New York Mets: Tim Tebow charade needs to come to an end

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Time for the New York Mets to end this Tim Tebow charade.

The New York Mets have carried this charade on long enough. It’s time for the team to give all positions on the team to players that show some ability. Being a nice guy that is a former football player that played baseball ten years ago is not a good enough reason. Yes he will sell tickets wherever he plays. That’s not a good reason to employ a player on a team that needs to win sooner rather than later.

Now anyone who knows me knows how I feel here. I have talked about it many times around this network. This author is not a Tim Tebow fan. Whether it was previously with the Jets and now with the Mets, the only use he has is to draw fan attention. There is a reason why nobody wanted to sign him after the Jets let him go and that only the Mets wanted to sign him.

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Take all of the opinion out of it. If we take all of the polarizing feelings about Tebow out of the equation, we are simply left with the numbers. The numbers have, and always will tell the story. So let’s review, shall we?

In his stint at single A last year, he hit .226 and struck out 126 times in 430 at bats. For the record that is nearly 30% of his at bats that were recorded as strikeouts. This fact being so, didn’t stop general manager Sandy Alderson from stating his belief that Tebow will eventually play in the major leagues. He may likely begin the year at double AA Binghamton.

You read that correctly. A .226 batting average likely earned him a promotion and it DID earn him an invitation to big league camp. How has he done so far? Well, not so good. As of the writing of this post, he is 1-11 at the plate for a whopping .091 batting average. This really should tell the story.

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The spring training stats are a tell-tale sign as to where Tebow is with his development. He is clearly not ready to go up against anything that resembles major league pitching. His performance on the field, when looking at it objectively, is proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he doesn’t belong. Even if we say he will be come major league ready, it won’t happen until is 32-33 years old. In other words, he will be way past his athletic prime.

Give the position to a younger player Tim, and go back to talking college football full-time. Instead of me saying it, I will let Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank tell us what the Mets need to do. Tell them Mr. Wonderful: