People paid to help Tebow vouch for his baseball skills

Tim Tebow’s current employer has gone to bat (pun not intended but I’m too lazy to change it) for him, working directly with Tebow’s agents to make a major news splash that presents his desire to play baseball without scrutiny, criticism, or even a whisper that he may be delusional.

Now, some of those paid to directly assist Tebow are vouching for his baseball skills. #Asexpected.
“This may sound like a publicity stunt, but nothing could be further from the truth,” Tebow’s baseball agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, said in a statement released to Ken Rosenthal of FOX. “I have seen Tim’s workouts, and people inside and outside the industry — scouts, executives, players and fans — will be impressed by his talent. As an agent, I have a genuine respect for how hard it is to succeed at the game of baseball and a true admiration for those who possess the talent to play it at the Major League level. Tim’s tool set is real. His physicality is unique in professional baseball. His work ethic is unprecedented, and his passion for the game is infectious. He knows the challenges that lie ahead of him given his age and experience, but he is determined to achieve his goal of playing in the Major Leagues.”
A former Major League catcher who has been training with Tebow (presumably not for free) claims Tebow has the chops to make it.
“I am beyond impressed with Tim’s athleticism and swing, and it goes without saying that he has shown a high level of discipline and strong work ethic,” Chad Moeller told Rosenthal. “I see bat speed and power and real baseball talent. I truly believe Tim has the skill set and potential to achieve his goal of playing in the Major Leagues, and based on what I have seen over the past two months, it could happen relatively quickly.”
The real question is whether Tebow is willing to do what he needs to do to get to the Major Leagues, which could mean an extended stint in the minor leagues. Ultimately, will he do what Michael Jordan once did, riding buses and staying in fleabag motels in podunk towns with teammates who would potentially resent the fact that fans are showing up not to watch them play but to watch Tebow try to?
Tebow consistently refused, inexplicably, to pursue a football career in the CFL, where plenty of players initially unwanted by the NFL became hot commodities. Will he embrace baseball’s equivalent of the CFL if he learns, to his possible dismay, that he’s not good enough to just show up and play for the Yankees?
Even if Tebow embraces life in the minor leagues, this soon-to-be-29-year-old anti-Kenny Powers has a long way to go and a short time to get there if he’s truly determined to make it to the Majors.
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