Now nearing 35-years-old and with an extensive and impressive list of injuries and personal failings, it is time to send Steven Wright elsewhere. The promise is long gone and may have started that way with an ill-advised managerial move by inserting the plump Wright on the base paths to pinch-run.
Being an All-Star one season certainly demonstrated the potential that the knuckleballer brought to the baseball table, but since then the downhill slide has been dramatic. Each season the hope springs up that Wright will be a serious piece in completing the Red Sox pitching jigsaw puzzle. And each season the results are the same – disappointment.
Wright is easily replaceable since his contributions have been minimal on the baseball field the last few years and just the opposite off the field. Wright’s decision-making skills are now matched by his pitching skills.