Tim Tebow's first stop on what he hopes is a journey to the major leagues has been determined.
"With minor league spring training games about to start, Collins said Tebow's appearance may have been his last this spring training with the major league club", CBS New York reported.
The Fireflies are the Mets' Low Class A affiliate. That's obviously great news for the Fireflies - they now boast high-profile former National Football League quarterback on their roster whom they can promote to draw fans to their games.
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Fireflies President John Katz said earlier this month that he was "cautiously optimistic" Tebow would begin his professional career in Columbia. "Not every player that we have is a top prospect, whose opportunity is being curtailed by Tim Tebow or anybody else". Later in the fall, he played in 19 contests in the Arizona Fall League. What he wants is to improve.
Mets gemeral manager Sandy Alderson told Newsday he has been impressed with Tebow's improvement with the fall until now. The Mets have been playing him in the outfield. Tickets for the historic event can be purchased here, starting at $5, which gets you a spot on the Bojangles Berm. Maintaining that signing Tebow was not a farce, publicity stunt, or money grab, Alderson noted, "We have lots of players in our organization who are just that: organizational players". He played professionally for the Denver Broncos from 2010 to '11, leading them to a playoff overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011, and the New York Jets (2012).