Coming from upstate New York, one of the most talked about athletes in the media today happens to be Tim Tebow, who is currently playing for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The former Heisman trophy winner out of the University of Florida decided prior to the 2017 MLB season that he would give up his job at ESPN, as well as his chances at a football career, in order to pursue a potential career in the MLB.
With that, the New York Mets organization elected to take a chance on the former star quarterback, begging the question as to whether Tebow could actually pursue a career in the MLB, or if his position with the franchise was merely for ticket sales.
Having not played competitive baseball since his days in high school, I find it difficult to believe that the Mets ever seriously considered calling Tebow up to the major league roster. Fast forward to this season, and the high school baseball star actually received an invite to attend Spring Training with the big boys.
Having batted just .226 last year in the Minors last year, the opportunities Tebow is receiving are unimaginable, to an extent. If there was even a chance of Tim Tebow making a major league at-bat, could you imagine him going up against an ace such as Chris Sale or Max Scherzer?
Scherzer vs. Tebow was as big a mismatch as you would expect pic.twitter.com/SuSOPTqaZx
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) March 2, 2018
I will admit that I have a lot of respect and admiration for Tim Tebow. He has proven to be a positive role model for the youth, so in theory, there is no better figure to represent a franchise. However, admiration doesn’t correlate to raw talent, and Tebow has very little MLB potential. At the end of the day, Tebow is selling tickets like a wildfire, but as he gets older, his chances at a MLB career are growing more bleak by the day.
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