Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays reportedly show interest in Profar

With a big hole at second base to fill, the Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly informed with the Texas Rangers for Jurickson Profar. Profar, who turns 24 in February, is in a utility role with the Rangers. The Rangers are not eager to trade Profar. The Rangers dealt with a lot of injuries last season,… Continue reading Tampa Bay Rays reportedly show interest in Profar

Major League Baseball

Busy days for Rob Manfred

The commissioner of Baseball, Rob Manfred had some busy days in the past week. Not only did he discuss the situation of a possible new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays, he also went to Cleveland to announce that the Indians will host the 2019 All Star Game and above all he discussed the use… Continue reading Busy days for Rob Manfred

Independent baseball · Japan Baseball · Japanese Baseball

Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

There are players who simply don’t want to quit on the game. Rickey Henderson was one of them and also Julio Franco could not say goodbye to the game. Another one in this little list of players who wants to keep playing is Manny Ramirez. The 12-time MLB All Star has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting… Continue reading Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

Minor League Baseball

A fishy PDC extension

Except for the name of the parent club, there is nothing fishy about this extension of the Player Development Contract. I was just looking for a catchy title.  🙂 The Tampa Bay Rays and their A Full Season affiliate, the Bowling Green HotRods have extended their PDC with another two years through the 2018 season.… Continue reading A fishy PDC extension

Marjor League Baseball

Starlin Castro wins it for Yankees

Yesterday’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees proved that baseball is an unpredictable game. For six innings, the Yankees were no-hit but eventually they walked off with the win. Hitting wise it was another bad game for the Yankees. In nine innings, the team got one, yes one, basehit. Thanks… Continue reading Starlin Castro wins it for Yankees

Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball · Uncategorized

Possible expansion in MLB will influence MiLB as well

The other day Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, held a press conference. Main issue was a possible expansion of Major League Baeball. Another issue was the stadium situation in Oakland and St. Petersburg. Manfred said that in the long term MLB will expand. He even hinted about a city as he said: “If we… Continue reading Possible expansion in MLB will influence MiLB as well

Cuban baseball · Major League Baseball

Defectors may represent Cuba soon

For years the Cuban government outlawed baseball players that left the country for the greener baseball pastures in the USA, called MLB. These players were not allowed to represent Cuba any longer in any international tournament. The result was a Cuban team that deteriorated and that dropped to fifth place in the newly published WBSC… Continue reading Defectors may represent Cuba soon