Mike Wright will among several candidates battling for the long reliever spot.

by theobird
I saw Mike Wright pitch in Kansas City against the Royals last year, I came away impressed. He has really good stuff. I know the board is pretty sour on this kid, but I remain a fan. I think Wright puts it together and becomes a very solid rotation member. About a month later, I ran into Eric Hosmer at Jack Stack in OP Kansas. Really nice guy, and we talked baseball for about 10 minutes. I told him I was a life long O’s fan, and that I saw Wright pitch against the Royals earlier in the year. Hosmer said, “that guy is going to be really tough. I don’t feel real comfortable hitting off of him.”