Here we go again, it's a month before the season and it already looks like David Wright is going to miss some time to start the season. It is now being reported that David Wright has a shoulder injury and is headed back to New York where he will workout/rehab for the remainder of spring training. The hope is he will be back for the start of the regular season, yet I don't think anyone is gullible enough to buy into that. Wright will miss the first two weeks of the season minimum and end up playing 3 to 4 games a week for the entire season, that's best case scenario. If this injury snowballs into something bigger and he starts missing more and more time, is it then time for Wright to call it quits?
Wright has a serious spinal stenosis diagnosis, a debilitating effect on the body, and the preparation he has to put into getting onto the field everyday is twice as much as what anyone else has to do. He's doing all of this to get his one shot at glory, he deserves it too, he wants to give the World Series run one more shot, and that's exactly what he is doing. He was on the Mets when they were garbage all those years, he stuck around, took less money, was a true Met through and through, and now he feels like he deserves to be paid back with this opportunity to play for a World Series with this exciting team the Mets have. Will Wright be detrimental to their hopes at getting to a title, though.
Wright couldn't throw a baseball at spring training before his shoulder injury, he was so god damn awful they wouldn't let him be seen throwing in public, that's when you know it's bad. How can you play third base and not be able to make that throw, he won't be able to play the position without killing his team defensively. Wright should retire after this season regardless of what happens, how long can he realistically put himself through this, giving the Mets anywhere from 50-70% of the player you used to be, and that's when he can actually stay on the field. Wright has every right to take one more season of handicapping the Mets, and trying to get the World Series ring that he definitely deserves, but to keep coming back would just end up hurting the Mets more than it could help. Regardless of what happens this season, I say this will be David Wright's last season in the MLB.