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Good performance in WBC brings Jurrjens new contract

As one of the few Dutchie free agents, Jair Jurrjens has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Only four days after the World Baseball Classic, the pitcher from Curacao signed a deal with an MLB organization. Jair Jurrjens was still without a club after he was released by the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions… Continue reading Good performance in WBC brings Jurrjens new contract

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The World Baseball Classic seems to be a keeper

With the attendance reaching more than a million and the USA winning it for the first time, the World Baseball Classic has made a serious point to stay alive. Last year there were some strong rumors about the event. It should make some serious money, otherwise, the 2017 edition would be the last. A few… Continue reading The World Baseball Classic seems to be a keeper

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WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

After yesterday’s defeat of team Kingdom fo the Netherlands by Puerto Rico, I am still having a huge hangover. I keep thinking what if… what if… Once again we had to face an unbeaten team in the semi-final but this time we had a good chance to beat them. Four years ago, the Dominican Republic scored… Continue reading WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

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WBC 2017: Finally. USA in final

In a low scoring and most of all wet game, one of the best of offensive teams took on one of the worst offensive teams. Japan as a team hit well over .300 in the first two rounds, while team USA hit around .250. But despite the team batting average, team USA prevailed and beat… Continue reading WBC 2017: Finally. USA in final

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WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

I wasn’t meant to be but what a game!In a slow but nerve wrecking matchup between the two best offenses of this year’s World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Puerto Rico hit .330 as a team in the previous two rounds as the Kingdom of the Netherlands hit .324.… Continue reading WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

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WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands without Gregorius

A major blow for team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Due to an injury to his throwing arm/shoulder, Didi Gregorius will not participate in the semi-final later today.  At the request of the New York Yankees, the Curacaoan shortstop, who served as DH, has flown back to Tampa to let the meds of the Yankees take a… Continue reading WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands without Gregorius

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WBC 2017: Van den Hurk gets nod for semi-final

According to the Dutch news website nu.nl, manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hensley Meulens, will give the nod to pitcher Rick van den Hurk to start the semi-final game vs Puerto Rico . The 31-year old already had two starts in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The first start of Van den Hurk… Continue reading WBC 2017: Van den Hurk gets nod for semi-final