Tim Tebow assigned to Double-A Binghamton

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Former Heisman Trophy winner and sometimes NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is one step closer to his dream of playing Major League Baseball, at least a small step.

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Tebow has been assigned to the Mets Double-A club in Binghamton, New York in the  Eastern League.

Tebow split time between Low-A Columbia and High-A Port St. Lucie last season, and hit .226 in the process.

He went to training camp with the Mets major league camp, but hit .056 and sprained his ankle stepping on a sprinkler, leading to him being sent down.

The Mets remain high on the 30-year-old’s prospects, saying they expected him to make it to the big leagues eventually.

19 responses to “Tim Tebow assigned to Double-A Binghamton

  1. Of course they say they think he will make the majors but they don’t believe it. It is something you have to say so they don’t look foolish for having him in camp in the first place. I will be shocked if he hits over the Mendoza line in Double A. Double A is a big step up form single A. Now he will start to see pitchers with curve balls and real movement.

  2. A .226 average and .650 OPS is horrific at that level for a guy his age with major league aspirations. And this is against players 2/3 his age.

    Can’t fault him for trying but he has a better chance of getting back to the NFL as a starting QB than making a major league club.

  3. I’m rooting for this man. Seems like a real hard worker and a great person overall. I can do without the bible thumping but you can’t have everything.

  4. rxv5854 says:

    I’m rooting for this man. Seems like a real hard worker and a great person overall. I can do without the bible thumping but you can’t have everything.

    I think a lot of people could feel the same way. For the life of me I don’t know why he didn’t change positions. If he had agreed to this he could have been a good NFL player. He could play a hybrid RB/FB/TE and would be a matchup nightmare for teams, especially since he could also throw it at any time. He could be like Slash (Cordell Stewart). Slash was so much fun to watch because you had to account for him every time he was on the field. Tebow could have been that type of player if he had just given up on his dream of being a QB. Instead he has turned into a circus sideshow.

  5. Go Tebow. The minor league baseball system of picking up your bag and jumping around from farm club to farm club never sounds too convenient of a life to live. Full schedule of travel all summer. Especially considering this guy could be making millions sitting in the cushy studio. Props for him for chasing his dreams.

  6. “…sprained his ankle stepping on a sprinkler, leading to him being sent down.”

    So you are saying that without the sprained ankle he would have made the major league roster? I am pretty sure the 0.056 BA lead to him being sent to the farm. It probably should be that farm upstate my dog went to all those years ago..

  7. Tebow? That’s the guy that Terrelle Pryor made look bad by having a longer NFL career just by switching positions like teams asked him to right?

  8. I firmly believe that Tebow is going through all of this to try to keep his name out there so that he can eventually go into politics.

  9. Take away the name. A 30 yr old OF who hit .226 in Single A last year against 18-20 years being assigned to Double A is a joke and an affront to ANYBODY trying to make it as a baseball player. I love Tebow, think he’s a great guy but this makes me sick. He’s taking the spot away from someone who deserves it more and has more potential.
    And before you say there are no roster limits in the minors, there are. He’s literally taking a job from someone.

  10. cabosan1978 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    Go Tebow. The minor league baseball system of picking up your bag and jumping around from farm club to farm club never sounds too convenient of a life to live. Full schedule of travel all summer. Especially considering this guy could be making millions sitting in the cushy studio. Props for him for chasing his dreams.

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    Its a PR stunt. So yes he is chasing his dream of being in front of the media. Also those jocks in the studio don’t make millions. They make a good wage but not millions.

  11. This continues to be a course in Market Branding 101. How do two entities who know they don’t have something play the game of chess needed to approximate having something just enough to get money from every “hey ain’t that the Jesus-guy” fan out there. Well played. Why doesn’t he change NFL positions? If he does the Disney narrative is over. He settled. He abandoned his dream and God’s plan in order to be a mediocre player. Much more marketable to be Rudy than the guy who actually made the team all four years and only played in garbage time.

  12. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

    In 1937, the owner of the St Louis Browns, Bill Veeck, sent 3’7″ Eddie Gaedel to the plate against the Detroit Tigers in a circus stunt to increase ticket sales.

    Tebow is a nice guy and has made millions off the conservative and mega church talk show circuit. I get that he’s chasing a dream, but he’s become a side show. Pride got in the way of his fall in the NFL when he wouldn’t change positions.

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