The Atlanta Braves have been “involved” in the Tim Tebow sweepstakes for a few days, but it appears that whatever pursuit that the team offered was not quite enough to secure his services. On Thursday morning, it was announced that the New York Mets and Tebow have agreed to a partnership that will begin with a trip to instructional league.
It is almost jarring to consider that Tebow, who is 29 years old and hasn’t played baseball since high school, actually signed with an organization other than the Braves. Perhaps that is because this website operates in an Atlanta-centric bubble, but the Braves certainly received the most national attention when it comes to Tebow, even if many folks in Braves Country will be pleased that he did not join the family.
As for Tebow, signing with the Mets does offer a particular window into his mindset, as New York can (obviously) offer the largest media exposure possible for his baseball pursuit. It remains to be seen how Tebow will approach this aspect of his sporting career, but if it comes with an angle in the media (reality TV, maybe?) then this is the way to do it.
The Tim Tebow dream is dead. We may return to our regularly scheduled programming.