It has been one of the worst seasons in recent memory for the New York Mets. A team that boasted one of the best pitching rotations and a lineup full of guys who could hit the ball out of the park whenever necessary. A team that still had some of that magic from that World Series run in 2015, but fueled by that disappointing ending the following year. Unfortunately, nothing is ever certain in sports and the 2017 New York Mets were no exception.
After starting off the year with an absurd amount of injuries, the team unachieved and upper management it was time to sell of some pieces. We saw Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Jay Bruce, and fan favorite Curtis Granderson all depart in separate deals. An ending of an era that only seemed to just be beginning two years ago after that incredible run.
On a brighter note, the team announced that David Wright would play in his first baseball game of the season. The captain has been sidelined with numerous injuries since the beginning of the season. He played DH for the St. Lucie Mets so while he did not get a chance to play in the field, it was great to see him taking steps forward to returning. It has been frustrating for Wright who has been plagued with injuries after emerging as one of the game’s best third basemen.
Wright went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, but just the fact that the captain is back on the diamond can add some brightness to a forgettable season.