5/23/15

INJURY UPDATE - 3B - David Wright

10 comments


David Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

Mack - This is serious.

I was operated on my lower back for this 15 years ago and suffer from it today in my neck.

The Mets need to shut down Wright for the season and operate on him if they have any chance of returning him someday to the team. Very few people come back from this. Lenny Dykstra didn't.

10 comments:

bob gregory said...

And so......
The season ends?

Well...at least Alderson has his excuse as to why the fans have to wait until next year.....
Sigh.....
Once Again..........

Stephen Guilbert said...

The Mets do not survive 2015 with Eric Campbell and Wilmer Flores on the left side of the infield with an incompetent Daniel Murphy across the bag.

The problem is that the pitching is here. It's ready and it's performing. If you punt 2015, you make everyone a year older and a year closer to free agency.

I have been waiting for Sandy Alderson to actually be a general manager for over a year now. He needs to do his job. Get us some infielders. Trade away the bad on this team that is keeping us down. Be a GM.

ZachBoyer said...

I feel like I didn't appreciate the 11-game win streak enough?

Ernest Dove said...

If Cuddyer and Grandy don't start hitting like they got 8 figure contracts, this is a below .500 ballclub.........
And having 6 Cy Young's in their rotation still wouldn't win enough games with a starting infield as is stands now for this team.
And simply calling up a slumping Reynolds does nothing....

Steve from Norfolk said...

Word is that Tulo is going to need to move to 3B in the near future because of his injuries - Rockies are starting to think trade - Let's at least open a serious dialogue! Put him at 3B now and cover SS with Tovar. We could afford Tovar's offense with Tulo's offense. The very least we could do (probably what will happen) is move Flores to 3B and call up Tovar for a defensive SS. Flores did a better job than Murph when DW went down with his stress fracture in 2013. Flores also has better than average at 2B and 3B. So put Flores at 3B and Tovar at SS (or Reynolds, if you're still going to try for an offensive SS.

Stephen is right - we can't leave Soup at 3B for any length of time - he'll get over-exposed. Let Wright try to heal up and accept the fact - he's not coming back this year, at least not soon enough to do him any good.

Steve from Norfolk said...

I apologize if I was a little scattered in my last post. I'm in shock.

Richard Jones said...

I'm not writing Wright off yet. I know the spinal stenosis ended some careers but I'm no doctor. Does it effect everyone the same and to the same degree? Have there been any medical advances in the way it is treated?

If Wright is out the rest of the season or a large part of it I see
Murphy moving to third when Herrera comes off the DL. I still don't hit the panic bottom and trade for Tulo. The Mets could end up with both of them on the DL for the rest of the season before long.
I always viewed this season as an 84 or 85 type season and that does not change. The Mets could still remain competitive and put up a winning season. This will help draw potential free agents.

bob gregory said...

Richard
You are fooling yourself if you see the current team remaining competitive for a wild card spot.

Mack Ade said...

To all -

It seems obvious that the news on Wright translated to a very bad day on the field today.

I won't debate spinal stenosis. Yes,there are good days and bad days, but there are never days that this goes away permanently without surgery that rebuilds the lower back.

Wright and choose to take a serious of shots in his lower canals, which I did for around 2 years, but eventually that isn't going to help either.

The thing that bothers me is something like this doesn't just develop overnight, so somebody had to know the degree of injury here.

I don't know what direction this team should take and I'd like to discuss that tomorrow in the comment section of my morning report.

Adam Smith said...

2016 IF, Flores at 3rd, Cecchini SS, Hererra 2B, Duda 1B. Honestly, they might want to consider this at this year's All-Star break.

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