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:
For the better part of a decade major league baseball teams attempted to use Jamey Wright as a starting pitcher. Then one day someone had the idea to place the right hander in the bullpen, and finally he began to thrive.
A former first-round pick, Wright has found success in the bullpen even as he had to accept minor league deals and pitch his way onto rosters during spring training...
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...
Missed this one yesterday, but the Dodgers have apparently agreed to a 1-year deal with former Dodger reliever, Jamey Wright.
From CBS Sports:
Wright, 39, appeared in relief for the Dodgers 66 times in 2012, so this is reunion. He pitched for the Rays last season, putting up a 3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 70 innings. He allowed nine of his 24 inherited runners...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed relief pitcher Jamey Wright to a one-year deal.
Wright, 39, will be brought to Spring Training with a big league contract for the first time since 2005. The right handed Wright previously pitched for the Dodgers in 2012. He spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays compiling a 3.09 ERA and a 65/23 K/BB ratio over 70 innings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had an excellent season last year with a record of 92-70. Their pitching staff was a strength with a team ERA of 3.25. Not only do the Dodgers have arguably the best starting pitcher in baseball in Clayton Kershaw, the bullpen was dominating with the likes of Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell. The Dodgers are not finished adding to their already impressive...
After the Dodgers reportedly agreed to terms with Chris Perez late Sunday night, it was a safe assumption they were done adding pieces to the bullpen. But the Dodgers apparently agreed to a 1-year contract with former Dodger (and just about everyone else) Jamey Wright.I wrote about Wright when the Dodgers reportedly had interest in him at the Winter Meetings."Something to note...
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued adding to their bullpen today, signing veteran righthander Jamey Wright to a one-year deal. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reported the deal. Earlier in the day, the Dodgers reached an agreement with the former Cleveland Indians closer, Chris Perez.
Wright, who turns 39 on Christmas Eve, is coming off a solid season as a reliever...