Yesterday it was reported that David Wright visited his doctor in L.A. and his surgically fused neck (neck? spine? I think it’s all been fused at some point over the last two years) is supposedly healing properly. Wright is on track to return for spring training 2017. Great! Looks like we can expect another spring full of Wright status updates and setbacks. Let’s make sure to pencil him in for 150 games and watch him play fewer than 50 games for the third year in a row.
Meanwhile in a separate story Jon Heyman predicted that Yoenis Cespedes will almost certainly opt-out of his current deal with the Mets and sign a deal in the neighborhood of 4 years 100 million (Duh!). I actually think that estimate is on the conservative end. I think last offseason was a complete fluke, and this time around he’ll have suitors lining up. He’s had two monster seasons in a row now. Some team is going to call Roc Nation and blow Yo away with a mega-deal, and the Mets will kick themselves for passing on the opportunity to lock him up last offseason. Instead of watching Yo ride into camp on his beautiful white steed, we’ll get to see David the headless third baseman galloping around after dark from doctor to doctor.
In all seriousness pray for D-Wright’s recovery and pray we sign Yo. I’m hoping David magically heals. I’m literally hoping that the arrival of Tim Tebow has some magic healing effect on David. If Masahiro Tanaka can put together a Cy Young caliber season with a completely torn UCL, is it that ridiculous to expect Wright to magically recover? And as far as Yo goes, the Mets will sign him right? I’m starting to doubt my own skepticism regarding the Mets signing Cespedes. I realize we spent last offseason protesting, and ultimately Yo fell into the Mets laps. But the Wilpons can’t actually let him leave now can they? He’s the best player in the city. Why would anyone buy tickets if they let him walk? They won’t. I’m just going to tell myself that so I can actually sleep at night. It’s the only way to stop the daily Cespedes to the Nationals night terrors.