hell, maybe even slightly better.
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"I am a competitor, a true warrior. It’s in my DNA." "One of the main reasons I retired was to keep myself from expressing how I felt. I was bitter, frustrated, and angry..." Whoa, whoa, whoa, Feelings...again in my hearrrrrrrrrrrrrrt. FEELINGS! Whoa, whoa, whoa...
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True warrior? Join the US Military then.
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Ha, these millennial athletes man. All this constant whining and fluff talk as to why they arent in the show. "My competitive nature was being taken advantage of." "When i quit the first time" lol.
Reply1 month
Dem grapes be damn sour
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"I am a competitor, a true warrior". Clearly humble as well :rolleyesemoji:
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1) athletes should never use the term warrior. Its a game...its entertainment, which leads to 2) if you cant provide more value ( through ...dominance or power..) Than the sideshow...then you probably should move on.
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Hey, Church! Get good enough at anything to put asses in seats and eyeballs on the TV screens )then you'll have the right to bitch). Tebow makes money for the organization. You are just leaching off the team to fulfill your childhood fantasies.
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if what he says about the handling of injuries is true, he has a legit beef. and he isn't wrong about Tebow
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That stuff happens all the time in the minors. Tebow is a joke, only there to sell tickets. Great guy, sucks as a baseball player and blows as a QB
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Golf does this all the time...using up spots for Tony Romo or Steph Curry to "live out a dream", when neither sniff the cut. But, having said that, it's up to the sponsors and the guys with money as to how they wish to fill their fields. Same with sports teams, it's a business, and you don't have to employ someone if you don't want to. Although Kaepernick and Reid would try to have you think otherwise.
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Baseball, like other sports, is entertainment. It's about selling tickets and Tim Tebow does that. If this guy was a better player than he's free to shop his talents on the open market.
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Play better. Stop whining.
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Seems like a guy that didn't have an edge anymore got cut. He salty.
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Salty
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