A Mets minor leaguer appears to be selling a signed Tim Tebow bat on eBay
Although Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that signing Tim Tebow wasn't a stunt to sell merchandise, the team store was well-prepared for his instructional league debut last month by selling Tebow jerseys and shirts - and he delivered on the field with a home run in his very first at-bat. It appears that one of Tebow's St. Lucie Mets teammates is also trying to cash in on his career move by selling a signed bat that Tebow used on eBay.
A "Tim Tebow Authentic Game Used Mets Marucci Signed Bat" is listed on eBay for a price of $4,500, and the seller is "pmazeika19."
Mazeika played college ball at Stetson and was drafted in the 8th round in 2015. He played his first professional season in Class A for the Columbia Fireflies, and was with the St. Lucie Mets for Tebow's arrival. Given how low minor league salaries are, you can't really blame the guy.
(Thanks to Deadspin for sharing this story.)