Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

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The Mets aren’t backing down from the Tim Tebow experiment/publicity stunt.

The other New York baseball team announced that the former Heisman Trophy winner had been invited to their major league spring training camp (as opposed to spring training with the other low-minor players).

Tebow was definitely good at the box office last season, less so on the field.

He hit .226 in 126 games between Columbia and Port St. Lucie (low-A and high-A), with 126 strikeouts. He did hit eight home runs and by all accounts was a good teammate and the kind of citizen other people want to be around. There’s no indication, however, he’s close to being qualified to play Major League Baseball as a 30-year-old rookie.

He played professional football for the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, and Eagles also. Perhaps you heard.

41 responses to “Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

  1. “The other New York baseball team”? I beg your pardon. The Mets are the only true New York baseball team.

    Even if they continue to do nonsense like this.

  2. Once you consider most of the guys he played against are under the legal drinking age his numbers are even worse. Glad it isn’t a team I care about that is doing this dog and pony show.

  3. Maybe they can just bring him out to throw some footballs during the seventh inning stretch. Weird Florida people will line up in droves.

  4. I wish him well. When you read about the shenanigans many pro athletes exhibit and compare those behaviors to that of TT, TT has shown nothing but class. He works hard and does not complain. Good luck, TT.

  5. He stopped in my town during his Minor League season and there was a young disabled girl in the stands that was holding a sign and wanted to meet him, He walked over to her and talked to her and took pictures and spoke with her family and friends that were in attendance, He seems like a very genuine person. I wish him the best!

  6. ‘“The other New York baseball team”? I beg your pardon. The Mets are the only true New York baseball team.’

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    You’ll have to explain that one.

  7. “I love how the people that try to tear this guy apart for everything he’s trying to accomplish has likely never set out to accomplish anything of significance in their own lives.”

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    What a lovely story. But he’s not good. Can I come to Mets training camp? I’ll pose for pictures and say Gah Bless til the sun goes down.

  8. It’s a shame how the NFL treated the GOAT college QB after he was well on his way to have success in the NFL. Tebow has more playoff wins than Andy Dalton, Dak Prescott, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, yet Tebow is no longer in the league.

  9. Maybe the guy just loves a challenge. We amateur folk can say, “He should have done this or that.” But, the man has plenty of money, and he seems to be doing something he likes. Who are we to judge?

  10. Tebow stunk at professional football. Great human being, never would have been able to make another NFL roster no matter how much work he put in. Just didn’t have it.

  11. I don’t understand the hate for Tebow (most likely it’s jealousy)

    The Mets think enough of his intangible qualities to invite him to their major league spring training camp – how does that affect you enough to come and dump on the guy?

    As noted, he’s a PR buzz for the team at low/high A ball. Why wouldn’t the team bring him up and try to create some buzz for the ML team?

  12. “Never understood why he didn’t play arena or CFL to work on his passing and work back into the NFL.”

    Tebow never really wanted to work on his game. He preferred being a celebrity. Even when he was in the NFL he spent the off season shooting commercials and making appearances instead of working on his passing. I don’t really blame him as his commercials and celebrity status paid him more then sports ever would. You go up to the CFL you leave the American spotlight and for Tebow that would not be as profitable.

  13. .226/.309/.347 with 8 home runs and 52 RBI? Against the top prospects in the nation? For a guy who hasn’t played baseball in a decade? Pretty impressive.

  14. magnumpimustache says:
    January 19, 2018 at 11:41 am
    Tim Tebow Won a Playoff game against the Steelers.

    How man NFL QB’s can say they won a playoff game?

    Blake Bortles? Mark Sanchez?

  15. sonscompass no it wasn’t against the top prospects in the nation it was against A ball not triple A or even double A. These are the lowest level prospects many of whom have 0 chance at making the big leagues or even a big league spring training invite.

    You have no concept of how major league teams actually use their minor league systems. The best prospects are not just thrown into AA/AAA.

    Teams place top prospects in high A ball. The Florida State League had numerous top prospects including Guerrero and Bichette, who are ranked in the top 20 in all of baseball. There are plenty of scrubs down there as well, but to say that Tebow was only competing against guys with no chance of making the big leagues is completely wrong.

  16. BuckyBadger says:
    January 19, 2018 at 11:01 am
    Once you consider most of the guys he played against are under the legal drinking age his numbers are even worse.
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    I am far from a Tebow apologist. I thought his sinful pride sabotaged his NFL career. But this isn’t true. It might be close, but he was around 7 years older on average. Still that’s hardly “most” under the legal drinking age.

  17. Beavertonsteve you quote my post yet you failed reading comprehension. I said many of whom have 0 percent chance. MANY as in the majority which is accurate. 2 out of how many players? And guess what their both young players Tebow is not and Tebow is also not a top prospect. Again you quote me but then misrepresent my quote in the same post. Where did I say the best prospects are thrown straight to double a or triple A? If your going to change what people say you shouldn’t quote and respond so youndont get called on it.

  18. zeke2517 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 11:22 am
    “I love how the people that try to tear this guy apart for everything he’s trying to accomplish has likely never set out to accomplish anything of significance in their own lives.”

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    What a lovely story. But he’s not good. Can I come to Mets training camp? I’ll pose for pictures and say Gah Bless til the sun goes down.

    Can you hit .226? or even .026? No? Good day. Next!

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 19, 2018 at 11:28 am
    It’s a shame how the NFL treated the GOAT college QB after he was well on his way to have success in the NFL. Tebow has more playoff wins than Andy Dalton, Dak Prescott, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, yet Tebow is no longer in the league.

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    It’s a shame? This guy got a way longer look than he should have and couldn’t stick. Ah well…turns out he’s a “system” guy….the only system that he thrives in is college though.

    Not talented enough to play in the NFL and it was very clear.

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