Is Tim Tebow close to moving up the New York Mets' minor league ladder?
According to a new report, he might be.
In the last few weeks, Tim Tebow has been playing well for the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets' Low-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League. He is 7-for-22 in the past week (.318) and is hitting .250/.330/.370 in 112 plate appearances this season.
That's not eye-popping, but it is better than expected for a guy who hadn't played competitive baseball in more than a decade.
According to the New York Post's Mike Puma, the Mets are considering promoting Tebow, but would likely wait a bit before doing so.
The next step up for Tebow would be High-A ball for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League. Tebow would likely draw quite well back in the Sunshine State.
But, given the fact he's going to be 30 years old in August and his baseball clock is ticking, could the Mets challenge Tebow and bump him all the way up to Double-AA Binghamton?
It all depends on how these next few weeks go.