Woo! It’s happening! The Mets captain will throw a ball on Sunday!
Yes, I know in my last post about Wright I had quite a few people tweeting at me telling me I’m too much of an optimist, but hey, ya gotta believe right? (Too soon to make a Phillies joke next to that comment or nah?).
Over the holiday break we saw video of Wright swinging a baseball bat at The Hampton Roads Sports Academy in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. This video was obviously promising, just as the fact that he will be playing catch on Sunday is.
We know Wright will need to take it a bit easier this season, and we’ve already discussed some proper expectations for him in 2017 and we’ve already talked about how his durability is still a concern.
But, at the same time, we can be happy about this progress so far, and hope that it just continues positively.
Additionally, Wright will remain at third base, however Terry Collins did hint that he may get some time at first base as well during Spring Training.
"“If we decide he needs to get some ground balls at first base that stuff can be done late in spring training,” Collins said. “He’s such a good athlete he’d catch on to that easy.”"
However, this is news to Wright, as no one has said anything to him about a position change yet. Obviously, though, Wright is willing to discuss, and do, whatever’s best for the team. Because that’s our captain.
"“Down the road if someone says we think it’s best for the team you do this, of course I am all ears. We are in a position now where we think we’re on the cusp of being that World Series-contending team. I want to help out any way I can with that.”"
Oh, and Wright wants to be back in the World Series, and I truly hope he can help get the Mets there, and contribute in it.
**Cue everyone tweeting at me again about how I’m too optimistic about Wright**