Mets Season Preview: What can we expect from David Wright this season?
Emmanuel Pepis, Staff Writer
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about David Wright it’s to never count him out. The Captain of this Mets team has been through hell on the injury front. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that my lone answer for my expectations is this: Wright will put every ounce of effort into getting back on the diamond as soon as possible.
However, the realistic (and maybe pessimistic side) says the numbers don’t lie. He has played in just 75 games over the last two years while going through various injuries from spinal stenosis in 2015 to surgery for a herniated disc in his neck last season. There’s one other number working against Wright: his age, which is 34.
Now, Wright is having to come back from a shoulder impingement and his status to begin the season is up in the air. A tough road has only gotten tougher for a man who has played in 1,583 games and hit 242 homers as a Met.
Last season was the toughest yet. Not only did Wright miss a large majority of the season. When he was in the lineup, he hit just .226. Naturally, we all wonder when Wright will step away from the game and focus on his health.
Wright has given his heart and soul to this organization for 13 years at the highest level and three years prior at the minor league level. He’s on a mission to show that he isn’t done yet. And even though the outlook may be bleak, I don’t think I could fully count out David Wright until he officially hangs up his cleats.