The Mets have signed Tim Tebow to a minor league deal and will assign him to their instructional league team in Port St. Lucie. Well, that came out of nowhere!
The Mets were among 28 teams that watched his already infamous tryout last week. There were several teams interested, but who knew the Mets were among them?
Some may see this is a publicity stunt, but the Mets really are not that type of organization. Sandy Alderson must really see something in Tebow.
I am happy with this signing. So many smug writers and former baseball people dismissed Tim Tebow’s chances before even seeing him swing a bat, such as this exchange I had on Twitter with former Mets GM Jim Duquette.
So I was hoping his tryout would go well. By all accounts (from those same writers and former baseball people, so take it with a grain of salt), he was mediocre, at best. Well, now he has signed a deal, which is something these writers and former baseball people could never accomplish. Good for him.
Of course, Tim Tebow is still a long way from donning the blue and orange and taking the field in Flushing. He has plenty of work to do, But he is an elite athlete and he has just as good a chance as anyone else toiling away in the minors. And it would be nice to see him prove all the naysayers wrong.