Tuesday, August 30, 2016
TEBOW SHOWS SCOUTS THERE'S A CHANCE
Tim Tebow did his showcase today in front of 28 Major League ball clubs. There were mixed reviews over his talent, but for me personally, and I'm not a Tebow fan, I just appreciated him being out there trying to pursue something he loves... baseball.
Josh Peter of USA Today writes:
"Tim Tebow put on an impressive power display for a throng of major league scouts on Tuesday, but struggled against live pitching and received mixed reviews for his physical tools in a two-hour workout...
Tebow, 29, looked less impressive during live batting practice against former major league relievers Chad Smith and David Aardsma. Smith's fastball topped out at 92 mph, and Tebow put four of Smith's first 20 pitches in play, cracking a line drive to center field that would have been the only sure hit in the bunch. He also lined two balls to shortstop and grounded to second base in displaying decent bat speed..."
Meanwhile, Jeff Passan Yahoo Sports reports that a Venezuelan Winter club has offered Tebow a contract:
"Tebow was offered a contract with a venerable winter-ball team in Venezuela, sources told Yahoo Sports, further legitimizing his efforts to transition from NFL quarterback to outfielder.Aguilas del Zulia, a five-time champion of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League and two-time Caribbean Series winner, sent a contract to Tebow’s representation at CAA on Monday in hopes of securing him for the league filled with major leaguers and on-the-rise prospects."
We'll have to see what happens with all of this, but I gotta tell ya, many call this a dog-and-pony show. I don't. I see a guy who loves baseball and now has gone back to pursue a dream. Call it whatever you want, but I applaud it.