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Tim Tebow’s no circus act: He’s a real Mets prospect

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Tim Tebow, it turns out, can play a little. This probably comes as a surprise to you, because it almost certainly comes as a surprise to the Mets. The only people this doesn’t surprise, in truth, are those Tebow acolytes willing to believe he’s capable of Aqib Talib Jersey just about anything.
It was 12 days ago that Sandy Alderson tried to throw cold water on the notion the Mets were pondering Tebow as a call-up after Sept. 1, when rosters can expand from 25 to 40.
“Never crossed my mind until about 10 days ago, when somebody said it was likely to happen,” Alderson http://www.officialauthenticbroncostore.com/Nike-Andy-Janovich-Jersey.html said then. “I don’t foresee that kind of scenario.”
Of course, it was 12 days before that when Alderson offered the least-surprising Tebow observation ever uttered by a member of Mets brass when he’d said: “Look, we signed him because he is a good guy, partly because of his celebrity, partly because this is an entertainment business. My attitude is, ‘Why not?’
There are plenty of sound business reasons why it would have been wise anyway to keep Tebow away from Citi Field as some kind of marketing ploy, beginning with the very credibility of the franchise, which is supposed to be in the business of developing Изображение baseball players, not carnival barkers.
But now the Mets have the best reason of all to forget about that.
What if Tebow really is what these last 27 games and 87 at-bats have hinted at? In the Florida State League, the most advanced level of Single-A ball, he has hit .299 with an eye-raising OPS of .907. To find a higher number than that on the St. Lucie Mets’ roster, you stop at Alan Trammell Womens Jersey names like Conforto and Flores and Lagares and Duda, members of the varsity Mets who made brief rehab appearances at Port St. Lucie.
Look, the odds remain heavily stacked against Tebow, who at age 29 is still three steep steps away from the majors. But this is also true: there was no way to foresee even these past 27 games and 87 at-bats, heading into Wednesday’s game against Bradenton. And what he has done is raise the possibility — however remote it may still seem — that he really might be a player, and not just a jersey.
All Tebow. All the time. Maybe Alderson was serious, and maybe the plan was to keep Citi spared of all that this September. But it would have been tempting. Now? You wouldn’t ever expose a real prospect to that kind of ridicule. And amazing as this http://www.authentictigershop.com/authentic-19-anibal-sanchez-jersey.html sentence is to contemplate, it’s even more astonishing to write: It’s right to treat Tim Tebow like a real prospect, because he just might be one.