Two years ago, the Orioles snagged a prized free agent from the Japanese league, Tsuyoshi Wada. Sadly, the Wada era never was.
This is closet cleaning time for the Orioles. They’re beginning the retooling of the 40-man roster with the easiest, obvious moves before beginning the hardest work.
The World Series is over, and free agency has begun. The Orioles have spent the first month of their offseason planning, hiring a new pitching coach and celebrating three Gold Gloves.
It all started so well for Jason Hammel. In his first appearance for the Orioles last season, he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.