Sandy Alderson, General Manager of the New York Mets, made a comment saying that he believes Tim Tebow will play in the MLB. After playing one season in A ball the Mets GM, who has been around baseball for decades, believes Tim Tebow will be a major league caliber talent. Tim Tebow, hadn't played baseball in 12 years, now he decides to pick up the sport again, and after just 18 months of playing baseball the Mets GM thinks Tebow is ready for the show. Just when I try to help cover the Mets asses a little with the David Wright blog I wrote, their GM goes out and says this. Honestly, it's like they're trying to get criticized.
To share my truth, I believe this is just Sandy Alderson covering up the marketing tool that is Tim Tebow. They've already admitted they brought him in as a PR stunt, so why continue to try to cover it up instead of embracing it. Instead of just letting Tim Tebow be at spring training for PR/Marketing purposes, they continue to try to build this narrative that he'll actually play baseball for the New York Mets someday. Just say it for what it is, show some semblance of transparency with your fan base, and then just maybe they all won't hate you.
As for Tim Tebow playing in the MLB, I'm all for it. Of course I want to see this guy in the big leagues, pretending it's reasonable and the best thing to help the team win though, I will not tolerate. Only way I see Tim Tebow ever playing for the Mets is if they're god awful this season and they need something to entice fans to buy tickets. That's the only way I can see Tebow touching the field for the Mets . I do truly believe one way or another he'll play somewhere in the MLB one day. Think of all the small market teams that need something to drive traffic to their stadium in late August early September, Tim Tebow would be the easiest way to do it. Soon enough Tim Tebow will play in the MLB and Sandy Alderson's prediction will be correct. However, it won't be for the Mets.