What to do with the hefty contracts, Cashman?

This morning I bumped into this article about the Yankees who would be ready to dump A-Rod in the first months of the season, pending on his performance. I don't know if it is true. It appears highly speculative to me. But it made me think about what the Yankees should do with the hefty …

Martin Prado traded for pitching….

I one of my previous posts I wrote about the option of trading Martin Prado for pitching. Well it appears that Cashman has read my post. But the trade is not quite the way I expected it to be. The Yankees opted Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to Miami in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi, …

1955, the season that was next year

                                                                          After the New York Giants won the World Series in the previous year, the Dodgers started the season hopeful as ever. How many World Series had they played without winning one? 1916 and 1920 as the Robins, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953. In five of these World Series appearances, the hated Yankees were …

How will the renewed relationship with the US affect Cuban baseball?

Now president Obama has re-established the diplomatic ties with Cuba, you can wonder what the effect on Cuban baseball will be. For decades, Cuban players were not allowed to play in the US, resulting in many players fleeing the country directly or during internationals tournaments abroad (like Aroldis Chapman did in 2009, when a Cuban …

What to think of the Yankees’ off season so far?

The Yankees signed Chris Capuano to a one year deal, yesterday. I know that the Bronx Bombers are in desperate need of a starting pitcher, but I cannot imagine that Capuano is the guy they are waiting for. He is a guy for the number five slot in the rotation, the part of the team …

Why not trade Prado for a pitcher?

Earlier today I made a joke on Twitter about a trading Prado to the Giants in exchange for Bumgarner. But afterall this may be not such a bad idea. If the Yankees bring Rob Refsnyder to play second base and he lives up to the expectations, Prado will be a spare part. Sure he can …

New sponsor for Neptunus

After sixteen years DOOR will not be the sponsor of current Dutch champion Neptunus anymore. The team from Rotterdam has struck a deal with Curacao foundation Fondashon bon Intenshon (Foudation good intention). This foundation was founded in 1990 and is trying to put Curacao on the map internationally. It  is active in the areas of …

Yanks sign Headly to four year deal. Another mysterious move by Cashman ?

The Yankees reportedly signed Chase Headly to a four year deal worth a bit North of $50 million, as MLB.com stated. Sure the guy wanted to play in New York and it is good to have a player aboard that really wants to play with your team, but I still don't understand this move. Why …

Rick van den Hurk’s numbers with KBO stats at the background

Rick van den Hurk had a marvelous 2014 season in the KBO. As we all may know by now, the former Major Leaguer (Marlins, Orioles, and Pirates) won the league's awards for lowest ERA  and most strikeouts. When you know that the  KBO is a very offensive league with an average of 5.71 runs per …

Robert Eenhoorn in the center of the attention during Dutch Star Awards

Tonight the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) organized the Star Awards. An evening where several prices were given to softball and baseball players from the Dutch Hoofdklasse. I will focus on the baseball awards. But the night was built around Robert Eenhoorn, former shortstop of the New York Yankees. For years, after his …

What Yankee fans need to know about Didi Gregorius

Since the Yankees traded for Didi Gregorius I have seen a lot of comments on Facebook and at other social media. Positive comments, negative comments and very negative comments. In general the press and baseball analysts were quite positive about him. But the fans..... Sure there were fans who think that we need to give …

History of Dutch baseball: 2000 –

The new millennium started with a blast for the Dutch baseball world. With the Olympic baseball tournament in Sydney, the Dutch upset the Cubans by beating them 4-2. For the first time, the best possible team with (former) pro players that played in the US was put together. Players like Hensley Meulens, Rikkert Faneyte, Ralph …

Lester to Cubs, Robertson to cross town rivals. What’s next for the Yankees?

Yesterday both Chicago teams caught some big fishes. The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed Jon Lester to a six year $155 million contract. Despite efforts of Red Sox owner John Henry to get him back to Beantown, Lester opted for the Cubs. Why? Probably because of a couple of former Red Sox front office guys who …

Josh Gibson

I wrote the article below for the November edition of the Cuban baseball magazine "Universo Beisbol" . Hello baseball aficionados. Here is November’s editon of Yankeebiscuitfan’s World. This time a piece about a Negro League legend. Since I read a book about the Negro Leagues, I have been fascinated by him.                  …

Why not Jordan Zimmermann mr. Cashman?

Rumours have been swirling around that the Yankees would be interested in Max Scherzer or in Jon Lester. I wouldn't oppose a deal with Lester, but I am not too fond of a deal with Scherzer. I am not saying that he isn't a good pitcher, but he is heavily relying on his fastball. What …

Rickwoodfield, Birmingham AL

Rickwood Field is the oldest still standing ballpark in the US where professional baseball is played. The ballpark opened its doors in 1910 and was home for the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black Barons. Industrialist and owner of the Barons ordered to build the stadium. Allen Harvey "Rick" Woodward, chairman of Woodward Iron Company and …

New look for Pawtucket Red Sox

The baseball off season is a time for teams to rebrand. I mentioned the rebranding of several Minor League clubs already (Oklahoma City, South Bend, Daytona, Biloxi and San Antonio). Yesterday another Minor League club unveiled a new look: The Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA affiliate of the Beantown ballclub. Here is a broad variety of …

After Gregorius the Yankees get Miller. Does the rebuild start today?

Today was a good day for a Dutch Yankee fan. My day was already made by the news that the Yankees acquired Dutch shortstop Didi Gregorius in a trade. But it did get even better when I read that they signed Andrew Miller to a four year $36 million contract. I won't say that $36 …