Dutchies around the World, part 13

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Shairon Martis, Jiandido Tromp, Ademar Rifaela, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien and Kalian Sams. Kenley Jansen The best earning Curaçaoan/Dutch sporter is having a top season so far. In his seventh full season with the Dodgers, Kenley is on …

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Dutchies around the world, part 7

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, Sharlon Schoop, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters and Roger Bernadina.  Kenley Jansen The stud closer from Curaçao is having a helluva season. So far his ERA is the lowest of his career but one as it stands at 1.50. …

Dutchies around the world, part 2

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world,  we are paying attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, John Polonius, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters, Wladimir Balentien and Mike Bolsenbroek. Kenley Jansen So far, Kenley had four save opportunities and he did convert them all. Next to these four games, Kenley appeared in two games in a …

WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

I wasn't meant to be but what a game!In a slow but nerve wrecking matchup between the two best offenses of this year's World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Puerto Rico hit .330 as a team in the previous two rounds as the Kingdom of the Netherlands hit .324. …

WBC 2017: Kenley Jansen available for Dutch in championship round

If the Kingdom of the Netherlands will qualify for the championship round of the World Baseball Classic, the team can count on Kenley Jansen. The closer of the Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed his eventual participation. The Kingdom of the Netherlands made a huge step towards the championship round by beating Cuba 14-1 earlier today. If …

Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

In today's spring training games, a coulple of Dutchies made an appearance. Kenley Jansen pitched for the Dodgers, Ozzie Albies played again for the Braves and Juremi Profar played the Texas Rangers. Kenley Jansen relieved Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning. It was the first appearance of Kenley this spring training. Apparently he is still …

Dutchies in 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 very short one today. With most MLB players preparing for the World Baseball Classic in Korea now and none of the minor leaguers getting an appearance yesterday, we are …

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands: the roster behind the WBC roster

Yesterday the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) presented the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But next to that roster, there is, what they call, a designated pool of pitchers. This designated pool of pitchers is a list with reserve players. Even though Kenley Jansen has …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Kenley Jansen to skip World Baseball Classic

Many hoped that the Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen would join team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic but according to Dodger Beat writer Bill Plunkett and several sources, the pitcher from Curacao will not participate in the World Baseball Classic. After several players from Curacao and Aruba (Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts and …

2017 WBC: What are the odds for team Kingdom of the Netherlands?

With the Spring Training well on its way, the best baseball players of the world will take on each other in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Kingdom of the Netherlands will be in group A together with host Korea, Chinese Taipei and Israel. What are the odds for the Dutch to reach the next …

Kenley Jansen returns to Dodgers

After opting for free agency, Curacaoan star closer Kenley Jansen has signed a 5-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The deal is reportedly worth $80MM. During the season, Jansen did not want to talk about a contract extension but as the end of the season neared, the Dodgers didn't hide their intentions to go …

Preliminary roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands revealed

Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) revealed the big names on the preliminary roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. As expected the big names of MLB players are on the list. The big names on this list are: Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox), Didi Gregorius (New York Yankees), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles …

Do the Yankees really need an FA big bat?

Brian Cashman recently stated that the Yankees are after a big bat. Now the club has some room to spend after they traded away Brian McCann and after Mark Teixeira hung up his spikes, it appears that the team is willing to spend again. But is it a wise decision to do so? In the …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

KBO announces 2017 WBC schedule

The (South) Korean baseball organisation, KBO, has announced the schedule of group D of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The games of group D will be played at the Gecheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Group D contains Korea, Chinese Taipei, Israel and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the 2013 version of the WBC, the Dutch …

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 …