Tim Tebow might get his shot at the bigs with the New York Mets this year. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Tim Tebow to the Majors Movement Gaining Steam Thanks to Improved Play

The New York Mets being 32-45 and losing fans certainly isn’t hurting his chances either.

If they’re getting beaten, join ’em.

At 32-45, the Mets are no longer really in contention for a playoff spot which means they are no longer capturing the attention of most New Yorkers.

However, that could quickly change if they decide to promote 30-year-old quarterback-turned-outfielder Tim Tebow from Double-A Binghamton to the majors.

Despite hitting .233 through his first two months with the Rumble Ponies, Tebow has been making a decent case for himself of late and has gone 17-for-53 over his past 18 appearances (.321).

While not eye-popping, that improvement could be just enough to justify the Mets making a move that would surely improve their presence on local sports pages and attendance at Citi Field in Queens.

“I saw him last year at [Single-A] Columbia. He’s come a really long way,” Double-A Hartford manager Warren Schaeffer told The Post. “He’s a tough out right now. We had a really tough time against Tim Tebow. He hits fastballs well. He’s a strong kid. His approach has gotten a lot better. He’s spitting on pitches now he wasn’t early on this year. You can tell he works hard.”

Regardless of what the Mets do, it seems like only a matter of time until it’s Tebow Time.

Read the full story at the New York Post