Curaçao Neptunus doesn’t make a lot of roster moves

Reigning Dutch champion and European champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of roster moves during the transition period. Only three new players joined the ranks of the Rotterdam based club. A couple of players has decided to leave the club for a surprising destination. In a press release the club announced the following …

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De Glaskoning Twins has acquired a lot of reinforcements for the 2018 season

Dutch hoofdklasse club De Glaskoning Twins has been very active during the transition period. After a year in which De Glaskoning Twins survived the playdowns (in fact, the club finished on top of the playdowns standings), the club from Oosterhout has lured a lot of new players. With two foreign players added to the roster, …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017:

In a game with nothing at stake, as the positions in the regular season were set already, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Pickles UVV.  Without flexing their muscles, Neptunus beat UVV 2-0.  Until the fourth inning Pickles UVV could keep pace with Curaçao Neptunus when neither team scored. But in the bottom of the fourth, Neptunus loaded the …

European Champions Cup 2017: Curaçao Neptunus clinches spot in semis

Until the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, Rouen Huskies was a tough opponent for Curaçao Neptunus. Only after the Dutch team took a 5-2 lead, things started to roll. Eventually, Neptunus beat the Huskies 9-3.  Today's game started better for Curaçao Neptunus than yesterday's. With two outs, Christian Diaz hit a line drive to the …

European Champions Cup 2017: Major upset in group A

Today Dutch champion Curaçao Neptunus faced the Mainz Athletics. One grand slam home run made the difference today. Who did hit it? Max Boldt of the Mainz Athletics. Eventually, it prevented Neptunus from winning the game as the Rotterdam-based team lost 7-6. Misja Harcksen started on the mound for Curaçao Neptunus. It was quite a while …

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 …

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: Sensational win for Europe with double digits

That baseball is an unpredictable game was proven by team Europe and the KBO today.  The KBO had won 9 games out of 13, Europe only won 2 out of 13. But the unthinkable happened in the first two innings. Europe scored six runs in the first inning and four in the second to take …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe beaten up

In a matchup between the team that had won all games but one and the team that lost all games but two, the battle was quite unequal. The NPB West did not have a hard time vs Europe as they won 13-1. Taylor Clemensia struggled through the first inning. With four walks and three hits given up …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Ouch! KBO routs Europe 9-0

Just when you write that Europe is playing good baseball and doesn't commit a lot of errors, they are routed in their next game. The KBO delegation was too strong for team Europe, who were outhit and outscored by the Koreans. It was a game in which every European pitcher allowed at least one run …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe gives it away in final two innings

After a day of rest, team Europe took on the NPB East team (which is a kind of all star team of the NPB Ni-Gun League (minor league) of the NPB's Central League (one of the two Japanese Major Leagues). The Europeans managed to tie the game after trailing by three runs but eventually gave it …

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 …

Holland Series 2016, game one: L&D Amsterdam Pirates wins nail biter

What appeared to become a game in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have much of a chance to close the gap as they trailed 5-2, turned into a nail biter. The Amsterdam based team managed to tie the game in the final inning, so extra innings were needed. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  6  -  5  …

Misja Harcksen released by Dodgers

Just returned from the US after not making it to the championship series of the Pioneer League with the Ogden Raptors, Misja Harcksen has been told by the Dodgers that they will not extend his contract. In the past three years Misja played in the Arizona League and in the Pioneer League. In his first …

Belated PDC news

Last Sunday was the deadline for clubs to sign a player development extension. Just in time two MLB clubs signed an extension with their affiliation. The San Diego Padres signed a two year extension with the San Antonio Missions. The new contract will run through the 2018 season. The Missions (AA, Texas League) are a …

Ogden Raptors / Misja Harcksen clinch play off spot

Last night, the Ogden Raptors faced the Grand Junction Rockies in the third game of a four game series. The previous two games were won by the Raptors, one with a clear 6-2 vicory, the second with a rather close score of 12-10. Yesterday's game was even more close. The Rockies needed to win the …

Misja Harcksen promoted to Ogden again

Thanks to his relatives I learned that Dutch pitcher Misja Harcksen was promoted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. But unlike earlier expectations, Misja has been promoted to the Ogden Raptors (high Rookie, Pioneer League). Just like last year, Misja spent most of the season in Glendale AZ with the AZL Dodgers. With the AZL Dodgers, …

Dutchies on play off course?

After the post about the Montgomery Biscuits being on play off course, I wondered if any of the Dutchies playing in US baseball is on play off course as well. I will only write about the teams in contention. A team like Roger Bernadina's Albuquerque Isotopes is going nowhere this season, so it doesn't really …