Tim Tebow is still pursuing his MLB dreams. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow might still have a chance of making his MLB debut this season with the New York Mets. If the upcoming 2020 MLB season wasn’t expected to be wacky enough, it sounds like the Mets could be open to making it even crazier with Tebow.

Tebow came into the year coming off one of the worst seasons by a MiLB player in recent memory. Despite an ugly performance for Triple-A Syracuse in 2019, the 32-year-old received an invitation to participate in Mets spring training.

Things didn’t go well for Tebow there either. After posting a .154 batting average across 13 at-bats this spring, along with some ugly blunders in the outfield, the Mets sent him to minor league camp before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down.

Now with baseball returning in July and no MiLB season expected, teams are being given 60-man player pools for this year. While Tebow wasn’t named as part of the first 50 players on the team’s roster, the door isn’t closed on him being given one of the final spots.

It’s an odd decision given Tebow’s entire value is generated from attracting fans to the games. While the Mets might be able to welcome some fans to Citi Field this season, no one will be able to watch Tebow play if he is a member of the taxi squad.

Given Tebow’s stats this past season at Triple-A, a .163/.240/.255 slash line with a 37.1 perent strikeout rate in 239 at-bats, he couldn’t be considered a potential contributor this year.

If the Mets are seriously considering giving Tebow a spot on their 60-man roster, this team will have big problems in 2020.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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ATL / 2018 / OF
Ronald Acuna Jr.
BAL / 1989 / RP
Gregg Olson
BOS / 2007 / 2B
Dustin Pedroia
CHC / 2015 / 3B
Kris Bryant
CHW / 2014 / 1B
Jose Abreu
CIN / 1999 / RP
Scott Williamson
CLE / 1990 / C
Sandy Alomar Jr.
COL / 2002 / SP
Jason Jennings
DET / 2016 / SP
Michael Fulmer
HOU / 2019 / OF
Yordan Alvarez
KC / 2003 / SS
Angel Berroa
LAA / 2018 / P/DH
Shohei Ohtani
LAD / 2017 / 1B
Cody Bellinger
MIA / 2013 / SP
Jose Fernandez
MIL / 2007 / 3B
Ryan Braun
MIN / 1995 / OF
Marty Cordova
NYM / 2019 / 1B
Pete Alonso
NYY / 2017 / OF
Aaron Judge
OAK / 2009 / RP
Andrew Bailey
PHI / 2005 / 1B
Ryan Howard
PIT / 2004 / OF
Jason Bay
SD / 1987 / C
Benito Santiago
SEA / 2001 / OF
SF / 2010 / C
Buster Posey
STL / 2001 / 1B
Albert Pujols
TB / 2013 / OF
Wil Myers
TEX / 2010 / RP
Neftali Feliz
TOR / 2002 / 3B
Eric Hinske
WAS / 2012 / OF
Bryce Harper

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