Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wada Comes to Baltimore

This afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles introduced new pitcherBaltimore Orioles introduced new pitcher, Japanese southpaw, Tsuyoshi Wada to BirdlandTsuyoshi Wada to Birdland in a press conference at Camden Yardspress conference at Camden Yards.

Being that I left work early, I got to watch some of Wada's press conference on MASNconference on MASN at the gym and he already endeared himself to me by taking the step of introducing himself in English. I’m sure that earned him points with the press that was assembled, along with a fanbase eager for any good news.

Here’s from about Wada from beat writer, Brittany Ghiroli:Brittany Ghiroli:

The Orioles, who signed Wada to a two-year deal with an option for 2014Wada to a two-year deal with an option for 2014, are hoping Thursday won't be the only time the Japanese lefty wows a crowd. The 30-year-old Wada posted a 16-5 record with a 1.53 ERA and 168 strikeouts in 184 2/3 innings for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in 2011, and he was signed largely on account of pinpoint control that Duquette said makes up for a fastball velocity that lives in the 80s.

Wada spoke about why he chose the Orioles, and in turn, Duquette chimed on why he felt the Japanese southpaw was a good fit for Baltimore:

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