Just wanted to give a few quick injury updates on two of the Mets stars. David Wright is slated to come of the DL tomorrow in Colorado. According to David Lennon of Newsday, Wright will don the new Rawlings helmet, which is a more protective than the one Wright was wearing back on August 15 when he was beaned in the head by Matt Cain. If Wright had it his way, he’d be in there everyday, but don’t expect to see that to be the case. The Mets are going to be cautious with their franchise player and Jerry Manuel stated that the team would take his situation day by day.
It would have been easy for Wright to shut it down for the rest of the year, but this guy is a gamer and really the heart and soul of the team. Props to David for manning up and being determined to make a contribution in what is obviously a lost season.
Speaking of lost seasons, Carlos Beltran looks like he might actually make his way back to the field before the year is through. The Gold Glove CF, who has been out of action since June 22 with a bone bruise below his right knee, ran the bases this past weekend in Port St. Lucie. Beltran will only be cleared to play if an MRI, likely to be taken this week, reveals that his bruise has diminished in size. It may seem like a waste of time for Beltran bother considering a return to action, but I think his logic of wanting to get a few game innings under his cap before heading into a long, disappointing offseason is sound logic. For Mets fans, it would at least be a breath of fresh air amongst so much misery to see Beltran roaming the outfield for a couple weeks.
Stay tuned for more Wilpon news as the days wear on. I think things may just start to be getting interesting on that front. Check out Lennon’s piece on Sunday’s Newday for a little “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” view on the Wilpon’s financial troubles.