Mets GM talks Wright, and it’s not reassuring
Sandy spoke late Tuesday afternoon about our Captain, David Wright, and well, it doesn’t sound that good.
I tried to be hopeful about Wright coming into the season. I really did. But it’s time for me to be a realist, especially after hearing Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speak today.
Alderson said that they expect for Wright to return to baseball activity in the next day or two. Yes, that’s reassuring. The Mets are planning on giving him fielding drills and batting practice. They’re hopeful that these drills can include some throwing as well, however, they’re not definitive about that.
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So yes, baseball activity is reassuring and a good sign. But do you know what’s not? No, not the fact that he was suffering from the flu over the past week, but the fact that he had stopped activity recently due to some discomfort in his lower back.
There’s no timetable for his return. Alderson and the Mets genuinely seem to not even have an estimate. But, Alderson did try to reassure everyone that the Mets haven’t given up hope on their Captain.
Well, unfortunately a lot of Mets fans have. I know I wouldn’t be surprised if I didn’t see Wright back on the field this season. It hurts me to say that as I do believe Wright entirely deserves to be back, but it just may not be possible with his spinal stenosis, and all these other setbacks.
Alderson does, however, expect to see him back some time this season, so take that as you may. In fact, for you to read yourselves, he had this to say:
“We certainly haven’t given up hope of seeing him here in 2017, by any means.”
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I want to be optimistic. I want to see Wright on the field this season. And I hope it happens. But I’m just not sure it’s realistic.