The New York Mets turned heads in early September when they signed former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to a contract. However, the latest MLB rumors imply that Tebow’s time with the Mets might be coming to an end as he remains hitless in the Arizona Fall League.
In his first at-bat in the instructional league for the Mets, Tebow hit a home run off the first pitch he saw that set the internet on fire. It earned him a promotion to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League but he has been hitless thus far.
One scout told the NJ Advance Media Group that Tim Tebow is out of his place and has been overmatched by professional pitching. The scout also thinks that the 29-year-old has a lot of work to do including shedding some of his weight.
“He was a little out of place and overmatched at this setting. He didn’t look very athletic out there. He wasn’t able to hit a good fastball. That’s expected when you haven’t played baseball in a long time. I think he’s got a lot, a lot of work to do,” the scout said.
Keith Law of ESPN was even harsher in his assessment of Tim Tebow calling him a “farce” and an “impostor” for playing baseball. He also thinks that the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is suited to play in an Arizona high school league rather than the Arizona Fall League.
According to Steve Contursi of Call to the Pen, the Mets should release Tim Tebow now before they become the laughingstock of baseball. He added that the team brought in the former Denver Broncos quarterback as a publicity stunt and earn money from his jersey sales.
“There’s no reason to let this thing go on any longer. The “experiment” with Tebow is a failure. If we can all see it, why can’t Alderson see it too by cutting him loose before the embarrassment reaches even higher levels? Unless, of course, it really is a publicity stunt,” Contursi opined.
Nevertheless, these are just purely speculative at this point and the Arizona Fall League season is still young. Even though Tebow is hitless in the AFL, he is a big hit with many baseball fans.
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