Tim Tebow likely to start season on Nats' old farm team

Brian Tinsman
March 14, 2019 - 10:48 pm
New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow will start year minors.

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Syracuse won't have the next Juan Soto or Stephen Strasburg this summer, but they might have more star power than those two prospects combined.

Tim Tebow was recently reassigned from the New York Mets' Major League camp to its minor league camp, which likely puts him in line to start the season at Triple-A.

He finished his Major League Spring Training 4 for 15 (.267) in Grapefruit League action. This comes after his best professional season, at the Double-A level, where he hit .273/.336/.399 with six home runs in 84 games.

After learning of his demotion, Tebow took the news in stride and gave an honest assessment of why this Spring Training felt better.

"Maybe rhythm and timing," Tebow told the New York media. "Less of a standstill. Less of a muscular. Less of a grip it and rip it. Less meathead."

This will be the Mets' first season in Syracuse, after a decade of Nationals control. The team name was even changed from the Chiefs to the Mets.

Syracuse was a training ground for the aforementioned Soto and Strasburg, as well as prospects like Trea Turner and Bryce Harper.

Now, it will be home for Tebow, who is neither a prospect or a baseball player at heart. 

For those of you who have been living under a rock, Tebow was a multi-sport athlete who chose football and had a legendary career at quarterback for the Florida Gators. After creating a cultural phenomenon in his Heisman-winning season, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos and tallied some exciting wins while failing to impress scouts as a passer.

After just three seasons, he was out of the league and into the broadcast booth, until he decided he could make it as a professional baseball player.

This is his fourth season in professional baseball and could be the one where he finally breaks through to the big leagues.

Tebowmania is alive for another summer.

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