Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow had a tryout for several major league teams Tuesday, and his connection to the state alone might be enough to suggest the Marlins are interested.
Miami attended his workout because the organization has a scout in the area, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, but it’s unlikely the Marlins are truly interested.
While few were overwhelmed by Tebow’s performance, ESPN’s Ed Werder has heard the workout went well enough for the former NFL quarterback to earn a minor league contract.
Heard @TimTebow was impressive enough in #MLB workout that he's likely to win minor-league contract. Hope best for him. Genuine good person— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 31, 2016
Tebow’s swing and speed were reportedly impressive, but he is projected to be a left fielder since he doesn’t possess a dominant arm. Overall, it seems Tebow’s workout was OK. And that alone is why he will likely receive a minor league deal from an interested club, perhaps the Braves, who according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman sent their two best scouts to the workout.
The Marlins don’t have room for Tebow in their outfield, with Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton forming what the Marlins feel is the best young outfield in baseball. That alone might be enough to eliminate Miami’s interest.
Miami is beyond making moves for headlines. Under Don Mattingly, every player has a role.
Tebow could land a deal, but there are other major league outfield options that can have as much success as Tebow could. Now that the workout is behind us, stop freaking out about Tim Tebow.