The Mets said Wednesday that the outfielder has been assigned to start the season at Binghamton of the Eastern League. The Rumble Ponies open their season at home on April 5 against Portland.
The 30-year-old Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner at UF and NFL quarterback, split last season between a pair of Class A teams, Columbia, South Carolina, and St. Lucie. He hit .226 with eight homers and 52 RBIs in 126 games.
Tebow, who is not on the Mets’ 40-man major league roster, was hampered during spring training by a left ankle sprain.
How many articles do you see of a player being promoted to double A?? It’s called Tebow Power. The guy could run for senator and win. He’d probably be better than who we have. I’d really love to see him in a big league game. Come on Mets, think of the jersey sales and attendance numbers.
Lol, even more so, how many players do you see promoted to AA after the line “has been promoted to Double-A after going 1 for 18 with 11 strikeouts in big league spring training”. I’m rooting for the guy, but I’m worried the Mets are rooting for him a little harder. Taking the Tebow show to NY will be interesting to see.
I’ve got a little different take on the promotion. Baseball may be afraid that he’ll leave them and slide over to one of the new football leagues that do regional drafts and get signed by maybe a Florida team as quarterback. Think of his draw for that team. The Mets may be trying to do what they can to keep him in baseball. They may have to do more.