Korean manager on his guard for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Manager of the Korean national team, Kim-In Sik says that he fears team Kingdom of the Netherlands most. The team will be the toughest test for the Koreans, with its infield stacked with MLB players. Kim-In Sik claims that the primary goal for Korea is to survive round one. Kim-In Sik claims that the Dutch …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Hensley Meulens can add 2 MLB players to roster of Kingdom of the Netherlands

A few minutes ago, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) released a statement in which was announced that two more MLB players will be added to the Dutch roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Next to Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Schoop and Rick van den Hurk, Jurickson Profar and Didi Gregorius …

Kenley Jansen to skip World Baseball Classic

Many hoped that the Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen would join team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic but according to Dodger Beat writer Bill Plunkett and several sources, the pitcher from Curacao will not participate in the World Baseball Classic. After several players from Curacao and Aruba (Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts and …

2017 WBC: What are the odds for team Kingdom of the Netherlands?

With the Spring Training well on its way, the best baseball players of the world will take on each other in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Kingdom of the Netherlands will be in group A together with host Korea, Chinese Taipei and Israel. What are the odds for the Dutch to reach the next …

Rangers do not oppose Profar’s WBC participation

According to the Duch American sports magazine Sport America, the Texas Rangers are opposed to the participation in the World Baseball Classic of four of their star players. The Arlington based club will send an appeal to Major League Baseball. The Rangers had to deal with the invitation of eight of their players by their national …

WBC roster Kingdom of the Netherlands, three MLB players confirmed now

Recently the Dutch baseball federation released the names of the MLB players that were added to the preliminary roster for the upcoming 2017 World Baseball Classic. On this list, the following MLB players were mentioned: Andreltons Simmons, Jonathan Schoop, Didi Gregorius, Xander Bogaerts, Jurickson Profar and Kenley Jansen. According to Baseball America Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan …

Preliminary roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands revealed

Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) revealed the big names on the preliminary roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. As expected the big names of MLB players are on the list. The big names on this list are: Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox), Didi Gregorius (New York Yankees), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan? Reprise

In yesterday's blogpost, I wrote about several players that can be put on the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But later I realized that I forgot a few and that I may have made a mistake a couple of players. This morning I saw this possible WBC …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

KBO announces 2017 WBC schedule

The (South) Korean baseball organisation, KBO, has announced the schedule of group D of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The games of group D will be played at the Gecheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Group D contains Korea, Chinese Taipei, Israel and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the 2013 version of the WBC, the Dutch …

Dutchies in the 2016 MLB season so far

The MLB season is well underway now and there are currently five players from the Dutch Kingdom playing in the Majors. Here is an overview of how they are doing.  Xander Bogaerts is having his best season in the Bigs so far. The 23-year old shorstop from Aruba is hitting a very respectable .338, with an on …

How are the Dutchies doing at ST camp so far?

In a period in which the MLB Spring Training rosters are trimmed, several Dutchie non roster invitees are still with the big guys. Time for a second look to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands are doing. Ozhaino Albies: Where top prospects like Jorge Mateo and Aaron Judge (both of the …

How are the Dutchies doing during Spring Training?

With Sprng Training almost a week old, several players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands have played their Spring Training games. How did they do so far? In general we can say that the regular roster players aren't doing so well yet. Some have played more game than others. Andrelton Simmons appeared in just two …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Ozhaino Albies

With Spring Training at full swing now, 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 …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Jurickson Profar

With Spring Training at full swing now, 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 …

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 …

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