Athletics sign two year PDC with Las Vegas

With a new ballpark for the upcoming season, Las Vegas (Summerlin to be exact) became a very attractive location for the Oakland A's to locate their AAA team. Las Vegas is much closer to home than Nashville. Last year it was announced that the New York Mets would leave Las Vegas as they had bought the …

Upcoming changes in Minor League Baseball

With the MiLB season nearing its end, there will be several changes for the 2019 season. Of course, there will be some affiliation changes as many PDCs expire after the 2018 season but there will several moves of teams due to the big overhaul by the Elmore Sports Group. And another team will move into …

Spencer Kieboom called up to the Bigs

Spencer Kieboom, the catcher in the minor league organization of the Washington Nationals has been called up to fill the void left by Matt Wieters, who got injured during base running in a game vs the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Kieboom is one of three baseball sons from a Dutch-born father, who played in the Dutch hoofdklasse.  Spencer …

Dutchies around the World 2018

A new baseball season, a new round of updates about players of the Dutch Kingdom. With the Minor League season a week old now, it is time to shed a light on my fellow countrymen. MLB Even before the season started, it was clear that Ozzie Albies would be the everyday second baseman of the Atlanta …

Spencer Kieboom invited to Nationals’ Spring Training camp

Today the Washington Nationals announced their non-roster invitees for this year's Spring Training Camp. Of the seven players who received an invitation, Spencer Kieboom is one of the lucky ones. Once one of the Nationals' top prospects, Dutch offspring Spencer Kieboom split the 2017 season between the AA Harrisburg Senators and the AAA Syracuse Chiefs. …

Mets leave Las Vegas, buy Syracuse Chiefs

Despite the big chance, the Las Vegas 51s will get a new ballpark in the imminent future, the New York Mets have decided to turn their back on the team and buy the Syracuse Chiefs. This leaves the Washington Nationals without an AAA team after the 2018 season. It was a public secret the Mets were …

Spencer Kieboom placed on Nats’ AAA roster

A few days ago, the Washington Nationals announced they had signed Joe Blanton. To make room on the roster, the Nats designated Spencer Kieboom for assignment. Today the Nats announced that they have sent Spencer outright to Syracuse. The move to designate Spencer for assignment was a surprise to put it mildly, as he was …

Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutchblog interviews Roger Bernadina

Roger Bernadia former outfielder of the Washington Nationals and now playing for the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Colorado Rockies organization was prepared to do an interview with me for this blog. First of all I would like to thank Roger for the fact that he has taken the time to answer my questions. Because of …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Colorado Rockies

In "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization this time the:           Number of Dutchies: 2 Roger Bernadina: Roger signed a deal with the predecessor of the Washington Nationals, the Montreal Expos in 2002. The (now) 31-year old outfielder from Curacao made his first steps in pro ball with the GCL Expos …

Dutchies in the minor leagues: Saturday, May 2

AA At AAA level two of the three Dutchies were on the DL (Roger Bernadina and Jair Jurrjens), but Roger Bernadina played his first game since his stay on the DL yesterday. Roger Bernadina went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a strikeout. So he contributed in a big …

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 …