Will Didi still be a Yankee after 2019?

As you all may know, the contract of Didi Gregorius with the Yankees will expire after the 2019 season. The question remains if he will return or more important, if the Yankees will make him a acceptable offer. No doubt the Yankees will make a qualifying offer, that will pay Gregorius around $18,000,000 for the …

Curaçao heads to Little League World Series final

It was a close call as Japan threatened in the sixth inning with runners in scoring position but the tiny Caribbean island managed to keep Japan at bay and advance to the Little League finals, where it will meet the winner of the game between the US Southwest region and West region.  Thanks to an …

Hensley Meulens debuted in MLB 30 years ago

Hensley Meulens, the Curaçao-born bench coach of the San Francisco Giants made his first step in Major League Baseball, today 30 years ago. With the New York Yankees, Meulens became the first player from Curaçao to make it to the bigs. Meulens was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in 1985. After …

Curaçao beats Australia in 3.5 innings in Little League World Series opener

In the opening game of the 2019 Little League World Series in Williamsport PA, the Caribbean champions, Curaçao needed less than four innings to beat Australia in the World Group. in 3.5 innings, Curaçao beat the Aussies 11-0. The eleven runs Curaçao scored came on ten hits and three walks. Of those ten hits, only …

Dutchies around the World

In this episode of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Ozhaino Albies, Carter Kieboom, Spencer Kieboom, Sherten Apostel, Shervyen Newton, Edmond Americaan, Stephan Vidal and Roger Bernadina. Ozhaino Albies The Curaçaoan second baseman is having a good season so far. Currently, his batting average stands at .300. The main reason for that is …

Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Franklin van Gurp, Mike Kelkboom, Jonathan Willems en Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius After a long stay on the Injured/Disabled List, Didi Gregorius made his return with the Yankees on June 7. Normally a slow starter, Didi went …

Dutchies contribute in Bologna win

Tonight, Fortitudo Bologna pushed over Godo Baseball. In seven innings the Knights were brushed aside 14-0, a blowout score in which the two Dutch players of Bologna, Jarreau Martina and John Polonius had their fair share. For two innings, Godo managed to keep Bologna scoreless but in the third, the reigning Italian champion scored twice. …

Roger Bernadina debuts in CPBL

After having signed a contract with the Lamigo Monkeys, it took Roger Bernadina a while to make the flagship team. But eventually, the Curaçao born outfielder made his debut with the team today. After the Monkeys signed Bernadina to a contract on April 18, he was stored with their farm team as CPBL teams are …

Didi on his way back

After spending a long time on the Disabled List, or Injured List as it is called nowadays, due to Tommy John surgery, Didi Gregorius played his first game yesterday. Gregorius, who throws right handed, is coming back from surgery to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. At the Spring Training complex at …

Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Zander Wiel, Juremi Profar, Kevin Josephina, Wladimir Balentien and Phildrick Llewellyn.  Andrelton Simmons So far, Andrelton Simmons is having a career year. In previous years he never topped .300, although he came rather close last year with a .292 average, but …

Nice debut for Gianfranco Wawoe in Frontier League

Curaçao born Gianfranco Wawoe will play in the Frontier League in 2019. Last week, the league started its season and so far, Wawoe makes his presence felt. The Southern Illinois Miners' infielder is leading the league when it comes to batting average. Last year, Gianfranco signed a deal with the New Jersey Jackals of the …

Dutchies all over the world

It has been a while since the Dutch Baseball Hangout posted about players of the Dutch Kingdom that play around the globe in other countries than their home countries. In this first episode, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Eugene Helder, and Jonathan Willems. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban born shortstop is …

Wladimir Balentien placed on inactive list

According to a tweet by American baseball journalist in Japan, Jim Allen, the Yakult Swallows have placed Curaçaoan outfielder Wladimir Balentien on the inactive list as they worry about the condition of his upper body. Balentien is hitting considerably better than the past four years, when he never topped. 270. So far this season, he …

More Curaçaoan reinforcements for Fortitudo Bologna

Reigning Italian champion Fortitudo Bologna has acquired another player from the Dutch kingdom. Next to Alex Rodriguez and Jarreau Martina, Curaçaoan infielder John Polonius has been added to their ranks. Players from Curaçao are popular in Italy as they have a Dutch passport and thus are regarded members of the European Union according to the …