Breaking: David Wright’s Back

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson just announced to the media that third baseman David Wright had an MRI on his back that found a stress fracture. According to the GM, Wright himself was surprised by the diagnosis. He and the team will be seeking a second opinion, but in the meantime, he’ll be out indefinitely.

I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure the above photo explains everything.

Wright has only ever visited the Disabled List once in his entire career, and that was in 2009 due to a concussion.

His performance in the early part of the season was outstandingly mediocre, putting up a .226 AVG, .337 OBP, .404 SLG line with a .345 wOBA. Not bad for some, but compared to his .302 AVG, .382 OBP, .512 SLG and .386 wOBA career numbers, certainly not up to Wright’s expected levels of production.

The bad news does bring up another question: What horribly awful thing is going to happen next to the Mets this season?

Comments (7)

  1. There goes my dream of a Wright acquisition centred around Lawrie and some young arms.

  2. Always knew he was really good, but those career averages are amazing. His 2007 was other worldly.

  3. NYJ

    Lawrie and some young arms? Are you high or just plain dumb

    Wright is a horrible fielder on the decline of his career at this point.

    Why would you trade a younger, cheaper player and some young arms?

    What next? Lets send Drabek and Deck for Roy Oswalt?

  4. He is unhealthily good – and the fact he is only 28 is insane. The fact he has been so good and so consistent yet on team 2 in New York is a shame. This guy would have a row of MVPs had he played on the other side of town.

  5. I’m not so sure I’d be eager to trade Lawrie, even with balancing the crazy Toronto hype for the 3B, for Wright, but he has been pretty outstanding.

    This was going to be a key season though. Despite his young age, he hasn’t been the same player the last couple of years and as dc says, his defense is not very good at all.

  6. No your right with his defence – I never recalled him being that poor – but his numbers sure suggest thats the case.

    I feel as if the declining numbers have as much to do with the shit-poor/injury riddled offence that has surrounded him these last couple years that he has been “declining”.

  7. The title of this post elicited applause from me

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