David Wright believes Harvey made the right decision to have Tommy John Surgery, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
“I’ll put it this way: If it was me in the same situation, I’d do what he’s doing,” Wright told Rubin. “The last thing you want is you are a No. 1 starter, you’ve been as dominant as you’ve been, and you take the mound every fifth day and in the back of your mind you know that on any given pitch it could go.”
Wright still believes the Mets will be able to improve upon the 74-88 record from 2013, despite losing Harvey for all of 2014.
I think the plan is still moving forward to get much better next season,” Wright explained. “And then when Harvey is ready to come back, probably 2015, it’s almost like making a huge, blockbuster trade the offseason before that getting a No. 1 starter.”
Still, Wright is disappointed the Mets won’t have Harvey next year, but is looking forward to seeing Harvey again in 2015.
“Obviously, selfishly, I want to win, so this isn’t good news on that front. But, at the same time, it’s good that now we get this thing fixed and we don’t have to deal with it again,” Wright concluded.
Read more: ESPN New York