Found December 16, 2011 on Baltimore Sun:
The Orioles have had a major shakeup in their scouting department, hiring a new national crosschecker while dissolving most of their pro scouting section.

Orioles News and Notes- 12/16

Orioles' latest eastern push lands left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada.

Wada Comes to Baltimore

This afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles introduced new pitcher, Japanese southpaw, Tsuyoshi Wada to Birdland in a press conference at Camden Yards. Being that I left work early, I got to watch some of Wada's press conference 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...

New Orioles pitcher Wada begins transition from Japan

Left-hander will make jump from Japanese MVP to possible top-of-rotation starter in majorsThe Orioles' new starting pitcher, Tsuyoshi Wada, likely won't made his Camden Yards debut until the first full week of April, and it won't be known for several months how well he'll make the transition from Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball to major league baseball.

Orioles sign LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Orioles signed left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

Wada's in; what's next for O's to add?

The Orioles will officially announce the two-year, $8.15 million signing of Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada at 4 this afternoon at Camden Yards.

Pirates In Talks With Jo-Jo Reyes

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in talks with free agent left handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes. Kovacevic notes that the deal would be a minor league deal if it happens. Reyes was recently non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles. He turned 27 in November, and has pitched 334.2 innings in the majors. In his career he has a 6.05 ERA, along with a 5.8 K/9, a 3.9 BB...

Orioles add Haas to scouting team

The Orioles announced on Friday that Danny Haas has been hired as the club's national crosschecker.


The Orioles hired an economist to help them determine not only the value of a player, but also his economic value to the team.
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