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Mets Sign Former NFL QB Tim Tebow to Minor League Contract; Will Report to Instructional League

Tim Tebow (Chris Carlson/AP Photo)

Tim Tebow (Chris Carlson/AP Photo)


Tim Tebow last played in an NFL game back in 2012 for the New York Jets. On Thursday morning, Tebow signed with the other New York team. No not the Giants, but the New York Mets.

That’s right, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and BCS National Champion is now a member of the New York Mets organization.

Tebow made headlines in the last few weeks announcing that he wanted to try his hand at baseball. Most people laughed at the idea. But at his recent tryout, almost every single team had a scout in attendance to see if the lefthander could make a difference, maybe at the minor league level. The scouting reports ranged everywhere from having no chance to make it in baseball to could make a major league roster.

Despite the media hype, most fans thought a team that is completely out of the race might give Tebow a minor league shot. Maybe a team like the Braves or Padres would give him a shot to get some attention.

But as a matter of fact, it was not a team that is completely out of the race that took the bait on Tebow. The Mets are in a serious pennant race and are in no need of a player that has zero pro Baseball experience. They certainly don’t need the media hype.

This signing just does not add up. The Mets don’t need the extra attention. They are already in the media capital of the world playing under a microscope now more than ever since they are in a pennant race. They just don’t need the extra off-field distraction.

At the end of the day, Tebow will probably never play in a major league game so it shouldn’t be the biggest deal in the world. It should be interesting to see what Tebow’s life span is in the minor leagues. I just think this is bad timing for the Mets to make a big media move like this with just 22 games remaining in the season.

The Mets are currently tied for the second Wild Card spot with the St. Louis Cardinals and are just a half game back of the Giants for the first spot. The Mets open up a weekend series in Atlanta on Friday night.

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