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
At the end of last season, two California League teams were moved to the East coast to join the Carolina League. The ten team CAL League shrunk to eight teams, while the Carolina League grew to a ten. The reason for this move was purely financial, as the two teams that were moved, the High… Continue reading Reshuffling AAA baseball, worth a thought?
According to Amarillo Global News, the city of Amarillo is negotiating with an affiliated minor league club to play in the Texan city. Which club and how far the negotiations are is not known yet. Asked about an item on Tuesday’s city council agenda regarding the “Negotiation of Lease and Management Agreement with Affiliated Baseball Team… Continue reading Amarillo negotiating with MiLB club
Next to the city of Amarillo, there is a second official candidate to become home for the San Antonio Missions. The other day, the city council of Wichita voted unanimously for the expansion of a special taxing district for a development that could include a new ballpark. Could include… It still is depending on the Colorado… Continue reading Wichita second candidate for San Antonio Missions
Just when I finished my previous blogpost about the extension of the PDC between the Giants and the GreenJackets, the next announcement comes in. The Colorado Springs SkySox (AAA, Pacific Coast League) and the Milwaukee Brewers have extended their player development contract with two years. The contract will run through the 2018 season. Since 2015,… Continue reading Sky High Brewers affiliation news
With the Colorado Springs Sky Sox not even gone yet, it remains to be seen if they will leave any time soon, the city of Colorado Springs and Dave Elmore, owner of the Sky Sox, are discussing the possibility to keep minor league baseball in the city with a downtown ballpark. But this downtown ballpark will not… Continue reading How Minor League baseball is closely interwoven
Today two Dutchies had their season debut at AAA level. Loek van Mil appeared in one game of a double header for the Rochester RedWings (Minnesota Twins) vs the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees), in an International League matchup. In a Pacific Coast League matchup, Juan Carlos Sulbaran took the mound as a starter for… Continue reading Mixed results for Dutchy pitchers in MiLB