Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball

Dutchies at MLB Spring Training

The spring training exhibition games are well underway. How do the players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands perform? Here is an overview of yesterday’s games. A short one this time, as all but one MLB players from the Dutch Kingdom have left for Korea to prepare for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Two minor leaguers… Continue reading Dutchies at MLB Spring Training

Australian Baseball · Australian Baseball League · Major League Baseball

18-year old Aussie signs with Diamondbacks

18-year old Jordan McArdle, who hit a grandslam homerun last Saturday vs the Sydney BlueSox, has signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Adelaide Bite announced on their Twitter account. McArdle , who is 185 centimeters tall and weighs 93 kg, was on the Bite’s roster as their DH. In 27 games he hit… Continue reading 18-year old Aussie signs with Diamondbacks

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball · New Zealand baseball

Didi Gregorius and Jim Kaat to visit Kiwis

Amsterdam born shortstop of the New York Yankees Didi Gregorius and former Minnesota Twins pitcher and Yankees announcer Jim Kaat will pay a visit to New Zealand. Both will have their own schedule as Kaat already arrived and Didi will arive on January 9. Jim Kaat will tour the country to motivate youngsters to play… Continue reading Didi Gregorius and Jim Kaat to visit Kiwis

Ballparks · Major League Baseball

D-Backs sue Maricopa county, may leave Chase Field

Yesterday, KTAR.com, published the news that the Arizona Diamondbacks are suing Maricopa County in the Chase Field case. This lawsuit may lead to the team leaving Chase Field. The case about Chase Field is a long running one. The Diamondbacks blame Maricopa County to neglect the stadium and that there is a lot of deferred… Continue reading D-Backs sue Maricopa county, may leave Chase Field

Minor League Baseball · Minor League promotions

Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

The Fresno Grizzlies will be in Fresno for their twentieth season this year. The team landed in Fresno in 1998 where the team played at the stadium of the University of Fresno in the first four years before they moved to Chukchansi Park. The history of the Grizzlies started in Tucson AZ. The Phoenix Firebirds… Continue reading Grizzlies, 20 seasons in Fresno

Ballparks · Major League Baseball

Chase Field replaced?

Maricopa County, owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home Chase Field is negotiating with Stadium Real Estate Partners II LLC about a possible sale of the ballpark. If both parties can srike a deal, it would relieve Maricopa County from the ongoing dispute with the D-Backs about the maintenance of the ballpark. Even if both parties can… Continue reading Chase Field replaced?

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

D-Backs leave Mobile and look for greener pastures in Jackson

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have left the Mobile BayBears to look for new AA partner in the Southern League. During the last decade, the team was linked to the Mobile BayBears, but after ten years the club has decided to sign a player development contract with the Jackson Generals, who were the AA affiliate… Continue reading D-Backs leave Mobile and look for greener pastures in Jackson