Kevin Moesquit to Fortitudo Bologna

Fortitudo Bologna announced the acquisition of Kevin Moesquit. The Curaçao born middle infielder will join the Italian powerhouse on May 20, in time for the European Champions Cup. Apparently, it is never enough for Italian teams. Quite often, Italian teams make moves like Bologna does now by acquiring a hired gun to reinforce themselves just in …

Two A short season teams extend PDC

It is that time of the year again. The time in which MLB clubs start looking for a PDC extension with their farm teams or even jump ships to another MiLB team. Yesterday, two MLB clubs extended the PDC with their A short season farm clubs. The Colorado Rockies extended the existing PDC with the …

Salt Lake Bees to welcome 12 millionth fan

The Salt Lake Bees, AAA affiliate of the Anaheim Angels in the Pacific Coast League, hosted 4,155 fans in last night's game (a 9-3 win over the Reno Aces). With this number of fans, the club is only 10,230 away from reaching the 12 million mark.   After the Portland Beavers, who replaced the independent …

Curaçao Neptunus adds American pitcher

Reigning Dutch champion,  Curaçao Neptunus, has added a left-handed pitcher to their roster. American Trevor Reckling will be the extra arm the club desperately needed after Loek van Mil and Orlando Yntema hit the disabled list.  With the current wave of pitchers hitting the DL, one could wait for the move by the Rotterdam based …

Hainley Statia appointed to Brew Crew minor league coaching staff

In the mean time this is old news, but nowhere in the Dutch press there was given any attention to this feat so far. Long time Brewers farmhand Hainley Statia has been added to the coaching staff of one of the Brewers' minor league teams; in this case the Arizona Brewers. Hainley will become one …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Andrelton Simmons

With Spring Training here, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of previous years. Andrelton …

Dodgers ink Kazmir

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Scott Kazmir to a 3-year deal worth $48 million. The contract also contains an opt-out clause after the first year. With signing Kazmir, the Dodgers now have a rotation of five left handers. The move comes almost a month after the Dodgers failed to resign Zack Greinke. Drafted by the …

Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons in trade from Braves

The rumors swirled around tonight on the world wide web. On twitter Jesse Sanchez tweeted the news but it wasn't confirmed then. https://twitter.com/MLB/status/664949930499309568 MLB Trade Rumors also spread the news but eventually MLB.com came with news that the Angels had traded for Andrelton Simmons. And even though MLB.com says that the deal hasn't been confirmed …

Twins get 80 game suspension in return for signing Santana

In the off season, the Minnesota Twins signed RHP Ervin Santana to a four year deal worth $55 million. What did they get in return as a reward? A pitcher that was caught using PED, Stanozolol to be exact. Stanozolol was the drug that Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson was ripped of his Olympic gold medal …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Friday April 3

C.C. Sabathia started the game vs the Nationals and six batters later he had given up three runs already. The the remaining 4.1 innings on he mound, he settled down, but once again this Spring Training he was tabbed with the loss (L 0-3). Perhaps the Yankees can trade Sabathia. I wonder if they will …

Curaçao Neptunus signs Loek van Mil

Loek van Mil will join the ranks Curaçao Neptunus from Rotterdam. The tall pitcher from Oss in the Netherlands signed a deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles last year but spent most of the season at Ni-Gun level (the Japanese Minor League). He was called up at the end of the season and pitched in …