“Finally!” That was my reaction upon learning that David Wright was placed on the DL today. I’m not happy to lose Wright for a prolonged period, but I’m thrilled that the Mets’ training staff bit the bullet and put him on the Disabled List. I’m no doctor, but with the season going the way it is, taking the long view is really the only way to go. Hopefully David is given as long as necessary to recover, even if that means not taking the field for the remainder of the season.
We’ve seen several mis-diagnosings this season. At the very least, the Mets have learned their lesson. There’s no need to jeopardize the career of one of the greatest position players to wear the blue and orange. Let this season go, and let Wright take as long as he needs to get healthy.