Ladies and gentleman, it's Tebow Time. Again.
According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New York Mets and the former Heisman Trophy winner have agreed to a minor-league deal. Schefter says an MLB source has told him that Tebow's attempt to make it as a baseball player will begin in Instructional League or the Arizona Fall League.
At the minimum, Tebow will quickly flame out, but not before he sells a ton tickets for New York's lower level teams. Perhaps, however — with perhaps probably needing to be italicized, underlined, capitalized and put in bold — he shows promise in the sport he hasn't competed regularly in since high school.
Either way, Thursday's news is very interesting, and should catch the eye of Nationals fans as well as Mets supporters. Tebow's foray back onto the diamond was always going to be worth watching, but the fact that it's going to happen with Washington's biggest rival certainly ups the intrigue.
UPDATE: 8:35 A.M.
The signing is no longer a reported one. The Mets confirmed the transaction with this tweet, and have made their initial plans with the 29-year-old clear:
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