Tebowmania is back. A few weeks ago the New York Mets invited Tim Tebow to their spring training ahead of the 2018 season.
Tebow played for several Mets affiliates during the 2017 season. He split time between the Columbia Fireflies and St. Lucie Mets, both A-level squads - and had a slash line of .226/.309/.347.
He hit eight home runs and knock in 52 RBIs during his 126 games. On Tuesday afternoon Tebow had his 2018 season debut with the Mets during spring training against the Houston Astros.
The 2017 world champs got the better of Tebow on Tuesday afternoon. Rogelio Armenteros fanned Tebow, who was caught looking on a called strike three.
Earlier this month Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that he thinks Tebow can be a major leaguer. If that comes to fruition, his first stop this year might be in Double-A.
The Mets' A-level affiliates saw dramatic increases in attendance during Tebow's reign last season. He's likely to draw the same reaction this year, which gives Alderson more incentive to move the former Heisman Trophy-winner to either Double-A or perhaps to the majors.