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 …

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 …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Saturday March 14

In a 4-1 victory over the TIgers, Didi Gregorius batted in the lead off position once again. He went 1 for 2 and his batting average jumped from a .100-ish to .200. In the third inning after Mason Williams hit a triple, Didi hit a sac fly to right field and recorded an RBI. In …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Friday March 13

The Yankees left almost all big leaguers in Tampa when they headed to JetBlue Park to take on the Red Sox. The Sox on their turn started most of the Major Leaguers. Xander Bogaerts went 0 for 1, left a runner on base but drew a walk for the Sox. He grounded into an innning …

Teams are standing in line for Johan Santana

Johan Santana (36), who tried to make a combeack with the Orioles last year but faltered thanks to a torn left Achilles tendon, is followed by at least six teams. Santana pitched two perfect innings last Tuesday in a Venezuelan Winter League game in which he only needed 17 pitches. The last four seasons Santana …

Giancarlo Stanton signs extension with Marlins for a sloppy $325 MM

According to John Heyman of CBS, Giancarlo and the Miami Marlins have agreed on a 13 year contract worth $325 million. Besides the fact that I think this is another ridiculous contract, I'd like to refer to a previous post about Jeffrey Loria, owner of the Marlins. Loria always claimed that he never had the …

Minor League affiliation news (it just never stops)

More news about Minor League affiliations. This time not a change but an extension of a Player Development Contract. The Toronto Blue Jays have extended their PDC with the New Hampshire FisherCats through the 2018 season. Both teams are linked to each other for 15 straight years now. The relationship between the two started in …