David WellsHis projected role for the Orioles: Wells will...

Orioles one-on-one

February 24, 1996|By Buster Olney

David Wells

His projected role for the Orioles: Wells will be the No. 2 starter, behind Mike Mussina.

Number crunching: In his 1995 starts, opposing batters hit .238 against Wells in his first 75 pitches, .275 in pitches 76-90, and .311 in pitches 91-105.

Where he has been: Wells lives in Florida during the off-season, but spent time in San Diego, Hawaii and Michigan.

What he has been doing: Wells went bow-hunting in Michigan with former Detroit outfielder Kirk Gibson.

Who he thinks is the Orioles' best acquisition of the off-season: "Davey Johnson -- the guy wins everywhere he goes. Just look at his track record. They've got a good manager. He's got his rules, but he knows how to win."

An Oriole to watch: "I'm looking forward to playing with everybody on this team. I've faced them my entire career, and now it's time to come over here and join [forces]. Obviously, I'll be playing with a legend [Cal Ripken]."

Another AL team he thinks helped itself this off-season: "I don't know. I haven't paid any attention to it."

His own expectations for 1996: "Try to win. That's it."

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