Tim Tebow is back with the New York Mets for spring training, and team general manager Sandy Alderson has high hopes for his charismatic ace in the hole.
Alderson on Tebow: "I think he will play in the major leagues."
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) February 18, 2018
Many will undoubtedly scoff at this statement, thinking it’s nothing more than a publicity ploy. After all, Tebow is a huge draw, even at the minor league levels, where he pulled in record crowds last year.
That said, we can’t ignore the very real truth that Tebow actually got better last year the more he played. He finished his first season in the minors with a .226 average, eight home runs and 52 RBI. He also showed off some skills in the outfield and a flair for the dramatic.
If he does continue improving and makes his way to the big leagues, then Tebow will likely break the Internet. He’s one of the most popular athletes in America, even if he is highly polarizing.
Love him or hate him, it sure sounds like the Mets are really serious about someday featuring him on the big-league roster. So buckle up, sports fans. It’s going to be a wild ride.