I'd love for this Spring Training to have been about the future of the Mets. To be about all the players we will see making their Major League debuts in the next two seasons. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the focus thus far.
So far, Spring Training has been all about injuries. There isn't really any one person that can be blamed for that though, which is what is so frustrating. People can keep blaming the trainers and doctors and strength and conditioning coaches but in the end there isn't really a way to place blame. But I know it's only natural to look for a scapegoat.
Unfortunately, the conversation will continue to be about injuries until everyone is healthy. And even when players insist they will be alright there will still be fans panicking about their ailments. For example, David Wright tried to explain his injury today. He mentioned his injury was a slight tear. Then when it was explained that a slight tear is the same as a sprain people just didn't accept it. I cannot count how many times I saw fans flipping about about how David went from having a sore ribcage to having a tear.
Mets fans have fallen into the habit of assuming the worst when it comes to injuries. It sucks. It really sucks. It certainly doesn't look like that attitude is going to change this spring but hopefully it will change soon.
Let's Go Mets!