Clay Travis Says Tim Tebow Will Play in Majors; BetOnline Disagrees

Matthew Jordan

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:48 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018 1:48 PM UTC

Tim Tebow is making waves with his progress in the minor leagues. Clay Travis believes the former football star will play in the majors. BetOnline offers a prop on that.

Fox Sports Radio’s “Outkick the Coverage” host Clay Travis, a good friend to Sportsbook Review, is an outspoken guy – but then what successful sports talk host isn’t opinionated? Travis is also unabashedly a fan of Tim Tebow.

Back in May, Travis said on the air that Tebow had “drastically exceeded” reasonable expectations with the New York Mets’ Double-A affiliate Binghamton Rumble Ponies after not playing baseball for a decade. Of course, Tebow was a bit busy playing football, winning a Heisman Trophy and two national titles at the University of Florida and going down as one of the best players (and maybe most popular) in NCAA history. His NFL career, to say the least, wasn’t nearly as successful.

Travis recently doubled down on the Tebow hype after Tebow was named a Double-A All-Star, saying Tebow “100 percent” was going to play in the major leagues. Was Travis right? BetOnline has posted a prop on whether Tebow would play in the Show before the end of 2019 with yes/true at +300 and no/false at -450.

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Tim Tebow was named a Double A all star today. Now hitting over .300 in past month. He’s 100% going to play in the major leagues.

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 29, 2018
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Even Tebow haters have to acknowledge that he has been way better than expected as a baseball player. Tebow entered the Double-A All-Star break – the game is Wednesday night in New Jersey – hitting .270 with five homers, 35 RBIs, a .337 OBP, .390 slugging, .727 OPS and 95 strikeouts in 241 at-bats. Tebow also entered the break on his second six-game hitting streak of the season, batting .353 over that stretch. He was hitting only .234 as recently as June 15 and has had just three games since then without at least one knock. The second half for Binghamton begins Thursday.

So, might the Mets call Tebow up this September when rosters expand? It would certainly help put fannies in the seats at Citi Field and steal a bit of back-page thunder from the Yankees, who are going to the playoffs. The Mets aren’t going anywhere and could finish last in the NL East – which would be hugely embarrassing with how stripped-down the Miami Marlins are.

The Mets are in a bit of a transition in their front office with GM Sandy Alderson stepping away with a recurrence of cancer, and he might not return at all. Interim GM John Ricco said recently that the Mets have no plans yet to bring up Tebow yet, and aren’t considering sending him to Triple-A Las Vegas:

“The thing with him all along was going to be Father Time and whether he has a long enough window in order to make this happen but he’s trending in the right direction,” Ricco said to the New York media. “Every month it seems he gets better and better and I know he made the All-Star team and I know that that’s exciting. At Double-A, he’s more than holding his own. He had more hits last night and I think it’s a great story.”

Remember, though, this prop is through the 2019 season. And Tebow clearly has given up his football dreams, turning down an an offer from coach Steve Spurrier to play quarterback for the Orlando franchise in the Alliance of American Football, which begins in 2019.

It’s hard to imagine that Tebow won’t get his shot at the Show by next September if he keeps progressing.

Free MLB Prop: YesBest Line Offered: BetOnline
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