And boom goes the dynamite! Tim Tebow has signed with the New York Mets and will play his first game September 19th in the Fall Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This is such a Mets move that I’m actually really disappointed that I didn’t realize it sooner. “Forget the fact that we’re making a huge playoff run down the stretch, let’s totally distract everyone and everything by signing a guy that hasn’t played since he was 18” probably Sandy Alderson. When asked about the move, Alderson called it a “classic player development move”, except Tebow is 29 years old and according to most sources showed minimal abilities and potential outside of his power. Tim was also given a $100,000 signing bonus. Unreal, I actually did a spit-take when I read this the first time and nearly broke my computer. He hasn’t played an inning of baseball in over a decade! And now he is making a bigger signing bonus than most MLB Draft picks (Mets’ 8th round draft pick Placido Torres a LHP has a signing bonus of only $10,000). For the Mets to sit there and claim this isn’t for market or publicity reasons is completely ludicrous. Does Tebow really add any talent to the baseball team? Probably not. Even worse, is it’s not even like he’s a savvy veteran that can mentor young players, he, in terms of experience, is the youngest guy out there! I hope nothing but success for Tebow, especially after how he was ousted from the NFL after doing nothing but winning.
Tebow signs with Mets