Mets captain David Wright will be activated for the final homestand of the season, and will start at third base on Sept. 29. But he said Thursday he can't see any possibility his career continues beyond 2018.
With this almost certainly the end of the road for Wright, the baseball world reacted to the news...
David Wright is one of the classiest players I have covered, if not the classiest. None of us can even imagine how hard he has worked to get back on the field, and the frustration he has endured. Here's hoping his final days with the #Mets give him the closure he richly deserves.- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2018
This David Wright press conference is what makes sports great. #Mets should sell that Sept 29 game out for a guy like this. I also love that he thanked beat reporters. A reminder pro stars and writers can still have mutual respect.- Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) September 13, 2018
Love you #5 ❤- Jose Reyes (@lamelaza_7) September 13, 2018
David Wright has been as accessible, decent and graceful player I have covered, often in a dysfunctional, miserable environment. He ALWAYS rose above it as a person. The best to him in this farewell. And in retirement #Mets- Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) September 13, 2018
If you need me I'll be sifting thru the Marlins roster to find which pitcher should purposefully toss David Wright a meatball down the middle so he can hit a homer.- Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) September 13, 2018
I've covered David Wright for 11 years, and have seen him emotional in the past -- but never like that. He spoke of the importance of playing for the first time in front of his daughters.- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 13, 2018
Sept. 29 will be a magical moment for Wright and his family.
Hope the #Mets pack the joint to see David Wright play for a final time. As classy as they come, and hopefully stays in organization in virtually any role he desires- Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 13, 2018
Strictly in terms of handling his NY media duties, David Wright easily is top five - if not No. 1 - in my professional lifetime. https://t.co/hjU11KglZY- Neil Best (@sportswatch) September 13, 2018
This photo was the first poster I ever had on my wall! I looked up to you for years... as a kid to be able to learn a lot from you and you to allow me to learn meant a lot! Thank you for all you have done for the game and for me finish it out strong ✊🙏🐐 @Mets pic.twitter.com/CMQbEH8EV5- Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) September 13, 2018
It's almost underselling it to call David Wright the face of the franchise. For so many dark years, he engendered more good will than anybody else associated with the Mets. And it wasn't particularly close.- Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) September 13, 2018