Noah Syndergaard Doesn't Think He'll Play with Tim Tebow on Mets This Season

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2017

Columbia Fireflies' Tim Tebow watches his home run in his first at bat on the opening day during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
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Tim Tebow is making his way up the ranks of the New York Mets minor leagues, but Noah Syndergaard doesn't believe the former NFL player will be in the majors by season's end.

When asked if he would bet on Tebow playing for the Mets by September, Syndergaard said "no" with a slight chuckle, via Sports Illustrated:

"Just a hunch," the pitcher added.

Tebow was promoted from low Single-A to high Single-A on Monday, per ESPN.

Unfortunately, the outfielder struggled during his time in low Single-A, batting just .220 with three home runs in 64 games. Still, the 29-year-old remains upbeat about the situation.

"Looking forward to this opportunity starting tonight and just try to make the most of it," Tebow said about his debut in St. Lucie, per Jon Santucci of USA Today. "Also understanding I have a long way to go and just try to get a little better every day and keep working on the process."

Tebow would have to prove himself at this level and then presumably Double-A and Triple-A before getting a call to play for the Mets. However, it's not out of the question for the team to bring him up to sell tickets and jerseys. 

Considering his popularity throughout the country and the fact the Mets entered Tuesday in fourth place, 10.5 games out of a playoff spot, Tebow could make it to Queens regardless of what he does on the field.

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