I guess we can file ESPN writer Keith Law, a former Major League and Minor League scout, as “not a fan” of Tim Tebow the baseball player.
Tebow made his Arizona Fall League debut on Tuesday, the same day he “healed a man,” and Law was there to give his assessment of him as a Major League prospect.
He was not kind in the report he filed for ESPN…
“His presence here is a farce, and he looks like an imposter pretending to have talent he does not possess.”
“His swing is long, and he wields the bat like someone who hasn’t played the sport in more than a decade, which he hasn’t.”
“In left field, his routes look like those of a wide receiver, although he managed to eventually make his way around to a fly ball in left.”
“The Mets’ decision to sign Tebow for $100,000 … was a craven, mercenary move befitting an independent-league team desperate for the added revenue from ticket sales, not something a major league team with postseason aspirations should be doing.”
“The Mets had to use one of their AFL roster slots to send Tebow here, and he’s playing 3-4 days a week — because this is a part-time job for him — in place of, well, players who can actually play.”
“This is all in service of adding jersey sales, but if MLB and the Mets were being honest about this, the front of Tebow’s jersey would say ‘Avarice’ in Comic Sans.”
So I guess what he’s saying is that Tebow hitting a home run in his first at-bat as a professional might just be Tebow’s greatest moment as a baseball player. Other than saving a man’s life, of course.