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NFT: Mets: Wright at least 2 weeks away from throwing a baseball

spike : 3/18/2017 4:05 pm
"Mets third baseman David Wright is still about two weeks away from throwing as he continues his program to alleviate the pain from his shoulder impingement, he told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post.

"When I first started throwing I could tell it was just not right because I never had that sharp, shooting pain going into my shoulder like that,'' Wright said. "There's just no way of doing what I'm capable of doing at third base and being productive for this team with the pain.''

After going through this shoulder program, Wright said he would begin throwing again, which he would start doing toward the end of March. While he did not think these shoulder issues would happen following his neck surgery from last year, Wright said he is just trying to work toward being able to play third base again.

"I wouldn't say I was expecting that. I was hopeful that things would have gone off without a hitch, but I knew and was told there may be some bumps in the road,'' he said. "It's neck surgery. I was very excited about the progression I got right after the surgery. It's just that last hurdle kind of got me. Now it's a question of clearing that hurdle.""



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Matt Harvey spotted making out with supermodel Adriana Lima  
spike : 3/18/2017 4:07 pm : link
LUCKY FELLA
Wright hang em up already  
gtt350 : 3/18/2017 5:09 pm : link
you're killing us
Lima  
MetsAreBack : 3/18/2017 5:16 pm : link
with another athlete?

Who's got more notches - Adriana Lima or Alyssa Milano?
RE: Wright hang em up already  
pjcas18 : 3/18/2017 5:19 pm : link
In comment 13398361 gtt350 said:
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you're killing us

From a salary standpoint or a roster spot standpoint?

He's owed 67,000,000 guaranteed dollars. He's not walking away from that. Plus I think his contract is still insured, so if he's on the DL most of those seasons I think the Mets recoup a portion of it. I have read mixed reports on this one said the insurance expired, the other said different.

They could settle with him like Cuddyer, but 1 year $12M and settling for a fraction to stay home is different than guys like Wright or Prince Fielder.

If Wright truly can't play I suspect he will wind up like Fielder and on the DL for the next 4 years. It will be a shame too, he was on the path to the HOF until he hit 30.
No sense arguing about it either way because its all speculation  
ZGiants98 : 3/18/2017 8:29 pm : link
But Im on record saying this will be Wright's last season if he can't make it back and be somewhat effective this year. He will not sit on the DL and collect paychecks the next 4 years.

Now if he comes back and plays somewhat effectively, even if it's in a bench role? Sure then I could see him sticking around for a bit more.
Man, I get that he's being paid a lot of money  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/18/2017 9:31 pm : link
but it's got to be some kind of mental torture to be one of the best players in the world one minute, and then suddenly you're essentially an invalid in terms of baseball before you're 35. I can't imagine what it's like to be that good at something you love for so long and then it's just gone.

All those seasons he played and teams were garbage  
steve in ky : 3/18/2017 9:55 pm : link
It has to kill him to not be a big part of of the team now that they are contenders.

But at least he has been able to be paid a fortune to play a game for a living. Even the worst moments for these guys are terrific by comparison to most people's "bad times"

I would have loved to see what kind of post season player he would have been with this surrounding cast.
the Mets should give Wright  
spike : 3/18/2017 10:00 pm : link
a front office job while paying him all those guaranteed millions.

Wright is desperate to hang around long enough to collect a ring  
Torrag : 3/18/2017 11:22 pm : link
...but he's being selfish at this point and ought to retire.
RE: Wright is desperate to hang around long enough to collect a ring  
steve in ky : 3/18/2017 11:34 pm : link
In comment 13398637 Torrag said:
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...but he's being selfish at this point and ought to retire.


I can't really begrudge anyone for not easily wanting to walk away from that kind of money.



RE: Wright is desperate to hang around long enough to collect a ring  
MetsAreBack : 3/19/2017 12:35 am : link
In comment 13398637 Torrag said:
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...but he's being selfish at this point and ought to retire.


This makes zero sense. Put yourself in his shoes. Of course you take the money
He's also still performed at a high level in spite of his injuries  
ZGiants98 : 3/19/2017 12:48 am : link
So it's not like he has any real reason to doubt his ability. wRC+ of 132 in 2015 and 117 in 2016 in partial time tells him he can still contribute. His defense/throwing is another issue but if I was him I wouldn't walk away before I knew I couldn't perform either.
How is he being selfish?  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/19/2017 1:56 am : link
If he retired, they'd still have to pay him. It's not like his presence is preventing them from doing anything.
Some points of clarification  
bhill410 : 3/19/2017 8:14 am : link
1 - wrights contract is likely no longer insured based on reports last year that it was only a three year policy as insurance companies don't permit longer ones.

2 - when you retire your employer does not pay you your salary. If he is prohibited from playing due to a medical condition attributable to a baseball injury (assuming that is contract language) then he in theory could have to be paid. Debatable whether a chronic degeneration would classify as such, back injuries are tricky from a legal classification standpoint v a tramatic injury.
RE: Some points of clarification  
pjcas18 : 3/19/2017 9:42 am : link
In comment 13398746 bhill410 said:
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1 - wrights contract is likely no longer insured based on reports last year that it was only a three year policy as insurance companies don't permit longer ones.

2 - when you retire your employer does not pay you your salary. If he is prohibited from playing due to a medical condition attributable to a baseball injury (assuming that is contract language) then he in theory could have to be paid. Debatable whether a chronic degeneration would classify as such, back injuries are tricky from a legal classification standpoint v a tramatic injury.


not to be that guy...I'm just asking b/c I've seen some conflicting information.

1 - please provide a source that Wright's contract is not insured. every source I look for says the Wright contract is insured, this was as late as last summer (the 4th year of his contract). Some sources say insurance companies are reluctant to insure a contract beyond three years, without renegotiating, but nothing says Wright is not insured because every insurance policy is different and has different terms, including reports from Rubin and others.

Example: prince fielder https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2016/08/09/as-prince-fielder-leaves-texas-rangers-heres-what-happens-with-his-96-million-salary/&refURL=https://www.forbes.com/&referrer=https://www.forbes.com/

For $67 million  
Rob in Rockaway : 3/19/2017 10:26 am : link
I'd have them wheel me onto the field on a gurney. I begrudge him nothing.
Wright is done.  
arcarsenal : 3/19/2017 12:01 pm : link
Love the guy but I can't imagine all of this is even worth it for him at this point. His body can't hold up anymore.
The  
DanMetroMan : 3/19/2017 1:26 pm : link
belief is IF Wright is still insured the Mets would be on the hook for a little less than half.
I am not sure how to embed link  
bhill410 : 3/19/2017 2:10 pm : link
But Wall Street also had an article of similar note - http://metsmerizedonline.com/2013/02/understanding-the-business-of-baseball-insurance-on-player-contracts.html/
What can the Mets do with Taijeron?  
arcarsenal : 3/19/2017 4:18 pm : link
This dude can pretty clearly hit but he is atrocious in the field.
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