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Everything Is Wrong With David Wright

David Wright will be out until mid-July. He has to remain inactive for another three weeks. Ordered inactivity is not a positive step in the healing process. Inactivity is a part of the healing process, and there is a might good chance inactivity leads to healing (in the long run). Everything surrounding the injury to David Wright, suggests that everything is wrong.

There was a time in the not so distant past that many viewed David Wright as the second coming of something that had not yet been. The power-speed combination, coupled with the fact that  he played the historically under represented (in manners of all things good and hall-worthy), gave one the feeling that the Grady Sizemore, Carlos Beltran archetype had been cloned and placed at the hot corner. The problem, with this analogy, is that the parallels ring all too true. Grady Sizemore and Carlos Beltran, they of the range, power, and speed, are also prone to injury. David Wright, seemingly, has been prone to both injury and bad luck.

Perception is a tricky beast. Though this current blip on the radar of Wright is smelling like an injury that will linger, his numbers, across the board, have been consistently excellent (especially considering his position). The problem, as usual, is the trend. All of the evidence we have points to the fact that David Wright, talented and potential laden as they come, might have already peaked. This doesn't necessarily mean the end of his productivity, it just means that whoever ends up giving him his next contract will probably overpay (as is usually, always the case).

Jesse Gloyd, usually can be found writing essays about baseball (among other things) at buckshotboogaloo.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jessejamesgloyd.

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