Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Amarillo negotiating with MiLB club

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 …

Wichita second candidate for San Antonio Missions

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 …

Sky High Brewers affiliation news

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, …

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 …

How Minor League baseball is closely interwoven

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 …

It’s out in the open: SkySox potential candidate to move to San Antonio

Last week the mayor of San Antonio hinted on some big news regarding minor league baseball in the city. Everyone speculated what it could be, but in fact, it could only mean one thing, even though some other constructions could have been possible. But yesterday the Elmore Sports Group announced that the Colorado Springs SkySox …

AAA baseball close for the Alamo City

“I can confirm that I have been in detailed discussions for months with the San Antonio Missions. The Missions are committed to being a partner in a downtown baseball project and are exploring every option available to bring a Triple-A baseball club to San Antonio,” Taylor said. “However, Minor League Baseball will have to approve …

Big League Weekend ahead in San Antonio

For the fourth time the Big League Weekend will be held in San Antonio's Alamo Dome. The indoor facility is transformed into a baseball field complete with Astro turf and dirt areas around the bases. This year the Texas Rangers will host the reigning World Series champions, Kansas City Royals in a two game exhibition …

SkySox on the move?

The Amarillo Globe-News discovered an email that suggests that the Colorado Springs SkySox may move to San Antonio. At least that is what the newspaper says. The newspaper quoted the email, written by Amarillo councilman Randy Burkett: "He is working now with the San Antonio team owner to relocate their AAA team to San Antonio and also …

Stadium in Amarillo may lead to AAA club in San Antonio

About half a year ago you could read an article about San Antonio lobbying for a Triple A team on this blog. The biggest hurdle was to move the AA San Antonio Missions to another town and to convince their owner to give up his territorial rights. Another point in this case is to get an AAA team …

Kalian Sams named MVP of the Quebec Capitales

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams has been named the MVP of the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League. After a slow start with the team, Kalian's batting average rose to a respectable .282. By far Kalian was the best slugger of his team with 16 homeruns. Kalian was also the swiftest player with …

San Antonio lobbying for AAA baseball

The city of San Antonio, home to the AA (Texas League) Missions, wants to be home of a AAA team. This isn't something new. With the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings, this was discussed already. But like always, there are some problems that block the way to get a new team to town. First of all …

Origin of Minor League team names: S

S Sacramento RiverCats: The word River refers to the Sacramento river. It isn’t the first ball club where a characteristic of the area and the word “cat” are put together to create a name for the club. Salem Red Sox: Another fine example of a club run and owned by the parent club with the …