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

Aruban Baseball · Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · International Baseball · Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball

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… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 3

Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball

Las Vegas future MLB city?

According to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Las Vegas may be a potential market when MLB will expand. But before this will be the case, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays must settle their stadium issues. For a long time, Sin City was a no go for MLB due to the gambling industry. Gambling… Continue reading Las Vegas future MLB city?

Major League Baseball

MLB in Montréal a huge step closer

After MLB sold the Montréal Expos to a group of owners that moved the team to Washington, the city of Montréal has been out of Major League Baseball. But all signs point into the direction that an MLB team could return to the French-Canadian city. In the past years, baseball lovers have investigated how to… Continue reading MLB in Montréal a huge step closer

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