Mets: David Wright still a few weeks away from starting baseball activities
There was a rumor circling Mets Twitter that David Wright could start baseball activities soon after the All-Star break. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke about the captain before Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, and frankly, he didn’t seem too optimistic about Wright’s chances this season.
Currently, Wright is not with the team. He’s actually in California, the GM revealed. The organization thinks he’s still anywhere from three to five weeks away from just starting baseball activities.
Baseball activities, is unfortunately, not a gigantic step. Yes, it’s better than no progress, but until Wright can get into games, field and actually throw a baseball consistently with no pain, I can’t get my hopes up.
Writing about the captain has become depressing because we all want him to get better, and improve, but these updates have become somewhat of a red herring.
“It’s going to be a while,” is probably the most poignant quote that Alderson provided on Friday afternoon.
While there’s still a chance we could see David Wright back this season, the odds of that happening aren’t great. At this point, and much like with every less optimal update about Wright’s health, the question of retirement obviously pops up.
Alderson also spoke about the fact that Asdrubal Cabrera should start getting used to being more versatile around the infield — a hint that he could possibly be looked at as the Mets’ third baseman come 2018.
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As we know, Cabrera really just wants to some job security, so if the Mets do pick up his option for next season, he’s likely going to be fine playing wherever they need him to play. With Amed Rosario waiting in the wings to play shortstop, Cabrera knows his best value will come from moving around in the infield.
When it comes Wright, however, the team and the fans will have to keep being patient with the lack of progress we’re still seeing. Something has to give. Whether Wright’s health improves or not, something is going to have to change over the next year or so.