Collins insists it comes to down to the simple fact the Mets are short on players.
“He’s not going to play a lot, but right now, we need players,” Collins said, via NJ.com. “Some guys are tired and we’ve said from the get-go that we’re going to keep guys rested and healthy and that’s what we’re trying to do. So he allows us to bring a guy over that you can actually make some advancements with.”
In Collins' eyes, Tim Tebow is an underdog. And for the most part, people like underdog stories. Collins is clearly one of those people.
"There are good people in this world, and he is a good person," Collins said. "People will cheer for good people. Just because they may not be a fan of the Denver Broncos, because he played quarterback there, or they are Florida State fans, this guy is a good human being. And you root for that."