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 08:49 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 02:30 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. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: December 16, 2011 at 02:40 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 03:58 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 04:46 PM (#4017720)
Wada's MVP season wasn't really that impressive.


Darn BBWAJ
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 16, 2011 at 05:13 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

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Darren
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFriars show interest in dealing for Bruce | MLB.com
(21 - 9:10am, Nov 23)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogCashman in wait-and-see mode on retooling Yanks | yankees.com
(19 - 9:05am, Nov 23)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogPirates DFA Ike Davis, clear path for Pedro Alvarez - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(5 - 8:55am, Nov 23)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogKemp drawing interest, raising chance he's the Dodgers OF dealt - CBSSports.com
(11 - 8:53am, Nov 23)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogDeadspin: Curt Schilling’s Son Accidentally Brings Fake Grenade To Logan Airport
(13 - 8:53am, Nov 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution
(101 - 8:37am, Nov 23)
Last: Scott Lange

NewsblogBraves shopping Justin Upton at a steep price | New York Post
(29 - 8:20am, Nov 23)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogRays name managerial finalists: Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu | Tampa Bay Times
(13 - 3:52am, Nov 23)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4170 - 3:40am, Nov 23)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(966 - 2:27am, Nov 23)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOT - November 2014 College Football thread
(553 - 1:35am, Nov 23)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-21-2014
(48 - 11:13pm, Nov 22)
Last: Sweatpants

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(134 - 10:49pm, Nov 22)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMike Schmidt: Marlins' Stanton too rich too early? | www.palmbeachpost.com
(24 - 10:32pm, Nov 22)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogMLB.com: White Sox Land Adam LaRoche With 2 Year/$25M Deal
(19 - 8:03pm, Nov 22)
Last: boteman

Page rendered in 0.0904 seconds
53 querie(s) executed