The Kansas City Royals will send a scout to see former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s open workout on August 30, 2016. The 29-year-old Tebow recently announced he intends to play professional baseball after giving up the game his junior year in high school.
KC Royals general manager Dayton Moore told Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd on Wednesday:
"“I’m sure we’ll send somebody,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Wednesday, while watching batting practice at Marling Park."
I can hear the gushing from here in Arizona. Dayton Moore sounds THRILLED at the idea of adding Tim Tebow to the Kasnsas City Royals organization.
Seriously, KC Royals fans. This whole Tebow thing is a circus. I mean who really believes that a 29-year-old who hasn’t played the game since he was 16 can provide any meaningful value to a major-league team? Even if he can blast through the minor-leagues in three seasons after taking 11 years off, he’d be debuting as a 32-year-old rookie.
That’s a player who will be losing both his range and bat speed just as he’s hitting major-league baseball.
Tebow might have had a chance if he’d been a pitcher. The lefty-throwing Tim Tebow could then have a future as a bullpen specialist. Lefty One Out Guy (LOOGY) type pitchers can survive into their late-thirties—or even early 40’s—on major-league rosters. But, as an outfielder, time isn’t on Tebow’s side.
But, hey, at least Tim Tebow gets to sell autographed baseballs for $125 and signed bats for $175 on his website. I guess Timmy wants to make a buck just like everyone else. You can check out Tebow’s swing yourself by clicking the link below:
At the very least, some independent league team will sign him just because he will put butts in the seats.I must confess, I’m curious if a major-league team will take the bait. Hey, the Denver Broncos were dumb enough to draft him in the first round when Josh McDaniels was general manager.