Roessler's departure was first broken by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, marking the third consecutive season the Mets will have a different hitting coach. With new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen taking over in 2019, Tebow's rise will continue, and the outfield prospect could very well make his Major League Baseball debut this upcoming season.
This could be the flawless opportunity for Amaro Jr.to resurrect his career.
"I haven't ruled out anything", Van Wagenen told reporters at the GM meetings on Tuesday.More news: Dead After California Shooting At Popular Nightspot, Police Say
The Mets made a decision to go with an outside the box hire at General Manager. These announcements come as Van Wagenen's first big moves as General Manager of the New York Mets.
I am a fan of the shakeup as I believe that success is built from the bottom up.
The Mets regressed offensively after Roessler replaced the departing Kevin Long in 2018.More news: Bourke Street stabbing: One dead, man arrested in Melbourne
Although Tebow's strikeout numbers are concerning - 103 times in 84 games last year and 126 times in 126 games in 2017 - the 31-year-old is an elite athlete with a power arm as an outfielder. Under Roessler, the Mets ranked 15th in the National League in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 12th in slugging percentage and runs scored. The club experienced multiple injuries to their best players, but a change in philosophy could still prove to be beneficial. During spring training, then-GM Sandy Alderson had generated headlines by saying he expected Tebow to play in the major leagues at some point.
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Bones had been the Mets' bullpen coach since 2012, when he arrived as part of a shakeup to manager Terry Collins' staff. These moves will likely be the first of many in a busy offseason for the New York Mets.More news: Trump administration says migrants who cross border illegally can't claim asylum