It was officially announced this morning that the Mets have signed the God loving quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league deal. There is a small part of me that believes this happened because just yesterday I was making fun of the Braves for considering signing him. Then there’s the other part of me that believes this was done just to send Mets fans into an angry spiral, which seems to have done so.
But the truth of it is, it’s just a minor league signing. They’re not just going to promote him to the majors because he’s Tim Tebow. If this were a struggling team like the Braves or the Reds, I could see the appeal of promoting him right away despite his skill level as an attempt to drive up ticket sales. The Mets don’t need something like that. We’re in a pennant race right now, and by the time 2017 rolls around and that young pitching staff has healed up, they’ll be more than enough reasons for fans to come out to Mets games.
So yes, I do understand the panic. We’re Mets fans. Our default mode for almost everything is either panic or disgust. The truth is though, I really can’t see this being something we’ll have to worry about down the line. There will be no “Tebowing” in the MLB.