Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 16, 2011

Orioles sign Japanese lefty

Wada relief.

rlc Posted: December 16, 2011 at 07:49 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japan, orioles

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. villageidiom Posted: December 16, 2011 at 01:30 PM (#4017629)
"If you take a look at his walk-to-strikeout ratio, it's 4-1," Duquette said of Wada, who was named MVP of Nippon (Japan) Professional Baseball in 2010. "That's an extraordinarily good ratio that reflects his capability not only to locate the ball, but to put the hitter away with his pitches."
I really hope for Duquette's sake he meant strikeout-to-walk ratio.
   2. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: December 16, 2011 at 01:40 PM (#4017636)
Wada, huh? Lots of MLBers aren't going to like this guy at all.
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: December 16, 2011 at 02:58 PM (#4017688)
Wada, who was named MVP of Nippon (Japan) Professional Baseball in 2010


Wada was named Pacific League MVP in 2010. There is no single MVP award that covers both Japanese Leagues. Pitchers, BTW, have won five of the last seven Pacific League MVP awards. Wada's MVP season wasn't really that impressive. He co-led the league in wins, with 17, but his ERA of 3.14 paled next to Yu Darvish's 1.78. The 2011 Central League MVP Award went to a set-up man - Chunichi's Takuya Asao, whose 0.41 ERA over 87 innings was pretty eye-popping.
   4. DL from MN Posted: December 16, 2011 at 03:46 PM (#4017720)
Wada's MVP season wasn't really that impressive.


Darn BBWAJ
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 16, 2011 at 04:13 PM (#4017743)
Seems like a back of the rotation kinda guy, but its not a terrible amount of money, and the O's had trouble keeping their young arms in the rotation without getting lit up. Pretty typical move on their part.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Mike Emeigh
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 16 October 2017: Sorry, Yankee fans: Trump’s claim that he can ensure victory simply isn’t true
(829 - 10:44am, Oct 18)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(1151 - 10:43am, Oct 18)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogYankees even ALCS with late rally vs. Astros | MLB.com
(21 - 10:41am, Oct 18)
Last: . . . . . . . . . .

NewsblogAfter Yasiel Puig tried and failed to avoid Javy Baez's tag, Baez teased him and they both laughed | MLB.com
(7 - 10:35am, Oct 18)
Last: Batman

NewsblogDodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager | LA Times
(5 - 10:30am, Oct 18)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogAstros' Lance McCullers will start Game 4 of ALCS - Houston Chronicle
(37 - 10:29am, Oct 18)
Last: Gary Truth Serum

NewsblogAlex Speier: What will it mean if Red Sox exceed the luxury tax threshold in 2018?
(1 - 10:22am, Oct 18)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-18-2017
(1 - 10:00am, Oct 18)
Last: Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee)

NewsblogThe Cubs could really use 2016 Javier Baez right about now - Chicago Cubs Blog- ESPN
(41 - 9:55am, Oct 18)
Last: Greg Pope

Gonfalon CubsFive minute Los Angeles Dodgers Preview
(51 - 9:52am, Oct 18)
Last: Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist

NewsblogPerrotto: Managerial Rumors and Rumblings
(19 - 9:41am, Oct 18)
Last: Rusty Priske

NewsblogEXPANSION COULD TRIGGER REALIGNMENT, LONGER POSTSEASON
(114 - 9:25am, Oct 18)
Last: fra paolo

NewsblogNick Cafardo: Brian Cashman and the Yankees followed the Red Sox’ blueprint — and may have done it better
(72 - 8:58am, Oct 18)
Last: Rally

NewsblogLCS OMNICHATTER for October 17, 2017
(363 - 8:53am, Oct 18)
Last: John DiFool2

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(294 - 1:25am, Oct 18)
Last: cmd600

Page rendered in 0.1329 seconds
47 querie(s) executed