David Wright knows he faces an uphill battle in trying to return to baseball. But he’s still optimistic he can play again for the Mets.
The 35-year-old third baseman talked with reporters Saturday morning and shared his thoughts on his bid to return from injuries, offseason surgery, and the Mets’ recent signing of third baseman Todd Frazier.
As for the Mets’ recent signing of free-agent Frazier, Wright thinks he’s a great fit for the team 锟斤拷 but he can’t wait to join him in the lineup.
We are certainly, in my opinion, a very good team without me, Wright said. My mindset is that we will be a better team with both of us out there. Terrific player and somebody that I think will fit in well with this team.
When he is finally ready to retire, Wright’s legacy is secure. He’s the Mets’ career leader in many categories, including hits (1,777), RBIs (970) and runs (949). And he’s in some good company in terms of other statistics, too, as New York Times reporter Mathew Brownstein points out.
Game Youth Breshad Perriman Jersey Ultimately, Baltimore hung on to Machado, and the three-time All-Star is happy to stay. Machado also said there has been no talk of a contract extension with the Orioles, but he would like to remain in Baltimore.
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Machado said playing shortstop will be a factor in choosing his next team even though he’s a two-time Gold Glove winner at third base. He is making the switch to shortstop for the Orioles this season.
Machado, 25, hit .259 with 33 home runs Womens Terrance West Jersey and 95 RBIs last season, and he has 105 home runs in the last three seasons.
Due to his age, defensive prowess and elite bat, Machado could push for a $300 million contract next offseason. The Orioles are likely hoping for a hometown discount, but Machado may eye long-term security with an instant contender.
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