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The Mets’ Worthless Infatuation With Tim Tebow Is Dreadfully Continuing

One of the best college football players of all time, Tim Tebow only played 35 games in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. After his NFL dream was short-lived, Tebow decided to pursue another passion and play baseball.

Tebow began his baseball dream in 2016 with the Scottsdale Scorpions. The following year, the lefty played for two teams affiliated with the New York Mets.

Tebow has never played in an MLB game. However, he has faced MLB players in spring training, and the results haven’t been good.

For whatever reason, though, the Mets’ worthless infatuation with Tim Tebow will continue in 2021.

Tim Tebow isn’t good at baseball

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Tim Tebow is a gifted athlete. Unfortunately, he’s not good at baseball and will never get called up to the MLB.

In 2016 with the Scorpions, Tebow batted .194 in 19 games. He drove in only two runs while striking out 20 times. The former Florida Gator star split time with the St. Lucie Mets and Columbia Fireflies in 2017. Tebow hit .226 in 126 games, homered eight times, and struck out 126 times.

The 2018 season saw Tebow play for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, his first Double-A action. The former Heisman Trophy winner turned a lot of heads by batting .273 and blasting six home runs. That level of production was enough for Tebow to get called up to Triple-A in 2019.

As most pundits predicted, though, Tebow was terrible for the Syracuse Mets in 2019. He hit .163 and struck out 98 times in 264 plate appearances.

Spring training provides an opportunity for minor leaguers like Tim Tebow to face MLB players and see where their game is at. In his previous spring training stints, Tebow looked overmatched against elite pitchers, which is why several baseball aficionados are puzzled by the Mets’ latest move.

Tim Tebow gets invited to spring training with the Mets (again)

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Tim Tebow has been invited to spring training by the Mets again. He is among the 28 nonroster spring invitees announced by New York.

In 73 spring training at-bats, Tebow is hitting .151 in 34 games. It’s unclear why the Mets keep inviting him to spring training when it’s evident that Tebow doesn’t have what it takes to succeed against MLB pitchers.

The Mets should be giving at-bats to prospects who have a good shot at making the big leagues. Even though Tebow is a nice guy and has a terrific work ethic, he hasn’t shown improvement in his swing over the past couple of years.

2021 is likely Tim Tebow’s final chance to make the MLB. He’s 33-years-old and won’t get better. The Mets should use this year’s spring training session as a wake-up call and stop inviting Tebow in the future.

Let’s not forget how special the QB was at Florida

Tim Tebow won two National Championships at Florida and one Heisman Trophy. He finished his college career with insane numbers of 9,285 passing yards, 88 passing touchdowns, 2,947 rushing yards, and 57 rushing touchdowns. 

His baseball dream has been hard to watch, but we shouldn’t forget how unique Tebow was in college. The Makati City, Philippines native is also a hero to many people, as Tebow does a lot of charity work and is an exceptional motivational speaker.

Stats courtesy of Football and Baseball Reference.