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It has now been a little more than one week since former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow worked out for major-league teams in California. Tebow, who hasn’t played baseball since high school 12 years ago, is not looking to cut any corners and wants to work his way up the minor-league ladder like everyone else.

A few days ago it was reported the Rockies and Braves have emerged as two possible suitors for Tebow. It is now being reported approximately eight teams have interest in him, including the Blue Jays.

The minor-league regular season ended earlier this week, and the various leagues are just now starting their postseasons. There’s no chance a team will sign Tebow and drop him onto a minor-league roster in the middle of the playoffs. Not going to happen.

More than likely, a team will sign Tebow — and a team will sign Tebow, I have no doubt about that — and send him to their fall instructional league later this month before bringing him to spring training next year. Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reported 42 scouts representing 28 teams were at Tebow’s workout — the Athletics and Cubs were the only no-shows — and I’m guessing more than one scout turned in a positive report.

Eight teams have interest in signing Tim Tebow. MLB.com

I personally don’t see any problem with Tebow or anyone else giving baseball a try. If a team signs him, great. That’s their decision. He’s not forcing anyone to do anything. Tebow is obviously a great athlete, though I wonder about things like pitch recognition and outfield/baserunning instincts. That stuff usually gets honed through repetition, and Tebow hasn’t played baseball in more than a decade.


Source: CBS Sports / Blue Jays reportedly one of about eight teams in the mix for Tim Tebow