Overview of teams cut from Affiliated Ball

Recently, you could read here about the teams that were kicked out of affiliated Minor League Basebal alreadyl. After roaming the internet in the past week, checking out several major baseball websites, the Dutch Baseball Hangout came to the conclusion which other teams will not be in affiliated ball anymore. Here is a quick overview …

Overview of Teams That Have Been Kicked out of MiLB So Far

It all started with a list of 42 teams that should be kicked out of affiliated ball. Now a year later, what is the status? How many of these 42 teams have really been kicked out of Minor League Baseball? The following leagues and their teams are not affiliated anymore. They have been demoted to …

Origin of Minor League team names, a reprise: A

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. A Aberdeen IronBirds: The name “IronBirds” …

Carter Kieboom to debut with Nats

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have called up top farmhand Carter Kieboom for Friday's home game vs the San Diego Padres. So far this season, Carter spent time with the AAA Fresno Grizzlies and put up some nice numbers. Thanks to handling a good bat, Kieboom is slashing .379/.506/.636 with three homers and …

Carter Kieboom selected for the Futures Game

A son of a Dutch father has been selected to play in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 15 which is part of the All-Star Weekend. The 20-year old Carter Kieboom is having a very solid season. Carter started the 2018 season with the A-Advanced Potomac Senators. In the first weeks, he struggled …

Doubledays and Nationals extend PDC

The A Short-Season Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League) and the Washington Nationals announced the extension of their Player Development Contract with two more years. The Doubledays, named after Abner Doubleday, the alleged inventor of the game of baseball, are linked to the Nationals since 2011. Auburn Team President & City Manager Jeff Dygert along with General Manager …

Spencer Kieboom designated for assignment

The Washington Nationals signed free agent RHP Joe Blanton today. To make room for him on the roster, the team designated catcher Spencer Kieboom for assignment in a surprising move. It remains to be seen if the Dutchie can prepare himself for the upcoming season with the Nats. 2017 would be the sixth season in …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Spencer Kieboom

With Spring Training in full swing 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 …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Washington Nationals

Today in "Summing up the Dutchies " the organization that used to be known as Montreal Expos. Since 2005 they are know as:       Number of Dutchies:  3 Matt den Dekker: Matt den Dekker was born in the USA, but there are close ties with Dutch ancestors. Matt was drafted by the New York …

Son of former Yankee legend dominates in debut

After being drafted by the Yankees in the 29th round of the 2014 draft, Mariano Rivera III didn't sign with the Yankees. This year he was drafted by the Nationals in the fourth round. Tuesday he debuted with the Auburn DoubleDays, A short season farm team of the Nats in the New York-Penn League. When Rivera …

Origin of Minor League team names: A

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …