Nashville makes pitch for MLB team

With MLB commissioner Rob Manfred being positive about an eventual expansion of the number of MLB clubs from 30 to 32, businessman John Loar is leading an attempt to bring MLB to the country and western capital. To explore the possibility of an MLB team in Nashville, Loar has formed Music City Equity Group to …

2019 final season of Globe Life Park in Arlington

With a special logo, the Texas Rangers herald the final season of Globe Life Park in Arlington, the ballpark that was their home since 1994. According to Ballparkbiz.wordpress.com, the logo show on the picture below is slightly different than the logo the Rangers wear on their uniform. The actual logo mentions the name Globe Life …

Twins sign Schoop and Torreyes

In a move to fill two middle infield spots, the Minnesota Twins have signed Curaçao native Jonathan Schoop and Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes to one-year contracts. The void in the infield was created when the Twins traded Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar at the non-waiver trade deadline. Schoop, who was non-tendered by the Milwaukee Brewers, is …

Jonathan Schoop on the brink of becoming FA

With $10.1 million on the final year of his contract, the Milwaukee Brewers are contemplating the options for their infielder Jonathan Schoop. The club is mulling whether to trade him to tender him or not to tender him. If the Brewers decide to do the latter, the 27-year old Curaçaoan will become a free agent. …

Cards’ baby blue back in business

After the 1984 season, the Cardinals returned to the dull grey road uniforms. Previously they sported baby blue uniforms, they started with in 1976. Even though the jersey was a pullover, that baby blue uniform was arguably one of the best uniforms ever. And now it is back. https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1064565496018743296 Today the Cards unveiled the new …

Harper turns down $300MM deal. Really?

Yesterday it was announced that Free Agent outfielder Bryce Harper has turned down a $300 million offer by the Washington Nationals. One can only wonder why someone turns down a record-setting offer (at least for the Nats that is).  Perhaps it was the lack of an opt-out clause. Perhaps Harper simply doesn't want to play …

A lot of throwback unis next year in Cincinnati

Uniform lovers will enjoy the 2019 season as the Cincinnati Reds will sport fifteen different throwback uniforms next year. The reason? The club will celebrate its 150th anniversary or a sesquicentennial.  Next to the uniforms, the club has unveiled a commemorative logo. In 1869, the (then) Cincinnati Red Stockings became the very first professional baseball …

New Marlins team colors unveiled bit by bit.

Recently you could read here about a possible change of colors by the Miami Marlins. Bit by bit the club is unveiling pictures in the very same colors that you could see in the previous article. Thanks to these teasers it becomes more clear the new colors of the club will be black, baby blue and …

O’s sign another Curaçao talent

The Baltimore Orioles have signed another international prospect form the Isle of Curaçao. J'Rudjeanon Isenia was signed to a $125,000 contract. The contract was agreed on earlier this year but the O's only announced this Tuesday. "Isenia is a right-handed-hitting outfielder with above-average tools and a good swing," said director of player development and interim GM Brian …

Cuban players and human trafficking

I just read this article on Universo Beisbol, a Cuban online baseball magazine. It is an interesting article I want baseball fans to read. I will not copy the text or make an own version of it because the author of this article deserves all the credits. A must read IMHO. https://universobeisbol.mlblogs.com/cuban-players-human-trafficking-and-other-x-files-tales-70043bced0ab?fbclid=IwAR3hNmBrmNEsKjomcoTVja8CP9dnAwpnvlZm5FbPV0w6khpcjlJCbqL3Ie0

Blue Jays hire new manager in Montoyo

The Toronto Blue Jays presented their new manager. The Canadian team went to a division rival to get their new skipper. In Charlie Montoyo, the Blue Jays have an experienced manager who guided teams at all levels of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. You may wonder why I pay attention to this news since I …

The Red Sox / World Series logo conspiracy

Recently there is a conspiracy theory swirling around the internet. Certain World Series Logos sported pennants and in those years the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. The 2018 World Series Logos sport two pennants as well, so according to this conspiracy theory, the Red Sox will win it all again. On Twitter, this conspiracy …

Marlins to change their logo and colors?

Rumors have been swirling around the last few days. And the added photo are feeding the rumors even more. The Miami Marlins will change their look and their logo(s). A lot of fans want to return to the old teal and black colors the Marlins wore in the first few years of their existence. It …

Gregorius will start 2019 on DL

Dutch-born Didi Gregorius will be out until next summer due to an elbow injury. The elbow injury is this serious, Didi will need Tommy John surgery. According to Yankees' manager Aaron Boone, Gregorius injured his elbow in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox. Didi is coming off a season that …

Orioles to sport their name in Braille

A great promotion. On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles will look somewhat different. The name Orioles will be shown on the front of their jersey but it can't be read by most of us. Why? The O's will sport their name in Braille lettering. The O's will be the first team in professional sports that will …

Darryl Collins signs contract with Royals

In a press release by his club Curaçao Neptunus, it was announced today that youngster Darryl Collins has signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. After the game vs De Glaskoning Twins, Collins signed the contract under the watchful eye of Nick Leto, scout of the Kansas City Royals. The 16-year old …