Even though they have the same injury, the Mets are more concerned with Daniel Murphy’s status for Opening Day than they are for David Wright. Murphy has been injured for about a month but his oblique injury hasn’t allowed him to get into a spring training game yet. Wright sounds confident he will get over his oblique injury that he suffered during the World Baseball Classic and be ready to play the Padres on Opening Day. Terry Collins doesn’t sounds as confident about Murphy. Collins said if Murphy can’t get into a game by the weekend he will start the season on the disabled list.
For the Mets to simply not be woeful offensively they need solid if not great years out of David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis. Every other hitter on the team hasn’t proved that they can produce at an even average rate at their respective points in their careers. If the Mets were to lose Wright and Murphy even if it was just for the first week, they could be in a world of trouble.
If Wright couldn’t go on Opening Day, Justin Turner would probably play third base. If Murphy can’t go on Opening Day, Jordany Valdespin would play second base presumably. Both Turner and Valdespin are going to be on the roster anyway. Collins has even suggested that Valdespin could hit leadoff early on this year. The Mets have a wide collection of injuries but the oblique issues of Murphy and Wright should definitely be the most concerning to Mets fans as we are now just 11 days away from Opening Day.