Is Tim Tebow going to be called up to the Mets?
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Is Tim Tebow going to be called up to the Mets?

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The Tim Tebow show is back as the New York Mets have invited the former NFL quarterback to participate in spring training. Tebow is a polarizing figure in sports, and many pundits believe his ego exceeds his talent. Critics say he's not good enough to make it in the big leagues; this is just a marketing ploy. But the Mets' hitting coach says Tebow is a gifted athlete who has what it takes to go pro. What do you think? ⚾

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#TebowIsLegit
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But let's be real. Honest baseball scouts have almost zero confidence in Tebow to make a big league roster. At 29 years old, he's approaching the age where many scouts think a player's skills are set or starting to decline. Tebow hit just .148 with eight strikeouts in spring training last season and only hit .226 in lower division minor league in 2017. Not terribly encouraging.

This is about selling tickets. Mets manager Terry Collins said as much back in March:

"I don't think he's going to make our team, but I think it's great for our organization, it's great for our fans. He's a pretty famous guy." 

Tebow has been proving the haters wrong for his entire athletic career. He doesn't let the criticism faze his game. He's a baller, pure and simple. He knows how to win. And when you give him a shot, Tebow carries his teammates to success every time.

And let's not dismiss the fact that Tebow is a gifted athletic specimen with real physical skills. And it's not just fans who think so, the Mets hitting coach also thinks so. He has no dog in this race, he's just telling it like it is. Tebow is a gifted athlete who can make the big leagues if he keeps at it. Here is what former Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said about Tebow at the end of 2016:

"I tell you what, with his work — the guy is just a machine. He’s 260, 7 percent body fat. He’s 6-4. He’s put together like no athlete I’ve ever seen. His work ethic is off the charts... We’ll see how that ends up. But yeah, I don’t count out the fact that maybe at some point, he can break through into the major leagues.”
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