Major League ballparks · Major League Baseball

New Rays ballpark may hit another snag

The Tampa Bay Rays are still looking for a new ballpark. In the past year, the team has been looking for a suitable location in the St. Petersburg area. Now it seems that the funding of an eventual ballpark has hit another bump. The Rays have been exploring locations in the Pinellas and Hillsborough counties… Continue reading New Rays ballpark may hit another snag

Ballparks · Major League Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

With the World Baseball Classic nearing, it is time to show another ballpark to you that will host a WBC group. This time Marlins Park in Miami, home of the Miami Marlins. This state of the art ballpark will host group C with Colombia, Dominican Republic, Canada and the United States of America. It will… Continue reading Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

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

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Marlins up for sale

Owner of the Miami Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, has put the club into the shopping window.  Forbes announced the news on Thursday, noting that Loria has quite a steep asking price: $1,7 billion. The Marlins will host its very first All Star Game next summer and according to Loria this will put the club into the spotlights.… Continue reading Marlins up for sale

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball

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… Continue reading Kenley Jansen returns to Dodgers

Minor League Baseball

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?

Today, out of the blue, the Jacksonville Suns, AA team of the Miami Marlins, announced that it will adopt a new identity. This really comes as a surprise as the team did not organize a name the team contest. The new name? Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp…. Aside from the 1985-1990 seasons, when the team was called… Continue reading Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp?

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

D-Backs leave Mobile and look for greener pastures in Jackson

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have left the Mobile BayBears to look for new AA partner in the Southern League. During the last decade, the team was linked to the Mobile BayBears, but after ten years the club has decided to sign a player development contract with the Jackson Generals, who were the AA affiliate… Continue reading D-Backs leave Mobile and look for greener pastures in Jackson