Tebow: World Series title ‘would mean more’ than Super Bowl

Posted: 13/02/2017 in MLB, Sports
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Having only started his professional baseball career at age 29, more than a decade after last playing the game competitively, Tim Tebow’s chances of ever cracking an MLB roster remain exceedingly slim, and that’s why a World Series championship would mean more to the former Heisman trophy winner than getting a Super Bowl ring.

“I think because of the ups and the downs and just the battle of picking something up that you haven’t done in 12 years, I think it would mean more,” Tebow told Sports Illustrated’s Maggie Gray.

Last summer, Tebow – the former University of Florida star who spent parts of three seasons in the NFL – shocked the sports world when he unexpectedly announced plans to pursue a career in professional baseball. Amid skepticism throughout the industry, the New York Mets insisted it wasn’t a publicity stint when they signed him to a minor-league deal, with a $100,000 signing bonus, in September.

“While I and organization are mindful of the novel nature of this situation, this decision was strictly driven by baseball,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “It is not driven by marketing considerations or anything sort.”

Despite struggling in his first stint in the Arizona Fall League – he slashed .194/.296/.242 with a 28.6 percent strikeout rate in 70 plate appearances – Tebow is expected to report to the Mets’ minor-league camp in Port St. Lucie later this month.

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