Tim Tebow PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – SEPTEMBER 19: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets works out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 19, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Say what you will about Tim Tebow – there is no denying the guy leaves all he has to offer on the field. On Monday, Tebow turned in perhaps his finest defensive effort yet with a diving catch to rob Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins of a base hit.

Even the most animated of Tebow doubters and critics have to give a nod of approval for the effort, although it is not exactly the kind of catch that is considered out of the ordinary by major league standards. Heck, It’s not even close to being he best catch we’ve seen from a Mets player this spring.

Let’s not get too carried away though and etch Tebow’s name in the history books quiet yet, because the bottom line is he still has a very long way to go just to sniff the major leagues in any legitimate capacity. That’s not being mean either, just a reality of the long run Tebow ever was to make the big leagues.

Tebow did record a base hit on Monday, raising his batting average to .100 this spring.

It was his first base hit of the spring as the Mets continue to have Tebow tag along, but the time will come soon enough for the Mets to move on from Tebow and focus on some more legitimate prospects and the outlook for 2017.

Tebow, in all reality, is not going to be a part of that plan.


About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to NBCSports.com. Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.