It gets tougher and tougher to watch the Mets with each day that passes. The team is bleeding out a slow, painful death. It’s inevitable that the Mets will be sellers at the trade deadline. The idea would be to bring in as much young talent as possible because, well, there’s not much knocking on the door in the minors.
Peter Alonso is the obvious name that I think we all agree should start seeing Major League action this season. We’ll save his promotion argument for another day. There is one other interesting name hanging around the minors that could make a splash for the sake of making a splash in Queens: Tim Tebow.
It’s been one of those “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” seasons. For Tebow to reach the majors means the season imploded into ash like Shea. As of right now, the Mets are on that trajectory. All signs point to this being the “now or never” time for Tebow to reach the majors.
Let me be clear, I am going off absolutely nothing other than what my gut tells me. We’re not even a week into summer and fans have already lost the desire to attend games. That’s something that is sure to be on the minds of decision-makers come time for September call-ups. That’s where Tebow comes in and that’s why I think this is a real possibility to happen.
Tim Tebow bases clearing double in the bottom of the third inning. Rumble Ponies up 6-0. pic.twitter.com/ffnawMDGN4— JT Terán (@jt_teran) June 25, 2018
Look, I’ve gained a lot of respect for Tebow since joining the organization. He’s been nothing but a prime example of the type of attitude you want from every player. Tebow shows up every day and puts the work in without saying a peep. It’s hard to believe one of the biggest names in all of sports has continued to ride the bus without ever becoming a real distraction along the way. All things considered, he’s playing at a much higher level than I ever believed possible.
Tommy, thanks for all your help and for being an amazing bat boy! Your joy is contagious! pic.twitter.com/HXWz9CocjF— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) June 22, 2018
With all that being said, I absolutely do not want to see him in Queens this season.
The Mets are that foot in mouth uncle that always finds a way to embarrass you. Promoting Tebow would do just that. In a season that is sure to be forgotten, thrusting Tebow into the spotlight gives yet another low hanging fruit joke to make.
Tebow turns 31 years old this summer. He’s no spring chicken. Tebow’s presence in the minors is similar to that of Jose Reyes’ in the majors. He’s blocking someone that may or may not have a real future in the organization.
Wonder how long before #Mets are on the Tebow clock. Alderson probably can’t wait to get him to Citi Field. Hitting .315 (17-for-54) with an .844 OPS this month in 19 games for the Rumble Ponies. #Mets— David Lennon (@DPLennon) June 26, 2018
Don’t go back-page hunting on this one, Mets. Bringing Tebow up just to sell tickets and grab some headlines just isn’t worth it.
I'm hoping it doesn't happen, but let's face it: Tebow is going to arrive on September 1.
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.