Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Tim Tebow In MLB? Mets Manager Apparently Believes It Could Happen

Tim Tebow In MLB? Mets Manager Apparently Believes It Could Happen Tim Tebow In MLB? Mets Manager Apparently Believes It Could Happen
Kristopher Love | 19 February, 2018, 11:11

Tebow hit.226 with eight home runs and 52 RBI between Columbia and Port St. Lucie last season, so he still has a long way to go before he's ready for the big leagues.

"That's my hope and to some extent after a year and a half a modest expectation", Alderson said. Aside from perhaps a cameo on a non-contending team in September, it still seems incredibly unlikely. Alderson said the Mets liked his durability (180 innings in 32 starts). "He's been super for us the first year-plus".

As it stands, Tebow is in big league camp with the New York Mets, and is expected to stay there for the next six weeks. "He's made progress on the field and he's dedicated himself to improving". This is part of a concerted effort by the team to figure out what they have in Tebow and try to accelerate his development.

Alderson also has every reason to believe that any player in his system could contribute at the Major League level-otherwise they are just taking up space.

"It's hard to fully make changes in a season when you're competing one night, you work on it the next day and you compete the next night".

"I think he will play in the Major Leagues".

"My goal isn't about what's going to happen one day", Tebow said. We know this because he literally said so.

"I got to watch from across the dugout a lot of these players put it on the line in 2015 (in the World Series)". "Instead of learning on the fly, now I get to have the be able to react, and that always makes you a much better athlete". "Spent a lot of time in the offseason working with hitting coaches and so forth".

Of course, Tebow's promotion to the majors would have little to do with helping the Mets win baseball games, and everything to do with helping the organization - which finished 70-92 in 2017 - sell tickets, and keep fans away from the revamped Yankees across town.

That said, we can't ignore the very real truth that Tebow actually got better a year ago the more he played. A former Heisman Trophy victor and two-time national champion at Florida, he reached the NFL and threw an overtime TD pass for Denver to beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs. "So I'm not even going to worry about it". He was drafted into the National Football League by the Denver Broncos and then signed with the Mets in 2016.

Cheryl Wray covers sports for the Alabama Media Group.