The shine is off Tim Tebow, but that’s not going to stop the New York Mets from being the Mets. In fact, spring has not been kind to him. As one of nine non-roster invitees, he would hit just 1-of-18 with 11 strikeouts this spring. And in A-ball last season, he would slash just .226/.309/.346 with 8 home runs and 24 doubles over 126 games.
However, if you are the Mets, that’s good enough production to apparently warrant a promotion.
“Sandy Alderson vowed to be aggressive with Tim Tebow’s development, and he’s keeping to his word. The Mets plan to announce next week that Tebow will begin the minor league season at Double-A Binghamton, according to a source. Tebow ended last year at Class A St. Lucie.”
There’s a reason for this, of course. And it has little-to-nothing to do with his playing ability. It’s all about ticket sales! And last season, he would help the St. Lucie Metsa��the high-A affiliatea��set a new attendance record. So that’s something.
Do you think he gets called up to Triple-A by the end of the season?