Has the Tim Tebow experiment been a failure for the New York Mets? Well that’s what the sports experts seem to be saying.
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The former NFL quarterback who once played for the New York Jets is trying to make a sports comeback in baseball. Tebow was signed over the summer to play for the New York Mets affiliate club in the Arizona Fall League. Tim Tebow was given a $100, 000 contract and many at the time called it a publicity stunt.
Well the short Fall League’s season has ended and Tebow was a bust. He hit just .194 with no home runs and struck out 20 times in just 62 at-bats.
And the New York papers have not been kind. The New York Post headlined about Tebow, “‘Awful, stinks, ugly’: Scouts hammer Tim Tebow as season winds down.” “Awful, ” “Stinks” and “ugly” were the words used to describe Tebow’s baseball play by scouts and league executives alike.
But New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson tried to put a positive spin on things saying, “The idea for us was just to get him more game experience there. We thought he might be somewhat over matched and that was true early on, but from the first 10 days of the Arizona Fall League to the last 10 days, there was a marked improvement.”
“I haven’t heard anyone ripping him for impersonating a baseball player lately, so it’s good he ended on a positive note, ” he added.
— New York Mets (@Mets) November 21, 2016
So should Mets fans expect to see Tim Tebow play for the tea next year? Probably not. But Tebow probably can be expected to show up for the team’s Spring Training next year.