Tim Tebow Hoping to Make it in Major League Baseball

In the middle of August Tim Tebow announced that he would be pursuing a career in baseball. Tebow, a former NFL quarterback who hasn’t been on a team since September of 2015, is a former Philadelphian Eagle. Tebow’s career in the NFL started out well, leading the Denver Broncos to the playoffs, with a playoff victory in his second year in the league. But after that, he struggled to find his place in the NFL.

Tebow then turned to baseball. After his baseball workout on August 30, several teams became interested in him. On September 8 it was announced that he had signed with the New York Mets. Some people saw this as a distraction move, and a way for the Mets to make money, some coming from jersey sales. Which could be true, but General Manager Sandy Alderson said that the decision was strictly a baseball move. And it could be seen as a very low risk move. If he ends up not panning out then it’s not something that will really hurt the Mets. But there could be the chance that he does show something and could maybe one day be a contributor at the major league level.

On September 28, Tebow played in his first instructional league game and on the very first pitch he faces, he hit an opposite field home run. Tebow had shown power in both his tryout and in practices with the Mets, and then he immediately translated it to the game. In his second game Tebow went 2-for-4. It’s still early and there is a long way to go, but some early signs have been positive for Tebow. He's playing one final instructional league game on Thursday and then will report to spring training in February and will likely begin the season in Single A.

Tebow is playing one final instructional league game on Thursday and then will report to spring training in February. He will likely begin the season in Single A. The Mets recently nnounced Tebow will be reporting to the Arizona Fall League on Sunday.