Tebow in the Majors in 2018 or the XFL in 2020?

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Tebow in the Majors in 2018 or the XFL in 2020?

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“All I was say­ing was that a los­ing team, plus bread and cir­cuses, was bet­ter than a los­ing team and a long, still silence.”

Bill Veeck

While Tom Brady pre­pares for his eighth trip to the Super­bowl in 16 years (not count­ing the sea­son he spent injured) to close his sea­son Tim Tebow who won a play­off game against the Steele’s before being crushed by Tom Brady’s Patri­ots in what would be his final NFL start is about to start a sea­son in Major League Train­ing camp:

Tim Tebow is about to receive his most sig­nif­i­cant expo­sure yet to top-​level base­ball com­pe­ti­tion. The Mets announced Fri­day that they have invited Tebow to Major League Spring Train­ing, giv­ing the for­mer col­lege and pro­fes­sional foot­ball star another oppor­tu­nity to stride for­ward in his base­ball career.

Tebow is among 13 non-​roster invi­tees to Spring Train­ing — a list that also includes blue-​chip first-​base prospect Peter Alonso (ranked as the Mets’ No. 7 prospect by MLB Pipeline) for­mer Nation­als catcher Jose Loba­ton and Drew Smith, the reliever the Mets acquired for Lucas Duda last July.

Tebow put up respectable num­bers last sea­son in the minors and the taste of the Majors in spring train­ing cer­tainly can’t hurt his devel­op­ment and while he would be a long­shot to make the Major league squad he will likely sell quite a few tick­ets this spring.

Of course there are those who have made a career hat­ing Tebow for his unapolo­getic very pub­lic Chris­tian­ity who aren’t going to be too happy and there are a few who fig­ure that the Mets a plan­ning on Tebow to finan­cially sal­vage a sea­son brim­ming with low expectations.

Tak­ing that cyn­i­cism even fur­ther, you could see Tebow’s spring train­ing invite as a test run of sorts for the Mets in prepa­ra­tion to bring him up for a pro­mo­tional tour later in the sea­son if the Mets are out of the play­off race and look­ing to sell some tick­ets in August and September.

Given it’s the job of teams to sell tick­ets there’s noth­ing wrong with that idea plus while his num­bers in the NFL were never impres­sive his teams had a reg­u­lar habit of win­ning games he started.

And if things don’t work out in the next two years with the Mets there’s always the Orlando team of the XFL in 2020.

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“All I was saying was that a losing team, plus bread and circuses, was better than a losing team and a long, still silence.”

Bill Veeck

While Tom Brady prepares for his eighth trip to the Superbowl in 16 years (not counting the season he spent injured) to close his season Tim Tebow who won a playoff game against the Steele’s before being crushed by Tom Brady’s Patriots in what would be his final NFL start is about to start a season in Major League Training camp:

Tim Tebow is about to receive his most significant exposure yet to top-level baseball competition. The Mets announced Friday that they have invited Tebow to Major League Spring Training, giving the former college and professional football star another opportunity to stride forward in his baseball career.

Tebow is among 13 non-roster invitees to Spring Training — a list that also includes blue-chip first-base prospect Peter Alonso (ranked as the Mets’ No. 7 prospect by MLB Pipeline) former Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton and Drew Smith, the reliever the Mets acquired for Lucas Duda last July.

Tebow put up respectable numbers last season in the minors and the taste of the Majors in spring training certainly can’t hurt his development and while he would be a longshot to make the Major league squad he will likely sell quite a few tickets this spring.

Of course there are those who have made a career hating Tebow for his unapologetic very public Christianity who aren’t going to be too happy and there are a few who figure that the Mets a planning on Tebow to financially salvage a season brimming with low expectations.

Taking that cynicism even further, you could see Tebow’s spring training invite as a test run of sorts for the Mets in preparation to bring him up for a promotional tour later in the season if the Mets are out of the playoff race and looking to sell some tickets in August and September.

Given it’s the job of teams to sell tickets there’s nothing wrong with that idea plus while his numbers in the NFL were never impressive his teams had a regular habit of winning games he started.

And if things don’t work out in the next two years with the Mets there’s always the Orlando team of the XFL in 2020.