Current developments in Minors likely will be the end for Project 421 on Curaçao

We all know by now what MLB is planning for Minor League Baseball. 42 clubs will disappear. Most of them at rookie-level and A-Short Season level. This will also have its impact on the projected baseball complex on Curaçao. In 2015, there were plans by International Baseball Partners (IBP), MLB and the Curaçao government to …

Curaçao baseball complex seems to be at a dead end

In 2015 you could read here about the plans of International Baseball Partners to build a baseball complex on the island of Curaçao that would be home to a new summer league that would replace the Venezuelan Summer League. According to a reliable source, the plans will not be carried out because of the lack …

No more Venezuelan Summer League

Yesterday, it was announced in the podcast "The Show before the Show", that the Venezuelan Summer League is no more. After 19 years the league shuts down due to several reasons.  The league has been plagued by many teams pulling back due to the turmoil that the country faces. Many teams feared for the safety …

Venezuelan Summer League close to folding, but still not a word about Curacao Summer League

In the Wall Street Journal there is an interesting article about the deteriorating Venezuelan Summer League. Where the Houston Astros made the first step of what would become the Venezuelan Summer League, the league had more than twenty MLB clubs with an affiliation in the late 1990s. After the Seattle Mariners left their facility near …

Baseball complex on Curacao a step closer

The local government of Curacao has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) together with International Baseball Partners LLC. This MoU is nothing more than a document in which both parties delcare their intent of building a baseball facility at the island of Curacao. Due to this MoU, both parties have put together an official business …

The new baseball complex on Curacao seems to be a big thing

My blog post about the new baseball complex on Curacao has gotten many hits the last couple of days. It has been shared on Facebook over a thousand times. Even the Prime Minister of the island, Ivar Asjes, shared it. Now even the local newspaper Antilliaans dagblad is mentioning the new project, referring to this …

New baseball complex to be build on Curaçao

The American corporation IBP LLC (which stands for International Baseball Partners) has announced a plan to build a brand new baseball complex on the island of Curaçao. IBP is chartered in the United States with designs to build, own, lease and manage multiple professional baseball complexes around the world. The website of the Limited Liability …