Tebow intriguing for short-term for Mets | Bonehead Picks

Tebow would be potentially intriguing in the short-term for Mets, MLB

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Major League Baseball will get more headlines during their “offseason” as they begin to announce the award winners from the 2018 regular season. There will also be discussions of where high profile free agents like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper will end up but one of the more interesting stories of the 2018 MLB offseason is the status of former Florida Gators star and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow who is part of the New York Mets minor league system. There are whispers that he may have a legitimate chance to be on the Mets’ opening day roster.

At 31 years old and lacking in baseball experience compared to most minor league baseball players, Tim Tebow doesn’t project as a possible option for Major League Baseball in many ways. But he has shown the ability to work at something he hasn’t done since high school. Of course, Tim Tebow is most known for being one of the best quarterbacks in SEC history, a Heisman Trophy winner, and his strong religious beliefs. He also gained a bit of a cult following during the 2011 NFL season for helping the Denver Broncos to the playoffs while being part of winning games in wild and unpredictable fashion. 2011 is a long time ago but it was significant enough to be part of the reason Tebow was hired as a college football analyst so he remains relevant even as a minor league baseball player.

There is some understandable push back from baseball purists who say that Tebow belongs nowhere near a Major League Baseball roster. His 2018 minor league batting average is nothing to write home about and his strikeout rate is absurdly high but he has as a baseball player improved every season which shows that he is taking this venture seriously. As a potential business plan, having Tebow on the Mets could be good for Major League Baseball and the Mets as there has been proof of people paying attention to former Heisman Trophy winners like Johnny Manziel. It is worth a thought for new Mets general manager and former agent Brodie Van Wagenen, whose agency once represented Tebow.

 

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