Nick Ceraso, Staff Writer
Mets fan have come to the decision that there is not much to expect from David Wright. The only thing to expect from David Wright is that he is going to spend part of the season of the disabled list, as Wright has been consistently plagued by injuries.
Over the course of the last two season, the Mets Captain has played only 75 total games, neither season surpassing 40 games played.
Wright could easily be starting the season on the DL as he will likely not be ready for Opening Day due to right shoulder impingement. It has been serious injuries that have derailed Wright from playing — in 2016 it was a herniated disc in his neck, while in 2015 he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis.
Every year the question remains the same of what should be done with Wright, and if he can stay on the field. Wright has four years and $67 million left on his contract. Mets fans can only hope that he is able to stay healthy and stay on the field.
Coming into this season, no one was expecting Wright to get anywhere near 150 games played. At best, the Mets and their fans were hoping for 60-100 games.
It is no longer about expecting Wright’s statistics. Instead, it’s about the how many games we can hope he can play each season.
I expect Wright to play close to 45-60 games this season, and hit close to 8 home runs.