2/28/17

FLASH: David Wright Sidelined with Shoulder Soreness

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     3B David Wright felt renewed soreness in his throwing shoulder after a few sessions of throwing. Team doctors have initially diagnosed Wright with a shoulder impingement but he is heading back to New York for further tests.

     The team expects Wright to be unable to participate in baseball activities for at least a few weeks and are preparing for Jose Reyes to be the opening day 3B. 


(Well.....that didn't take too long....at this point, it is clear that David is unable to physically play baseball anymore. It is seriously time to start considering a medical retirement.)

12 comments:

Mack Ade said...

Soto -

I agree and have agreed for quite awhile.

David Rubin and I were discussing yesterday on the phone just what it takes to play baseball at a major league level.

I love all the Mets bloggers that Twitter in about all the home run bombs some player is hitting in BP. BP? 55mph fastballs? Give me a break.

It's over for Mr. Wright and the humane thing to do here is to bow out with a medical payout.

I will write more about this Sunday morning in my weekly recap.

Thomas Brennan said...

Could an insurance company contend that Wright could DH, and should be traded to the AL if he could still play without being in the field?

That said, David needs to hang up the spurs.

Reese Kaplan said...

It's been abundantly clear to even a blind man for the past two years that he is done, yet the Wilpons and Sandy Alderson refuse to acknowledge reality. Oh well, that answers the "Who will leafoff?" question now that Jose Reyes will be handed 3B on a silver platter.

Thomas Brennan said...

Wright is impinging on the Mets' success. Time to retire...or I wonder if some AL team would want him to DH? Obviously the Mets would have to eat most of his salary like the Rockies did when Mets got Reyes. I have no idea if he'd be a DH upgrade for any AL team though. The Mets, of course, would prefer the insurance $$.

Eddie Corona said...

Better question is should the Mets move walker to 3b especially in Spring traning to see if this is a vaible option... If the thought was to sign wlaker long term as a 3b solution well here is your chance to find out...

Eddie Corona said...

Why would the Mets eat any money when they could just collect 75 % of the salary back from Insurance money? And who would want a DH how is a singles hitter with a bad back and beck issues...

Mack Ade said...

eddie -

my belief...

mets get 75% insurance so he is owed $67mm over next 4 years (16mm ish for Mets)

Thomas Brennan said...

My question is: insurance companies hate to pay, and if he could, for instance, DH adequately, even if no one wants him in his current reduced competency state as a DH, would insurance refuse to pay, saying he still could play?

Thomas Brennan said...

My question is: insurance companies hate to pay, and if he could, for instance, DH adequately, even if no one wants him in his current reduced competency state as a DH, would insurance refuse to pay, saying he still could play?

Reese Kaplan said...

I think the Mets have a very viable answer to that argument, Tom. There is no DH in the NL, hence he cannot perform that role for this team. I don't think an insurance company can force you to make a trade.

TP said...

Gents,
I may well be the end of the road for DW, but it may take some more time to make that determination. He has earned the right to give it his all, so we shall see. The Mets have plenty of alternatives so the on;y real harm to the team will be the media obsessing over how this will play out. Franky, he could rehab the entire season and try again next spring before formally retiring. This situation really shouldn't impact wins and losses in 2017 regardless of how it plays out.

bob gregory said...

Please, no. Please please please do not replace an injured back player with a multi year contract to another injured back player.

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