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Mets GM Sandy Alderson Thinks Tim Tebow Will Be A Major League Player

Tim Tebow signing autographs.

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets signs autographs after a work out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 20, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow showed up at spring training today. He's set to begin his second season as a minor leaguer in the New York Mets organization.

When the Mets signed the former Heisman Trophy last year, it was met with skepticism by many. Some thought it was just a publicity stunt, that there was no way someone could take a decade off from baseball and perform at a high level, even if they are a gifted athlete like Tebow.

That assessment was proved partially correct and partially incorrect. Tebow had some moments where he looked better than expected, and he did hit eight home runs and drive in 52 runs in 126 games.

However, Tebow only hit .226 in low and high-A ball, with 126 strikeouts, or one per game. Those numbers aren't great.

Still, the Mets sound like they believe in the 30-year-old outfielder, enough that he might play his way to Queens at some point.

Today, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he thinks Tebow will eventually play in the major leagues.

According to the New York Daily News' Anthony DiComo, Tebow will likely begin this season at Double-A and could make his major league debut in September.

Thinking about it, it makes sense. While the Mets may think Tebow could reach the majors, it is unlikely that he ever becomes an impact player.

After all, he's already 30 years old (he'll turn 31 in August) and hasn't played much baseball. He's not exactly a prospect.

However, if the Mets find themselves out of the running again in September, why not call up Tebow to sell some tickets and merchandise? It can't hurt.