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Mets could promote Tim Tebow to Double-A

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Professional football player Tim Tebow at The World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Professional football player Tim Tebow at The World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney) /
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Tebowmania might be on the way to Binghamton, depending on how well he performs this spring.

According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets are looking to move Tim Tebow up to the next level in the organization if he plays well in Spring Training. The goal, says Heyman, is to get Tebow to Double-A playing with the Rumble Ponies.

Of course, if Tebow doesn’t live up to expectations in camp, the organization reportedly has no problem keeping him in Florida to play with the Single-A St. Lucie Mets.

Tebow joined the Mets in September of 2016 and has been working his way through the farm system over the last year and change.

In 2017, Tebow started the season with the Columbia Fireflies, and was then promoted to St. Lucie halfway through the year. He started out well in Florida, posting an OPS of .912 in his first 44 at bats. Unfortunately, he came back down to Earth after that and finished the year with a less than ideal .664 OPS after 62 games.

There’s no word as to what would constitute a successful spring from the team’s perspective, but it’s pretty obvious the Mets are trying to push Tebow up the ranks as much as possible.

As long as we don’t see him in the major leagues anytime soon, I personally could not care less. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him play for the Rumble Ponies this year and get a call up to the bigs in September when the rosters expand. The possibility of seeing Tebow could help sell some tickets for not only the minor league teams, but even for the big club in Queens. This is specially applicable if the Mets struggled throughout the season and are out contention by then.

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The Mets farm system isn’t really full of great outfield prospects, so I’m not really buying the argument that he’s taking someone else’s spot in the minors. If anyone really outperformed Tebow, the Mets wouldn’t hesitate to promote them over the former Heisman trophy winner.

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