There will be more clarity as to when David Wright and Ike Davis will be returning next week when they both get re-evaluated. Alderson feels Wright will return before Davis and is "hopeful" that Wright gets the "green light" next week.
Alderson also feels that there will be an emotional lift when Wright returns (and one very happy Strikeout Counter) and that Wright, Davis, and Johan Santana coming back will provide a similar boost to acquiring players at the trade deadline.
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Santana has dealt with soreness in his surgically repaired left shoulder for the last week and a half and now might not return until August.
The Mets have done a good job gaining in the standings since Wright and Davis have been on the DL. Now, they just need a little push to get over .500 and contend in the NL East. I still think they can contend; winning is a different story. They're playing scrappy and they employ arguably the best player in the National League. When Wright, Davis, and Santana come back, things can only get better.
David Wright Strikeout Counter (just for old time's sake): $4.30