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#pounditMonday, November 29, 2021

ESPN’s Keith Law unloads on ‘washed-up’ Tim Tebow


Tim Tebow made his debut in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, and those who have seen him play believe he has no business being there. One longtime baseball writer is downright angry about it.

ESPN senior writer Keith Law, a former MLB and minor league scout, unloaded on Tebow Friday, calling him “an impostor pretending to have talent he does not possess.” Law referred to Tebow’s mere presence in the Arizona Fall League as a “farce” and ripped the New York Mets for sending him to a developmental league that is usually reserved for an organization’s best prospects. Here’s more:

Tim Tebow is in the Arizona Fall League. He might be better suited to playing in an Arizona high school league. His presence here is a farce, and he looks like an imposter pretending to have talent he does not possess.

Tebow the baseball player is not a baseball player; he’s a washed-up quarterback who has size and nothing else. …

…In short, there’s absolutely no baseball justification for Tebow to be here.

Law backed up his assessment with a scouting breakdown, noting that Tebow has shown horrible foot speed in the outfield and taken bad routes to track down balls. He also said his bat speed is a major issue.

In other words, the only good thing Tebow has done with his chance is possibly help save a man’s life. There was some excitement after the former Florida star belted a home run in his first instructional league at-bat (video here), but apparently it has been all downhill from there.


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