Tim Tebow gets a promotion from the Mets

AP

Tim Tebow’s baseball career has taken another step.

According to Teddy Kulmala of The State newspaper, the former NFL quarterback has been promoted a level in the Mets organization.

Tebow has been playing in low-A Columbia, S.C., and is being bumped up to the Class A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. after Sunday’s game.

“Tim brought an incredible amount of experience and leadership to our clubhouse,” Fireflies president John Katz said. “His contributions, both on the field and in our community, have made a tremendous impact on our team, the City of Columbia and the entire South Atlantic League. We wish Tim the best as he continues his journey to Citi Field.”

While progress is progress, Tebow isn’t exactly killing the ball. He’s hitting .222 with three home runs in 63 games, with 23 RBI.

Then again, it’s the Mets.

30 responses to “Tim Tebow gets a promotion from the Mets

  1. Hitting .222 with 3 homers and 23 RBIs isn’t exactly terrible for a guy who hasn’t played baseball since high school against guys who’ve been playing their whole lives. Don’t really care about Tebow but people made fun of him for doing this and to some degree he’s succeeding. Good for him.

  2. ^ You really don’t have to do research to know the Mets really aren’t a “good young team”.

    They made the playoffs due to some young arms who performed very very well. Those young arms haven’t been able to stay healthy (Matz, Wheeler, Thor).

    With that said outside of Conforto and Rosario (who is an unproven ML commodity), they have nothing on their major league roster, or in their minor leagues, in regard to an everyday/young/potentially ++ ML talent.

    In fact, Buster Olney today is reporting the Mets plan to tear down to rebuild. They’ve also won 33 games in a terrible division.

  3. I love how this site, which is a football site, shows so much hate for a guy who doesn’t even play in the NFL. Jealousy is a funny thing. Keep writing Tebow articles, I love how he is living his dream and the media is bitter about it. Tebow is a God fearing Christian and a good dude. God bless you, Tim!!

  4. .222 is TERRIBLE on ANY level of baseball regardless of age, competition etc. He’s getting promoted simply because his name is Tim Tebow and they’re giving him an opportunity to sell out seats at another park in their Minor League system. Tebow won’t sniff AAA in his baseball “career” let alone Citi Field.

  5. .222 is TERRIBLE on ANY level of baseball regardless of age, competition etc. He’s getting promoted simply because his name is Tim Tebow and they’re giving him an opportunity to sell out seats at another park in their Minor League system. Tebow won’t sniff AAA in his baseball “career” let alone Citi Field.
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    Really? I’ve seen those stats in the Major League…you don’t know squat!!!

  6. Mets fan here.
    The Mets are trash:
    1. Great Pitching?
    Matt Harvey is a scrub. Wheeler, Syndergaard, and Matz cannot stay healthy. Gsellman aside from a few starts was trash.
    2.Bullpen is triple-a quality
    3. Granderson and Reyes cannot hit above .200. Hint Hint the Mendoza Line. In other words if a position player can’t hit above .200 they don’t belong in the Big Leagues.
    4. Asdrubal Cabrera is awful. No range, old and washed up
    5. Refuse to call up Amed Rosario. Even though season is over
    6. Have a 28 year old gold glove centerfielder in Juan Lagares who never gets to play.

    Just start the rebuild already.

  7. .222 is TERRIBLE on ANY level of baseball

    Take a look through the major leagues and you’ll find a ton of guys hitting .222.

  8. The Wizard:
    And anyone hitting .222 on the major leagues is nothing short of a fringe major league player. Anyone hitting .222 in the low levels of the minor leagues is a fringe player to be kept in any organization. Terrible argument.

  9. Amazing how this guy gets so much ink for so little actual production.
    Call it what it is: Sports-based affirmative action for Christians. It’s just about selling tickets to conservative Christians who don’t care if the guy is capable or not.
    Kurt Warner was even more strident, more in your face about faith as Tebow and he didn’t draw half the hyperbole this guy does. But Warner was actually good at NFL football,

  10. Tebow has set attendance records at Low-A so time to move him up and let some other teams get a shot at that added revenue. I’d do the same thing.

  11. Tebow angers people by refusing to be miserable over his “failures” and instead embraces life. Says a lot, but not about him.

  12. Like him or not, you can’t help but admire his never say die attitude. I am cheering for him, there are so many Pro players from every sport that only give a half ass effort every day and make millions a year!

  13. Manny Machado also has also proven himself on the major league level to be one of the elite/young players in baseball. Again, terrible argument & even worse comparison.

  14. No – he’s a proven/elite/major league/All Star/young player.

    Tim Tebow is a fringe organizational player who only got his chance because of his name & ability to get people in seats because of said name. The fact that your’e actually comparing him to Manny Machado is the beyond stupid argument.

  15. Tim could be making millions in the NFL but his ego is in the way. What waste of NFL talent. Johnny Manziel too. Ego too big for the big stage.

  16. Sadly, Tebow’s ability to put paying fannies in their ballpark seats seems more important to the Mets than his talent. And just 22 points above the Mendoza line while playing at the bottom-most A level is proof. The Mets need talent, not nice guys who try hard. (insert facepalm).

  17. It’s not difficult too see that the Mets are merely trying to spread the money around for their lower levels. Columbia has made a nice buck off of Tebow so now Port St. Lucie gets a chance to make a little money. Noting wrong with that.

  18. ldbeachtecorion61 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 3:37 PM
    Like him or not, you can’t help but admire his never say die attitude. I am cheering for him, there are so many Pro players from every sport that only give a half ass effort every day and make millions a year!

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    I like Tim Tebow just fine. I don’t like fans who make Tebow out to be better than he was in the NFL. He was an NFL 1st round pick, so he wasn’t exactly struggling for opportunity. He made $9.6M playing NFL football, so he was one of those “pro players making millions.”
    LOL. A fan is talking about professional athletes not trying. Let me tell you who those “not trying” players are: the interior DL’s who are consistently getting double teamed. Fans don’t see sack numbers so those guys are “taking plays off.” Which of course helps a GM, who started the rumors in the first place, sign said players because of the reputation.
    With Tebow, the Broncos had to change their entire offense to accommodate him. He didn’t make other players better. That team went to the Super Bowl the next season with P. Manning getting career numbers for guys like Eric Decker and Demaryus Thomas.

  19. At least Tebow is consistent. He is a below average football player and now he is a below average baseball player. To give him credit though he looks like he is having fun.

  20. I guess the ticket sales dried up on low A so they are bumping him up even though he doesn’t deserve it. I love that his supporters are the same who always complain about free rides and getting handouts.

  21. “The Mets were in the playoffs the last few years so why the comment at the end? It’s a good young team so do some research”

    You clearly know nothing about the Mets. Maybe start with the standings, then learn a little history.

    “They were in the playoffs!”

    You sound like a Jets fan.

  22. I bet I can lead a low A team in strikeouts. May I please be a professional baseball player too?

  23. Yes folks…hitting .222 and leading your league in strike outs IS TERRIBLE in any level of baseball. And the people pointing out Manny Machado’s .228 batting average to counter that truth are beyond silly. Machado earned his status as a superstar by hitting +.300 with power not by hitting a terrible .228. So let me make sure you all understand….. .228 is a horrible batting average no matter who is swinging the bat. Most minor leaguers batting .228 and leading their league in strike outs don’t get promoted. Most major leaguers hitting .222 eventually get demoted to minor league baseball to find their swing.

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