The first is Mike Wright. Now, before you get upset, think about this.
No, the major league numbers don’t look good. He has a career ERA of 5.88 in the majors.
However, he has a better ERA in AAA and has always been a starter. Wright is clearly not a major league starter. So, why not try him as a closer in the minor leagues and see if his stuff plays. He likely would be able to throw in the upper 90s, and only working to a few batters might help him. However, the issues with Wright have always appeared to be mental hurdles, and I’m not sure giving him the pressure of closing would play well. But, as a one inning middle or late reliever, he might be successful. It worked with Britton.
Now, the Norfolk Tides can’t just move Wright to closer. Because they have a guy, who is knocking on the door of the major leagues right now closing for Norfolk.