In case you forgot, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow still plays baseball on the side. He’s been busy talking football for the past couple months, but now that spring training is here it’s time for him to morph into Home Run Tim and dominate Mets storylines.
According to FanRag’s Jon Heyman, Tebow’s second year in baseball could be a big one as starting the season in Double-A is a possibility if he has a good spring:
It’s interesting to note that two of the most fascinating figures this spring are on minor-league deals. That would be Shohei Ohtani and Tim Tebow, the former Heisman winner. Word is, if Tebow has a decent spring, the Mets would love to place him at Double-A Binghamton. Of course, if he doesn’t, he’s a monster draw in Florida, at Port St. Lucie.
Tebow slashed .226/.309/.347 with eight home runs in 126 games for the Columbia Fireflies and St. Lucie Mets last season. Not the most inspiring stats, but remember, Tebow’s not in a Mets uniform for his baseball production, but the damage he does in the ticket office.