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Tebow’s Chances to Make Majors? Hall of Fame Voting Member: ‘Don’t Put Anything Past the Wilpons’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | July 17, 2017 | 10:51 AM EDT

Tim Tebow batting for the St. Lucie Mets. (Hils Films YouTube Screenshot)

On Sports Center live discussing Major League Baseball two days ago, Baseball Hall of Fame voting member and Baseball Writers Association of America member Pedro Gomez said about famed Christian athlete Tim Tebow’s chances of making the majors, “Don’t put anything past the Wilpons.”

“If it’s, let’s say, September 5, September 10, the Mets are 20 games behind the Nationals, looking at sagging attendance, we know that a guy like Tim Tebow with a home series – let’s say a six, seven game homestand – would definitely boost gate sales,” said Pedro Gomez. “Don’t put anything past the Wilpons when it comes to them overruling the baseball operations people and saying, ‘No, we’re going to do this.’”

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson, on Friday, said he doesn’t envision calling Tim Tebow up in September when rosters expand to 40 players in the Major League.

“‘Never crossed my mind until about 10 days ago when somebody said it was likely to happen,’ Alderson told reporters Friday,” reported ESPN. “‘I don't foresee that kind of scenario.’”

But the New York Mets Front Office, headed up by Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon, might be calling the shots, reports ESPN. So “Don’t rule out Tebow in the majors”:

“Pedro Gomez says the Mets haven't always made decisions based on baseball operations and GM Sandy Alderson's hands may be tied if the Wilpons want Tebow up in New York.”

Entering Saturday this past weekend, Tim Tebow’s Batting Average (BA) stood at .321, with three Home Runs (HR) and 11 Runs Batted In (RBIs) with the St. Lucie Mets, and, according to ESPN, with a “one-out, solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning” Tim Tebow played “home run hero” just the Thursday night before in leading the Class A St. Lucie Mets to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Daytona Tortugas.

According to MiLB.com, Tebow’s career minor league stats are as follows: Tebow has a BA of .234, with an On-Base Percentage (OBP) of .326, a Slugging Percentage (SLG) of .372, and an On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage of .698; he has six home runs, three from each respective Mets teams he has played on, 34 total RBIs, 31 Walks, 80 Strikeouts and 37 Runs in only 83 games played.