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Shawn Zarraga released by Reds

Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga has been released by the Cincinnati Reds according to a MiLB transaction overview of Baseball America. In the offseason, Zarraga signed a minor league contract with the Reds because they gave him the best feeling. After a season that he split between AA Tulsa Drillers and AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers, Zarraga… Continue reading Shawn Zarraga released by Reds

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What does Brandon Phillips trade mean for Ozzie Albies?

After long rumors, the trade of 2B Brandon Phillips to the Braves was confirmed by the Cincinnati Reds. After Sean Rodriguez was injured in a traffic accident, the Braves were in serious need for a second baseman. Phillips is in the final year of a six-year, $72.5 million, so his stay with the Braves will… Continue reading What does Brandon Phillips trade mean for Ozzie Albies?

Ballparks

Ballparks around the world: Historic Stan Galle Field, the cradle of Cuban baseball

This time in Ballparks Around the World Historic Stan Galle Field (also called the Pit), home of the Spring Hill College Badgers, a NCAA Division II baseball team. Historic Stan Galle Field is the oldest continuous used diamond in the United States.     The very first game at Historic Stan Galle Field was played… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Historic Stan Galle Field, the cradle of Cuban baseball

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Shawn Zarraga invited to 2017 Spring Training

According to a Tweet of the Cincinnati Reds, nineteen minor league players have been invited to the 2017 spring training camp. One of the nineteen minor leaguers is 27-year old Shawn Zarraga. #Reds minor leaguers invited to Major League spring training camp: pic.twitter.com/kXNF6vizYT — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) December 9, 2016 After seven years in the… Continue reading Shawn Zarraga invited to 2017 Spring Training

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Roger Bernadina heading to Korea

Roger Bernadina, the outfielder from Curacao and player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, will continue his career in the KBO as he has signed a deal with the Kia Tigers.  Last season Roger played for the AAA affilate of the New York Mets in the Pacific Coast League. Despite having a decent season he wasn’t… Continue reading Roger Bernadina heading to Korea

Minor League Baseball

Lynchburg HillCats rebrand

The Lynchburg HillCats, A Advanced team (Carolina League) of the Cleveland Indians, have adopted a new logo and a new color scheme. They said farewell to the forest green and the cartoonesque logo and replaced it with a more modern look.  In all logos there is a combination of navy and two shades of green.… Continue reading Lynchburg HillCats rebrand

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The Dodgers aren’t giving Jansen the credit he deserves

Will the Dodgers extend the contract of their star closer Kenley Jansen? With the extension talks stalled and the interest in Aroldis Chapman that they had, it is questionable if Jansen will be with the Dodgers next year.  Even though I still think that the part of a closer is vastly overrated, he is part of… Continue reading The Dodgers aren’t giving Jansen the credit he deserves