New York Mets: Tim Tebow needs to be called up to the majors

Tim Tebow, New York Mets. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Tim Tebow, New York Mets. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

This Mets season is heading in only one direction: Tim Tebow will start in the outfield at some point.

This unmitigated disaster that will be known as the 2018 New York Mets season is only going to be remembered for Tim Tebow.

Yes, you read that right. The writing is on the wall for where this is heading.

As it stands, the Mets are going to end up in the basement of the National League. That’s going to be further cemented when the team trades their only valuable players at the trade deadline. Citi Field will be just about empty come September. No reasonable person will want to spend money to see what will mostly be minor league players in the lineup.

Fred and Jeff Wilpon, strapped for cash as it is, will make the only move they can think of to try and get any sort of revenue out of September.

“Now batting, Right Fielder, number 15, Tim Tebow.”

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Just like that, those 8 words will convert the Mets back into the laughing-stock they were from 2009-2014.

The Wilpon’s will have their justification.

According to Baseball Reference, Tebow is batting .256 in AA, with a .332 OBP and an OPS of .728.

Not nearly good enough for any random player to deserve a Major League promotion, but for Tebow, it’s more than anyone could have been expecting.

To his credit, the former Heisman winner has worked incredibly hard just to get to this point. No one was expecting him to even resemble an adequate baseball player when he signed with the Mets in 2016.

Most thought it was just a publicity stunt. Those people were right.

Sandy Alderson has tried to sell his signing as purely baseball related, even stating in Spring Training that he thought Tebow had enough talent to make the major leagues.

Don’t let this fool you Mets fans: Tim Tebow does not deserve to wear a big league uniform. Yet, he will sell endless jerseys and fill Citi Field up to a level it doesn’t deserve to be at come September.

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Most importantly to the Wilpons, he’ll fill their pockets with money. Money that won’t be reinvested into the franchise.

ESPN will have wall-to-wall coverage, MLB Network will put the game on for a national audience, and the Mets will go back to being the Cleveland Browns of Major League Baseball.