Urban Meyer on Tim Tebow's baseball tryout: 'Don't count him out'

While it would still qualify as a total shocker if Tebow ever actually made an MLB ballclub, Passan writes that the offer "lends credence to the idea Tebow will sign with a major league team".

The Bridgeport Bluefish, of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, announced on Wednesday that the club has formally extended a contract offer to former NFL quarterback and collegiate standout Tim Tebow.

Tebow, 29, showed off his hitting, fielding and throwing ability for a reported 28 major league teams and more than 40 scouts. Tebow is certainly a big name and a great athlete.

The objective of this workout isn't to get Tebow a contract as soon as possible. Here, you might have seen me when I was 17, but you haven't seen me since. Scouts said that they were impressed with Tebow's speed, size and power - but that's about it. I don't think this is one you're going to take your time on, because he's not a young kid. He puts a lot of time into being the best at his craft that he can.

Tebow will face two right-handers during the showcase in live batting practice: nine-year veteran David Aardsma and Thousand Oaks, California nativeChad Smith, who said Tebow was struggling to recognize the changeup in workouts, but improved later on as repetitions increased.

Tebow joining a professional baseball team would likely anger abortion advocates and those who think faith has no place in the public square in sports.

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"I hope he takes it", Amaro said.

Tebow played three years in the National Football League before his career stalled and he became a television analyst in late 2013. If the Tigers have a scout available "we'll go anywhere and see anybody", Avila said.

It seemed like Tebow's MLB career would have to wait for a Venezuelan baseball team is really interested in his services.

"You know since I was 4- or 5-years-old there's been two things I've loved the most in sports: One was playing quarterback, having 10 other guys look at you and depend on you to win a game. For me, yeah, I'll make all the sacrifices to be the best I can".

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