Adopted: Tyler Austin

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Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:59 pm

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OK, he's currently enemy property. But he uses Mets fan Lori Martini's song "Believe" when coming up to bat, is a testicular cancer survivor, and by all accounts is a good kid.

Maybe the Mets will trade for him one day....

Lori Martini interviews Tyler Austin

Tyler was promoted to the Double A Trenton Thunder just in time for the playoffs. My plan is to see him in action on Saturday.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:04 pm

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I saw my boy in Trenton this afternoon. Here he is on second base after an RBI double -

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The thinking is that he'll likely start the 2013 season in Trenton, so I'll be able to keep an eye on him next season.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:22 am

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Tyler was voted Breakout Prospect of the Year in the 2012 Minor League Baseball Year End Awards (MiLBY's).
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:42 pm

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My adoptee is in my neck of the woods and ready to start the season in Trenton -

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I hold out hope that one day the Mets will get him.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby Ashie62 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:51 pm

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themetfairy wrote:My adoptee is in my neck of the woods and ready to start the season in Trenton -

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I hold out hope that one day the Mets will get him.


I believe the MFY's like Tyler...

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:45 am

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The kid had a good day on Sunday

Hitting .270 on the season so far, but seems to be adjusting to the AA level.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:15 am

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Tyler has been named to the Eastern League All Star Team, and he is a finalist for the Futures Game.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:03 am

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He got a hit in the Eastern League All Star game, but a couple of days later landed on the DL with a right wrist injury.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:36 am

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Tyler's rehab appears to be nearing completion and he will be playing Arizona Fall Ball this year.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:45 pm

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Tyler is going to be back with the Thunder tonight to face Portland for the final series of the regular season.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:23 pm

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Tyler is ready for the Arizona Fall League season as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions, which also has a few Mets of the Future on the roster.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

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Postby themetfairy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:31 pm

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A Scorpion No More

Tyler was taken off of the roster as a precaution. He experienced wrist pain after being hit by a pitch.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

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Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:05 pm

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Thanks Ashie!
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:09 am

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In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:31 pm

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In a move that hopefully increases his trade value, Tyler was added to the MFY's 40-man roster today.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:26 am

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The kid is starting the year at AAA Scranton. A step up from Trenton (in more ways than one).
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:50 pm

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It looks like I'll be seeing my adoptee in person again. After a rough season at AAA, Tyler is back in Trenton.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby MFS62 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:57 am

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And he won a Teen Choice Award:
http://www.aceshowbiz.com/events/Skylar ... om-01.html

Oh, wait ...

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Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:16 pm

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The MFY's Designated Tyler For Assignment

Now perhaps he'll get picked up by a decent team!
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:10 pm

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Unfortunately, Tyler is back with the MFY organization. He's back in Trenton, working on his first base skills.

I still hold out hope that he'll eventually land with a better team....
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:10 pm

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And he's back up to Scranton!
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:24 pm

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It looks like Tyler is going to be called up to take ARod's rooster spot.

No pressure Kid!
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Tyler Austin

Postby themetfairy » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:57 pm

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And the kid homers in his first at bat!
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

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There are probably few precedents: two rookies homer in their respective first at-bats, back to back.
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