Ozhaino Albies gets invitation for Spring Training

Ozzie Albies, the talented infielder from Curacao, who just turned 20,  has received an invitation for Spring Training Camp as a non-roster invitee by the Atlanta Braves. Ozzie has to report at the Braves Spring Training complex at ESPN Wide World of Sport complex on February 18. This will be the third time that Albies will …

Nationals PDC news

Once again an MLB club extended the Player Development Contract with its minor league affiliate with two more years through 2018. The number of two years seems to be rather standard. Extensions for longer terms only seem to happen halfway the contracts. Anyhow, the Washington Nationals and their A Full Season affiliate of the Sally League (South …

Montero claimed off waivers. Heading to Toronto

Earlier today you could read here that the Mariners had placed Jesus Montero on waivers after a very disappointing Spring Training in which he only hit .237. In the previous years Montero did not only struggle at the plate at MLB level, he als struggled with his weight. But it must be said that he …

All Canadian PDC extension

The only affiliated minor league club in Canada, the Vancouver Canadians (A Short Season, Northwest League) has signed a PDC extension with the only MLB club in Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays through the 2018 season. In the past season, the Canadians set an attendance record with 215,595 fans that passed the turnstiles of Nat …

Was making the playoffs worth the dismantling of the Blue Jays’ farm system?

The Toronto Blue Jays were already considered contenders this season, but they wanted to ensure a playoff berth so bad, they willingly gave up some of the most promising players from their farm system. Perhaps the biggest acquisition of the season was the addition of David Price from the Detroit Tigers, who no doubt played …

Toronto and Boston to play exhibition in Montreal in 2016

After two previous years in which the Toronto Blue Jays played a couple of exhibition games in Montreal, it looks like it starts to become a tradition for the Blue Jays to there before the regular season starts. Next year the Blue Jays will take on the Boston Red Sox to conclude the 2016 Spring …

Here we go again: Yankees reportedly interested in Jose Reyes

Several baseball websites state that the Yankees have shown interest for shortstop Jose Reyes, who was recently acquired by the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzky trade. The other day it was announced that Reyes cleared waivers, so he can be traded to any team. And when news like that is vented, any newspaper and new …

Six game losing streak? Relax!

This moring I read an article of the New York Post about the Yankees and their new policy regarding trading for players. Now the Yankees have lost six in a row, many fans hit the panic button and shout for Cashman's release. The New York Post on the other hand has a different opinion. Of …

Yankees and Dutchies in MLB, Monday April 27

After the Yankees clinched the home series vs the Mets (not always with the best baseball), they hosted the Tampa Bay Rays for game one of a three game series. Adam Warren started the game and lasted 5.2  innings. He allowed one run on five hit and struck out six. Warren cruised through the first …

Yankees and Dutchies in MLB, Friday April 10

Once again, several Dutchies showed their defensive capabilities. It shows once more that the Dutch have a shortstop overload. The Red Sox needed two games to beat, what many call "the Nursery home. The Bosox took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and extended it with two runs in the top of the …

Baseball could return to Montreal if there is a sound stadium plan in place

With the two upcoming exhibition games between the Cincinnati Reds and the Toronto Blue Jays in Montreal's Olympic Stadium, Montreal shows that it is craving for MLB baseball. Especially with more than 80,000 ticket sold. Last year 96,350 tickets were sold for the two exhibition games between the Blue Jays and the New York Mets. …

Dutchies in Spring Training, Monday March 30

No Yankees yesterday, so only a report about the Dutchies in yesterday's ST games. The Atlanta Braves stayed at the right side of the 4-2 score vs the Detroit Tigers. Andrelton Simmons got one basehit out of three at bats. Andrelton made an inning ending 6-4 force out when Victor Martinez grounded towards him in …