Now that 2016 is officially over for the New York Mets, we turn our attention to 2017. The captain, David Wright, is “really confident.”
It’s all over. There’s nothing left but the crying.
Now that the 2016 season is over for the New York Mets, thanks in large part to Madison Bumgarner and Conor Gillaspie, it’s time to turn your attention towards 2017. How this team will shake out come next March is anybody’s best guess considering the plethora of injuries and uncertainty that currently resides in Flushing.
One guy who’s confident in himself is the captain, David Wright.
According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Wright is “really confident” that his neck and back will hold up next season.
“It’s a fair question, and I think my mindset is to go out there and do what I’m capable of doing,” Wright said in the aftermath of the Mets’ 3-0 loss to the Giants in the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday night at Citi Field. “We’ll see when things start up. I can do as much in the offseason to get ready for Spring Training as I can.
“Once Spring Training comes, you start getting in those live situations, those game situations, you just don’t know how things are going to react. But I’m really positive and I’m really confident that this neck surgery’s going to hold up. I’m confident that my back’s going to hold up. And we go from there.”
Thanks to his spinal stenosis diagnosis, Wright’s playing career will never the be the same. The routine of exercises and preparation the man needs to go through is, by many accounts, obscene.
With all of the questions heading into the hot stove season, Wright’s health will fall right into the overall mix. This is especially the case considering Jose Reyes did such an admirable job at third base.
It’s tough for any Mets fan to have confidence that their captain will play even 120 games in 2017. Although, thinking that he will, may just get you through this very dark Thursday.