After three days if rest and two trips to thegame Hospital For Special Surgery, the Mets are expected to make a decision on the immediate future of David Wright today. Multiple outlets reported yesterday that the Mets third baseman, who broke his pinking finger on his right hand Monday night, could be in the lineup tonight if he pain level ia tolerable.
This issue the Mets must decide is whether the "tolerable" pain will get worse with play. If Wright is going to endure the pain, but have to alter his swing as a result the Mets need to shut him down and place him on the disabled list.
Although it has been a small sample size, there appears to be a very drastic difference for this team with Wright in the lineup. However, if fighting through this will only have him available for 4-5 games weekly, or even worse, if it will negatively impact his swing at the plate, I hope the Mets will do the right thing. Shut him down now and deal with the two weeks of unwatchable baseball before it turns into two months down the line.
Thia decision is expected today when Wright tests the injured digit before the team's game tonight in Philly.