Tim Tebow reportedly has two MLB suitors standing out from the pack

Who are they? Two non-contenders from the NL

As everyone with even dial-up internet knows by now — and probably people even without a TV, phone or computer — former NFL quarterback and great American heartthrob Tim Tebow would like to make a run at a baseball career. He held a showcase earlier this week (here’s a prospect expert’s take) and afterward his agent said there were “5-6” teams interested.

I’m tempted to use the “rule of three” (American Pie 2 version) and knock that down to two, really. At least for now. Do we have our two already?

Pedro Gomez tells us the two #MLB organizations he has heard have the most interest in Tim Tebow are the #Rockies & #Braves.

I believe we do. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirmed the Braves do indeed have interest.

The Braves make sense here. They’ve had lots of attendance issues through their rebuild and are moving into a new stadium soon. They’ve even had minor-league attendance issues and that’s probably as far as Tebow would ever get.

Past that, it’s SEC country and that figures to be the area of biggest impact for Tebowmania, as he helped the Florida Gators win two national championships in his four years while also taking home a Heisman Trophy. Given SEC fans’ proclivity to protect their own in football, the Braves seem like a great fit for an attendance boost thanks to Tebow.

Of course, on the Rockies front, anywhere in the Denver Broncos fan base could also benefit. One might recall he took over as Broncos’ quarterback in 2011, helping the team to go 7-4 and then win a playoff game with him at the helm of the offense.

So these suitors make a lot of sense. Actually, they are probably the two teams that make the most sense. Maybe we see the Rays or Marlins added to the fray, too.

Of course, we still haven’t heard anything about an actual offer. Just a report of “interest.” So consider this developing.

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34 Responses to “Tim Tebow reportedly has two MLB suitors standing out from the pack”

  1. Sage says:

    Colorado doesn’t deserve Tebow, but I’d love to have him here.

    • Brandi says:

      Colorado was thrown in the mix by a comment from the same ESPN Reporter who said the Braves that the Broncos connection makes Denver logical. Most Sports Media ran with this. What may be telling is MLB’s own Media hasn’t although it even sent a text notification on its MLB At-Bat app about the Braves. (In that notification it added the Team hasn’t confirmed it.)

      All of MLB’s own Media has run with the Braves story.

    • ck says:

      Would imagine that would just about do it for ELROT! Lucky you, Sage, if that happens then u would be able to attend the games–envious.

  2. Danny says:

    Atlanta seeming getting a lot of buzz lately:


    Regarding the Rockies, there are some that are trying to put 2+2 together (with the past success that Tebow had in Denver) and coming up with a possible landing spot for Tebow. Their minor league affiliates are spread out all over the nation so there really isn’t a regional connection like there would be in Atlanta, whose minor league affiliates are all within a few hours of Atlanta. If that’s a consideration of course.

    In other words, not really a Broncos/Colorado connection there.

    Also, Atlanta is opening its new ballpark in 2017.

    From what I’ve been reading from the Tampa Bay Rays, it seems that there is some interest in them moving to another city; although they have a lot of regional minor league teams. Those living closer to Tampa might have more insight on what’s really happening.

    • Brandi says:

      The Rays set up a website to get the community’s input for a new stadium. What sort of design, what other things around it like shops, etc.

      Their lease is way too tough to get out of and Major League Baseball needs to make Florida work. It’s way too big not to. Already 3rd largest state and growing. The Montreal talk was just to apply more pressure for a Stadium in Tampa Bay.

    • ck says:


  3. Danny says:

    Atlanta Braves confirming interest and have had “multiple conversations” with Tebow and his representatives:


    A couple of takeaways from the article:

    Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella said “We have spoken with his representatives multiple times and all parties involved want this to be a pure baseball thing on every level.”


    “We are interested in Tim because of his potential as a baseball player….”

    This would not be out of the ordinary for the Braves to seek out talented multi-sport athletes as John Schuerholz (who has been with the Braves organization for a long time) brought in Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan to play in the past.

    Interesting article and good read.

  4. TheMascotArmy says:

    Thanks everybody for the news!

  5. Bubbaelvis says:

    I am glad to hear things are moving in a positive direction for Tim. It sounds like the Braves are genuinely interested because of his skills and not as a P.R. stunt. I see in almost every article about his MLB chances that he will be signed for the publicity. We know better. He has legitimate skills and only needs some development. When he makes it onto the field for the MLB team that signs him, it will be because he earned it and deserves to be there.

  6. David says:

    “Whatever Tim decides, the fact that he wants to play baseball is good for the game,” Braves general manager John Coppolella said. “It’s similar to when Michael Jordan or others have wanted to play. It’s positive to draw this kind of interest to the game and make it a story because it’s good for baseball.”
    Tebow would not receive a non-roster invite to the Braves’ Major League Spring Training next year, and he would be targeted to begin the 2017 season as Mississippi’s right fielder. He would not be blocking the progress of a prospect because Braxton Davidson will likely begin next season back with Class A Advanced Carolina.
    “There’s no risk,” Coppolella said. “If it doesn’t work, we’ll be honest with Tim early, and we can move on. If it does work, it’s great for the Braves and it’s great for baseball.”
    “Our interest in Tim Tebow is predicated in our belief in Brian Bridges and Roy Clark,” Coppolella said. “They went to see Tim more in the spirit of ‘Leave no stone unturned,’ and they liked what they saw. They thought he has the upside potential to help us. That is why we’re exploring the possibility of bringing him into the Braves organization.”

  7. ck says:

    Hey did u hear about “butt fumble”?! Guess where he is now?!!! Know the suspense is too much…Cowboys! What happened in Colorado, Sage? Well, think that was not much of a surprise, lol! What is ELROT going to do now…OOOPS!

  8. ck says:

    GO TEBOW!!!

    • Tisa says:

      Hi, CK. The Mississippi Braves are playing Pensacola’s Blue Wahoos tonight in the playoffs. If Tim goes to them he will play here against our Wahoos. That’s a little exciting. Our team pretty much stays sold out but the prospect of Tim being here would bring even more people out.

      • ck says:

        Well Tisa, guess what?! He is going to be in Florida practicing on the East Coast and that is really GREAT NEWS! Happy he found a home and hope they treat him better than the NFL too!:) Glad all is well in “Tebow Land” once again!:D

  9. ck says:

    Buzzy: Check out Sanchez, please! Good for a laugh at least…

  10. Andrea says:

    Go Tebow !!!! Hi CK !!!!

    I was going to boycott the NFL this year because of the second string jerk QB of the 49er’s but then I remembered I am already boycotting the NFL because of its treatment of Tebow.

    Can you boycott the NFL twice?

    I see the second string jerk QB on the 49ers jersey sales have increased.

    It never ceases to amaze me how many Americans hate this country.

    God bless the USA !!! God bless Kate Smith !!!! God Bless America !!!

    • ck says:

      Definitely agree and hope boycotting has some effect…remember Kate Smith, lol!:) We are part of a bygone era, but that’s o.k. as it was one of the BEST compared to now imo! Heard they were burning his jerseys while playing The National Anthem and thought that was letting him know that actions have consequences, but some people, unfortunately, are beyond uncivilized!

  11. Brandi says:

    Now the Reports are 8 MLB Teams have an interest in signing Tim, including the Mets and Blue Jays.

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