Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Former MLB pitcher Jair Jurrjens is currently participating in the spring training camp of team Kingdom of the Netherlands in preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Apparently, scouts of the Kansas City Royals liked what they saw and thus, Jurrjens received an invitation for a tryout. The former All-Star pitched in a session in front… Continue reading Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Minor League Baseball

Sharlon Schoop extends contract with O’s

Yesterday it was announced that Sharlon Schoop, older brother of Jonathan, has extended his stay with the Baltimore Orioles by another year. The 29-year old infielder from Curacao will return on a minor league contract. 2017 will be Schoop’s fourth year in the organization of the Orioles after he spent time in the farm systems of… Continue reading Sharlon Schoop extends contract with O’s

Minor League Baseball · Minor League Baseball History

Minor League history: How a dead guy won the PCL batting title

This is one of those special stories of the dead ball era. In 1912, Heinie Heitmuller of the Los Angeles Angels won the batting crown of the Pacific Coast League with a batting average of .335. Nothing special you would say. But this batting title had a bizarre twist. Heinie Heitmuller was a career minor leaguer,… Continue reading Minor League history: How a dead guy won the PCL batting title

Major League Baseball

My top ten of MLB logos

It is a bit silent regarding baseball news, so I thought it was time to post an item about the top ten of MLB logos that I like. I start with number ten and count down to nr. one. 10. Toronto Blue Jays The current Toronto Blue Jays logo is clearly a spin off of… Continue reading My top ten of MLB logos

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

Alphabetical affiliation news

The O’s have extended their player development contract with their A Short Season affiliate, while the M’s have embraced a new AA club in the Arkansas Travelers. The Baltimore Orioles and the Aberdeen IronBirds (A Short Season, New York-Penn League) have extended their player development contract with two more years through the 2018 season. The… Continue reading Alphabetical affiliation news

Aruban Baseball · Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball

Dutchies in MLB

It has been a while since you could read an update about the players from Curacao and Aruba in the Major Leagues. With the season nearing its end, it is time to take a look on how the Dutchies are doing. Xander Bogaerts is having a helluva season with the Red Sox. Even though he… Continue reading Dutchies in MLB

Minor League Baseball

Twins PDC news

The Minnesota Twins and the Rochester RedWings have extended their Player Development Contract with two more years through the 2018 season. Both clubs are cooperating since 2003 when the Twins took over the affiliation from the Baltimore Orioles. Accoring to the Twins’ interim General Manager Rob Anthony “It’s been a tremendous partnership that we’ve had… Continue reading Twins PDC news