Not many expected the Tim Tebow baseball experiment to work out, but the former Heisman-winning quarterback has raised some eyebrows.
Playing with the Single-A Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies, Tebow has not only been a ticket-seller, but he’s been a solid contributor for the team, too. In 28 games, Tebow has a slash line of .250/.330/.370 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.
He’s done enough to get members of the Mets front office thinking and talking about a promotion, according to the New York Post.
Sandoval mostly stayed away from Boston as he rehabbed from surgery on his shoulder in early May, setting up camp at the team’s Fort Myers complex. The work he put in was evident Thursday as he took to the field at Fenway South with his early-arriving teammates.
While arriving and remaining in better physical shape would seem to be a positive sign for Sandoval, all that really matters is how well he performs. The Red Sox flushed $17.6 million on him last season, and he’ll get the same salary in 2017, with two more guaranteed years left on his contract after that.
Boston hasn’t had much of a return on its investment since Sandoval arrived from San Francisco, but the 30-year-old still has time to redeem himself.