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Mets: Players in their “last chance” season in hope of a turnaround

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets reacts on the mound after surrendering a sixth inning grand slam home run against Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets reacts on the mound after surrendering a sixth inning grand slam home run against Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 21: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets poses for a photo on Photo Day at First Data Field on February 21, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow

The ageless wonder that is Tim Tebow may have his sun setting on his Mets career. Tim Tebow was signed by Sandy Alderson back in 2016 mainly as a publicity stunt to try and sell more tickets at their lesser attended minor league games and now the time is running out. Unfortunately, Tebow has not done very much in the three minor league seasons he has played in.

He has a career slash line of .223/.299/.338/.638 and if his name was not Tim Tebow he probably would have been cut already. At 33 years old he is going into his fourth season in the Mets minors and he must show some sign of life offensively to warrant being kept around.

This is no shot at Tebow but if his numbers are put in a vacuum, he has not had a successful minor league career despite not playing baseball for 15 years.

If he has another season like the first three, he may be seeing his Mets career come to a close. It was a nice story in the beginning, but the Mets may be forced to move on if he does not take advantage of this last chance opportunity.

He is Rule 5 eligible at the end of the 2020 season and the Mets will have a decision to make if they want to add him to their 40-man roster.

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At this point, I cannot see an avenue that they would find a spot for him unless he takes advantage of the last chance season and prove that all his hard work has come together and can now produce respectable numbers.

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