New York Mets: Tim Tebow asks and he shall receive

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 01: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets looks on while batting during the Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Lakeland, Florida. The Mets defeated the Tigers 7-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 01: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets looks on while batting during the Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Lakeland, Florida. The Mets defeated the Tigers 7-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Another spring training for the New York Mets and more speculation on whether this is the year of Tim Tebow. A little fuel was added to the fire yesterday.

In September 2016 Tim Tebow signed his minor league contract with the New York Mets. He has been invited to the big-league spring training ever since ever year since then.

His numbers are uninspiring, going 9-60 without an extra-base hit in his three springs with at the big league camp. That was until Detroit Tigers right-hander Alex Wilson served up a gopher ball to Tebow.

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Depending on how Tebow hits this spring will determine how long he stays in the big-league camp, though one thing is for certain, he will not be going north with the Mets.

Tebow was serviceable in Single-A before being promoted to Double-A in 2018 where he produced an All-Star season for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. An injury ended his campaign early and cut short what was becoming a special season for the former quarterback. He was then assigned to Triple-A Syracuse to begin the 2019 season.

Tebow suffered another season-ending injury in 2019 but not before he batted to the tune of a .163 average while striking out 41% of the time.

The Mets currently have five outfielders on the 40-man roster and two infielders (J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith) who have spent time in the outfield. All these players bring more plate discipline and power to the plate than Tebow, making his promotion to the big leagues unrealistic.

It was reported Tim Tebow came to camp in great shape and ready to improve on his inconsistencies. Here’s hoping Tebow has a solid spring training and he gets reassigned to minor league camp before finding his way back to Triple-A Syracuse.

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Great story of a guy who played professionally in football and has worked hard to do the same in baseball. There is just no room for him in Queens right now.