Mets Sign Tim Tebow to Minor League Deal
In a bit of surprising news, Tim Tebow has been signed by the New York Mets. Of course, this isn't a major league deal; he will be reporting to the Mets Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Talk of Tim Tebow playing baseball has been dominating the sports news cycles for the past few days, as the former football player-turned-football announcer began having tryouts for several teams. Most recently, the Atlanta Braves were talking about the possibility of signing him.
Commentators and pundits have been speculating about the nature of these tryouts; is he a legitimate player? Is this publicity for the new book he has coming out? Is this publicity for his endorsement deal with Adidas? Can someone who hasn't played baseball since 2005--as a high schooler--jump right into professional baseball at the age of 29?
A lot of those questions are still waiting to be answered, but for now it seems like they're going to be answered in a Mets uniform.