Tebow Traded To The Rockies
DENVER. August, 31, 2011. Stunning news out of the Rocky Mountain State as the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement to move controversial, yet wildly popular Tim Tebow to the Rockies. Inside sources for Whacky Major League Trade Rumours say the players the Rockies are giving up will be veteransand , both back up quarterbacks at their respective colleges.
The move would tend to make sense in that it’s apparent Tebow’s throwing action is not ideal for him to be an NFL QB and Rockies’ GM Dan O’Dowd says the throwing action profiles perfectly for him to be a ground ball-type pitcher, ideal for Coors Field. Adds O’Dowd, “Tebow will slot in as the Rockies sixth starter, even though he hasn’t pitched a baseball game in his life. The guy brings an intangible element to any game he plays.” “I expect him to succeed immediately”. “And what the hell”, O’Dowd said under his breath, “If nothing else we’ll sell a crap load of jerseys”. “Plus, it may take some focus off me and Trace for our disappointing season”. “When John Elway approached me with the crazy idea the only thing I could think was, and I’ve said it before”, O’Dowd continued, “the only bad trades are the ones you don’t make.”
The Broncos should be happy to have “The Tebow Thing” finally off their backs even though they add two more QBs to the mix. Don’t be surprised if Helton is out there in the third quarter and Smith in the fourth for at least one snap for the Broncos final pre-season game Thursday night versus the Arizona Cardinals. In fact, Helton and Smith will probably just stay in Arizona as they are finishing off yet another disappointing, nail in the Rockies’ season, series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Broncos head coach John Fox, “we want to get a sense of what either of these guys can bring. Obviously, Helton still has some gas in the tank as apparent from his resurgence this year and he’s a proven winner and gamer. Add the fact he’s best buds with Payton Manning, enough said!” Smith is considered more of a throw in as his relationship with Rockies management started turning south late in the season asrepeatedly sat Smith after productive games from him. He just wanted a change in scenery according to a recent Tweet from his agent. Tebow, Helton or Smith were not available for comment by press time.
Whacky Major League Trade Rumours correspondent – Rox4Brains (www.whackymajorleaguetraderumours.com)