Like it or not, but Loria has the last laugh

He may end up in the history books as one of the worst owners in Major League Baseball: Jeffrey Loria, soon, former owner of the Miami Marlins. An owner that hijacked and blackmailed a city into paying 80% of the costs of a ballpark. A former owner who hijacked a Canadian team and was responsible …

Oakland A’s to use fan input for ballpark location

The Oakland Athletics have launched a website to gather community feedback. The website contains a fan survey. Something quite remarkable. On Thursday, the club announced the launch of a new website: oaklandballpark.com. In a statement on the club's website, it was said that the community's feedback is critical to the A's ballpark's success. "We need to understand …

Pete Rose not to participate in wall of fame induction

The Philadelphia Phillies announced today, that All-time hits leader, Pete Rose, will not participate in the upcoming wall of fame induction. Both parties fear that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with the Alumni Weekend at Citizens Bank Park on August 10-13.  The All-time hits leader would attend his induction to the Phillies wall …

Ozzie Albies to make his debut tonight

The Atlanta Braves tweeted tonight that Ozainho Albies will make his debut with the team tonight after being called up today. With Dansby Swanson sent down to AAA Gwinnett, it was a matter of time before Ozzie would get the call.  Wearing uniform number 1, Ozzie will be the youngest player in the Majors at …

Jeremy Guthrie calls it a career

Yesterday, in a post at the Players Tribune, the website started by Derek Jeter, Jeremy Guthrie has announced his retirement from baseball. After a career that spanned fourteen years in the majors and six years in the minors, the 2002 first round draft pick decided to hang up his spikes. So why an article about …

Red Sox sign another Aruban talent

Apparently, the Boston Red Sox are very happy with their Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Even this happy they signed another Aruban talent. According to Baseball Aruba, the Sox signed Brandon Rincones to a professional contract. Brandon can play shortstop and he can pitch as well, so it is up to the Red Sox how they …

No MLB games in the Netherlands in the coming years

Yesterday MLB released the new collective bargaining agreement, something that has never been done before. In this CBA, it is announced MLB plans to move thirteen regular-season series to various international sites. It doesn't come as a surprise the United Kingdom is favored over the Netherlands, which, in fact, is old news already, but one …

Dutchies around the World, part 13

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Shairon Martis, Jiandido Tromp, Ademar Rifaela, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien and Kalian Sams. Kenley Jansen The best earning Curaçaoan/Dutch sporter is having a top season so far. In his seventh full season with the Dodgers, Kenley is on …

Jonathan Schoop named player of the week

A good performance resulted in Jonathan Schoop being named player of the week ending on July 23rd. The Curaçaoan second baseman of the Baltimore Orioles The announcement was made by MLB yesterday.  The press release of MLB stated: "Schoop batted .433 (13-for-30) with eight runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI over …

Dutchies around the world, part 12

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Spencer Kieboom, Juremi Profar, Chadwick Tromp, Eugene Helder, Hendrik Clemencia, Rick van den Hurk and Dashenko Ricardo. Xander Bogaerts Despite having a good season so far, Xander did not make the final cut in the voting of the All-Star game as …

The Yankees’ difficult situation at first base

It is going well with the call-ups of the New York Yankees. Recently a couple of youngsters were called up from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to debut with the MLB squad and in the blink of an eye, they ended on the DL. The latest example is Dustin Fowler, whose debut lasted just one inning after a season-ending …

Dutchies around the world, part 10

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Shairon Martis, Sharlon Schoop, John Polonius, Shakir Albert, Ryan Oduber and Kalian Sams. Andrelton Simmons Even though Andrelton's batting average has been fluctuating in the month of June, it is well above his career batting average of .263 with an …

Dutchies around the world, part 9

This week in Dutchies around the world: Jonathan Schoop, Jurickson Profar, Juremi Profar, Darren Seferina, Eugene Helder and Hendrick Clementina. Jonathan Schoop Even though the Baltimore Orioles are just hovering around .500 recently, Jonathan Schoop is having a good season. The 25-year old shortstop from Willemstad Curaçao is hitting a respectable .292, well above hit …

MLB allows players to wear nickname on back of jersey

In an attempt to attract younger fans and to loosen the strict uniform rules, MLB will allow players to wear their nicknames on the back of their jerseys and to wear bright colored cleats and personalize a patch paying tribute to someone instrumental in their development. But don't be overly excited. This will only be for …

Dutchies around the world, part 8

After some absence here is part eight of Dutchies around the World. This time we are paying attention to Didi Gregorius, Ozzie Albies, Jiandido Tromp, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela and Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius Didi is having a fantastic season so far. He is hitting well above .300 and has committed only one error so …

Dutchies around the world, part 7

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, Sharlon Schoop, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters and Roger Bernadina.  Kenley Jansen The stud closer from Curaçao is having a helluva season. So far his ERA is the lowest of his career but one as it stands at 1.50. …

Dutchies around the world, part 6

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Shairon Martis, Spencer Kieboom, Danny Arribas, Kevin Josephina and Wladimir Balentien. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban shortstop of the Boston Red Sox is having a good season at bat again. In 34 games and 131 at-bats, Xander collected 44 hits, resulting …

Gary Sanchez or Austin Romine?

The Yankees are very high on Gary Sanchez, mainly because of his bat. They are willing to turn a blind eye on his defensive qualities. The backup catcher Austine Romine doesn't handle the bat in a bad way either but is a better defensive catcher. Who should be behind the plate as regular catcher? Sanchez …