No KBO contract for Roger Bernadina

As all KBO clubs signed the foreign players they needed and that market closed on December 29, Roger Bernadina wasn't signed by any of the ten KBO clubs. Earlier during the KBO offseason, the Kia Tigers announced they would not re-sign Bernadina as his numbers dropped and as he has spent some time on the …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2017: WBSC keeps CPBL in check for second win

After a 10-5 loss vs the NPB East delegation, the WBSC took on the CPBL today. For five innings the WBSC kept the Taiwanese in check as they allowed three runs on six hits. Final score 5-3. Pitcher Joshua Kimborowicz kept the Taiwanese limited to two hits and struck out five in six innings of work. The …

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 …

Breaking: Asia Pro Baseball Championship to be played in November

A few weeks ago you could read here that the CPBL, KBO and NPB were discussing a new championship for Asian baseball clubs. This championship would replace the defunct Asia Series and would host the champions of the aforementioned leagues. According to the Twitter account of the CPBL, the championship will be played from November 17 …

NPB, KBO and CPBL meet for new international tournament

According to m.appledaily.com.tw the CPBL, KBO and NPB want to organize a new post season tournament between the winners of each of those leagues. This tournament would replace the defunct Asia Series. The three leagues have planned a new tournament in November 2017 with four participants. Question is who will be the fourth particpant. Will …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches fourth win.

In  the 51st (rainouts included) of the tournament, Europe faced the CPBL representatives. In a game that was rather close, Europe showed some resilience as the team managed to stay in the lead after every rally of the Taiwanese.  A solid outing by Marc Habeck was the foundation for the 7-6 win.  With France's Marc Habeck on the mound, …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe no match for CPBL

After a surprising rout of the KBO, team Europe wasn't quite a match for the CPBL representatives. The foundation of the loss was built in the first two innings when the CPBL scored seven runs. Eventually Europe lost 14-4. Starting pitcher Taylor Clemensia recorded two quick outs in the first inning but then could not …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches first win

In the third game of team Europe, they "hosted" the rerpesentatives of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League from Taiwan). Team Europe came back from a 2-0 deficit to take a five run lead. Even though the CPBL scored some runs, Europe could keep the team at bay and won 9-5. Chinese Taipei had a …

Team Europe returns to Asia Winter Baseball League

After last year's appearance, team Europe will return to Chinese Taipei to participate in the Asia Winter Baseball League. Last year team Europe debuted in this tournament with a tie. The team won one game and managed to get two more ties. Next to many talented players from the rest of Europe, some very talented Dutch …

Jurrjens hit hard in second start

After his successful debut with the Uni President 7-Eleven Lions, Curacao native Jair Jurrjens was hit hard in his second start today. In the game vs the Lamigo Monkeys he lasted only four innings in which he struggled mightily as he walked three, fanned three,  gave up nine hits (one homerun) and allowed eight runs …

Jair Jurrjens cruises through first start in Taiwan

After the Rockies released him at the end of the 2015 season, Jair Jurrjens went looking for a new employer. He found one in the Uni President 7-Eleven Lions of the CPBL in Taiwan. After a relative short preparation on the 2016 season, as he only signed with the team last month, Jurrjens had his first start …

Dutchie Baseball news

There was some news to announced about players from Curacao the other day. Former Atlanta Braves star, Jair Jurrjens signed a deal with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions, of the CPBL. The 30-year old will be the third player from the Dutch kingdom that will spend time with the club from Taiwan. Rob Cordemans pitched for …

Asia Winter League: Game vs CPBL one inning too long

Lars Huijer had a great start for team Europe today. In the first five innings he kept team CPBL hitless. Okay, he hit a batter with a pitch and but he didn't give up a walk. But in the sixth, Lars gave up the first run to the Taiwanese team. Three hits towards the outfield …

Asia Winter League: Europe clinches another tie

In today's game between team Europe and the CPBL, both teams were each other's match for nine innings in runs, hits and errors. Owen Ozanich lasted five innings in whiche he gave up three runs on five hits and two walks. He also fanned four. It looked like if Europe would end up on the wrong …

How to get through the baseball off season?

Now the Dutch baseball season, the MiLB season and MLB season are over, I slowly start to realize that it is time for baseball hibernation. But the problem is that I don't want to hibernate. I try to postpone that moment as long as possible. What can you do to get through the off season …