Mets are demonstrating the dangers of signing Tim Tebow


Tim Tebow is still with the New York Mets organization and there doesn’t look to be any end in sight.

I will admit, I own a Tim Tebow Mets t-shirt. I went to a Syracuse Mets game last April intoxicated by the novelty and humor of owning Tebow Mets merchandise. I didn’t particularly care about the other Syracuse players I was seeing on the field. I was most invested in seeing the New York Mets farmhand play professional baseball.

I bought into Tebow, which is exactly why he is apart of the Mets organization. However, the time has long passed for the Mets to move on from the Tebow experiment.

In August 2016, Tebow announced that he would be hosting a workout for all MLB teams in the hopes of pursuing a professional baseball career. In September, the Mets signed Tebow to a minor league contract worth $100,000.

At the time, GM Sandy Alderson told ESPN, “The notion that we’re going to spend $100,000-plus on a player so we can sell a couple of hundred dollars worth of T-shirts in Kingsport [Tennessee, home of the Kingsport Mets] — those economics don’t work. This was not about making money.”

Oh really? Signing Tim Tebow was not about making money?

ESPN’s Darrel Rovell

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