Hope Isn’t Gentle; Hope Springs Eternal

It’s a business; an occupation, but a pastime. It’s unrelenting; unforgiving, but euphoric. The grass is freshly cut, the lines freshly chalked. Suddenly, it’s baseball season. Just not for everyone. Several folks head home from their respective camps, sometimes never to return. It should be obvious by now, right? A long shot is labeled as such for a reason. Heads didn’t...
Via The Sports Post
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamey Wright: I Wasn’t Very Good

Look up “journeyman” in the dictionary and you’re bound to find, alongside a host of others, a picture of Jamey Wright. To put it all into perspective, the pitcher was only the second first round draft pick in Colorado Rockies history back in 1993 and after 19 years in the bigs…called nine other teams home. Monday, Wright’s attempt at a comeback with the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Jamey Wright retires at 41

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jamey Wright has announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the majors. The 41-year-old Wright said Monday that he was done. The right-hander had signed a minor league contract on Feb. 26 after sitting out last season. Wright pitched eight times this spring for the Dodgers and had a 12.15 ERA. He said he knew two weeks ago that...
Via Associated Press
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign pitcher Jamey Wright to minor league deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed veteran pitcher Jamey Wright to a minor league deal. The 41-year-old right-hander sat out last season after being released by Texas at the end of spring training. Wright pitched for the Dodgers in 2012 and again in 2014, mostly in a relief role although he started one game in his second season. Between those two stints...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers invite Jamey Wright to spring training

Because you can never have too much pitching … the Dodgers on Tuesday signed old friend Jamey Wright to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. Wright, 41, didn’t pitch last season and was inspired to attempt a “comeback” after working out with Clayton Kershaw this offseason. He was cut in Rangers’ camp and took 2015 off. He was last with the Dodgers in 2014...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers add veteran Wright to bullpen

The Texas Rangers are bringing veteran right-hander Jamey Wright back into the fold, signing the reliever to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training. If Wright makes the club he'll earn $1 million in 2015. Wright, 40, has played for 10 teams in a major-league career that began in Colorado in 1996. He spent the 2014 season pitching in 61 games for the Los...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers sign 40-year-old RHP Wright to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Veteran right-hander Jamey Wright has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training. Wright will make $1 million if he makes the major league roster. In 61 games last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wright was 5-4 with one save and a 4.35 ERA. It was his fourth consecutive season with at...
Via Associated Press
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Jamey Wright

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 61 70.1 17.5% 8.8% 4.35 3.47 3.80 0.1 What Happened In 2014: Got into 61 games, and yet you don’t remember a single one, do you? Last December, we heard that Jamey Wright was deciding between the Rays and the Dodgers, and despite the fact that he was turning 39, I didn’t mind at all. Here’s me from a few weeks before he signed: Again, guys...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamey Wright, Lefty Specialist?

Jamey Wright is not a great pitcher. He’s been about league average to slightly worse for most of the season. He generally doesn’t see many high leverage situations, mostly relegated to mop-up or long relief. When he does pitch in more important situations, he has been poor. He has a negative clutch score on Fangraphs and he has more meltdowns (causes 6% reduction in win probability...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamey Wright Improving With Age

Jamey Wright turned 39 on December 24, and he celebrated by signing a one-year deal worth $1.8 million with the Dodgers. As far as offseason signings go, it’s a relatively minor one, and coming as it did in the midst of the holiday season and the far bigger stories of Shin-Soo Choo and Masahiro Tanaka, […]
Via Fangraphs
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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