Waking up Friday, the Mets signing Tim Tebow caught us off guard with maybe the exception of our co-editor Michelle Ioannou!
Many people will question the timing of this move as the Mets have won 14 of 18 and at the time of the signing, had vaulted themselves into a tie for the 2nd Wild Card in the NL.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson denied during yesterday’s conference call that this signing had anything to with it, saying the following:
"“Brodie represents a number of players on the team. But in the course of our conversations regarding Tim, none of those players were mentioned, none were in mind. I think Brodie is professional enough to keep all of those things separate.”"
Of course he is going to deny it, but I believe that there is some correlation here. Maybe they didn’t discuss the other Mets clients of his. It certainly can’t hurt the Mets relationship with Van Wagenen starting this offseason to keep a guy they must keep in Cespedes.
In the future with Syndergaard and deGrom, a continued rapport with their agent will only help keep these guys in Blue and Orange.
The signing of Tebow could have an indirect influence on the Mets’ future. This future likely won’t include Tebow ever putting on a Mets uniform.
Tebow’s chances of ever playing a game in Queens are slim to none but if it helps keep some of the Mets’ most important pieces here for years to come it will turn out to be a big win for them.