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Braves interested in signing Tebow after meeting, per report

It appears that the Braves have more than just a luke-warm interest in signing Tebow

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The spectacle behind Tim Tebow and his transition to being a professional baseball player reached a fever pitch when he held a workout for 20+ teams in Los Angeles. the workout told us basically what we all already suspected: he moves well for a guy his size, he has some power (with a 430+ bomb during BP being the highlight), but other than that is an incredibly raw player.

We mentioned reports earlier that the two teams, according to Pedro Gomez and others, that were the most interested in Tebow were the Braves and the Rockies. As it turns out, there is more to the Braves’ interest than just the impression he left on them after the workout.

There is low risk for the Braves with such a move. Tebow would have to sign a deal to play in the lower minors since he is going to need a LOT of instruction and work. Attendance at said games would go through the roof which is good for those affiliates. Plus, given Tebow’s appeal and following especially in the Southeast, the marketing opportunities with the impending opening of SunTrust Park are very real. The Braves also sent Roy Clark and Brian Bridges to watch the workout so its possible they see some “diamond in the rough” value as well.

In, you are not going to see Tebow in Atlanta in 2017. However, the possibility that he is member of the organization in some capacity seems to be becoming more and more likely by the day.

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