Tim Tebow is actually putting together a pretty decent season in the New York Mets organization at Double-A Binghamton, as he's slashing .269/.338/.393 with five home runs and 33 RBI. You can certainly make the argument it's not worthy of him making the Eastern League All-Star Game, but it's happening.
And he's another step closer to making the big leagues.
Tim Tebow secures his first career baseball All-Star nod. In 22 games in June, he has compiled a .318 AVG with 7 extra-base hits. In 67 games in his 1st season at Double-A, Tebow has hit .261 with 5 HR and 30 RBI.#BinghamtonAllStars #LetsRumble pic.twitter.com/j0Ah1YA1ZJ— Rumble Ponies (@RumblePoniesBB) June 29, 2018
So, what would a timeline look like for Tebow to be called up to New York? Team brass spoke on the subject this week.
Now for #TebowTweets!— Laura Albanese (@AlbaneseLaura) July 6, 2018
Ricco said he/Omar/J.P. need to discuss if he'll get a Sept. call up but he's not going to Vegas post All-Star break. "The thing with him all along was going to be Father Time and whether he has long enough window...but he’s trending in the right direction."
The Mets are mulling over whether they want to give Tebow a September call-up to Queens, and the fact he's even being considered is a good sign for the former Heisman Trophy winner. What isn't going to happen for the 30-year-old, however, is a trip to Triple-A Vegas after the All-Star break.
Look, not only is Tebow holding his own in the minors, but the Mets are far out of playoff contention. It would behoove them to give the fans something, anything to cheer about come September. You can guarantee they'd have some sellout crowds if Touchdown Timmy was called up, and their merchandise sales would likely go through the roof, at least for a time.
I definitely think Tebow needs to earn a promotion the right way, but if he keeps doing what he's doing, why not give him the chance?