In a tweet on his Twitter page Tuesday, Fox Sports MLB Insider Jon Paul Morosi reported that former NFL quarterback and college football star “Tim Tebow is likely to begin 2019” with Triple-A Syracuse in the New York Mets organization, ESPN’s Mike Golic, co-host of “Golic and Wingo,” commenting, “Good for Tim.”
“Hey, listen,” stated Mike Golic about the promotion. “Good for Tim and the opportunity he’s going to get. So, we’ll see where that one goes.”
Golic’s comments came as it was reported that the Mets new General Manager (GM) Brodie Van Wagenen “did not rule out the possibility that he could make the @MLB Opening Day roster,” according to Morosi’s tweet.
According to ESPN, Tebow “hit .273 with six homers and 36 RBIs in 84 games this year for Double-A Binghamton” before his “season was cut short by a broken hamate bone in his right hand, which required surgery July 24.”
Van Wagenen, as reported by ESPN, before he was hired as GM last week by the Mets, “worked at CAA Baseball and represented the 31-year-old outfielder” as an agent.
Below is a transcript of Trey Wingo and Mike Golic’s remarks from their show:
Trey Wingo: “Tebow will start in Triple-A in 2019.
“Listen, Tim Tebow started last year and played most of the year for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of Double-A. We actually saw him when the Rumble Ponies came up to play the Hartford Yard Goats, had a great outing at Dunkin Donuts Stadium there.
“He’s going to play in Triple-A Syracuse, and then he’ll be evaluate and to see when he’s ready.
“Scare-acuse going to scare a lot of people with Tebow up in the lineup in Triple-A.”
Mike Golic: “This whole thing, again, they have a new general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen, who worked at CAA Baseball, and he was an agent. He represented Tim Tebow. And now he’s the general manager of the New York Mets.”
Wingo: “Yeah. There’s no conflict there.”
Golic: “I mean, holy smokes.”
Wingo: “There’s no conflict of interest there.”
Golic: “Hey, listen. Good for Tim and the opportunity he’s going to get. So, we’ll see where that one goes.”