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 …

Minor League Teams come up with wacky promotions due to cancellation of 2020 season

Yesterday, when the news was announced that the 2020 Minor League Season was cancelled, one minor league team reacted in a typical Minor League way. By offering some quirky t-shirt for sale. The Bowie BaySox, the AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, came up with an "undefeated" tour T-shirt. Can it be more minor league …

Origins of Minor League team names, a reprise: B

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. This time the letter B.  B: …

Minor League Affiliation News

In the last few days, there has been a lot of PDC extensions. The Baltimore Orioles extended the player development contracts with five of their affiliations and the Cincinnati Reds did the same with their Advanced Rookie team of the Pioneer League, the Billings Mustangs. The Baltimore Orioles extended the PDCs with the Norfolk Tides …

Dutchies Around the World

In this episode of Dutchies around the world we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Ademar Rifaela, Ray-Patrick Didder, Kirvin Moesquit, Wladimir Balentien and Kevin Kelly. MLB Andrelton Simmons is still one of the best shortstops in the game. He is capable of the most amazing plays. In the past few years, his fielding percentage was in …

Ademar Rifaela promoted to AA

Curaçao native Ademar Rifaela will start the season with the AA Bowie BaySox of the Eastern League. The 23-year old outfielder spent all of the 2017 season with the Frederick Keys of the A-Advanced Carolina League. Ademar had a good season with the Orioles' A-Advanced affiliate last year. He played 126 of the 140 regular …

Bowie BaySox rename themselves, Bowie BaySox (for one night)

The Bowie BaySox announced they will rename themselves the Bowie BaySox on Friday, July 28 in a game vs the Akron Aeros. This as a part of a David Bowie promotion... This promotion is held for the second year in a row. This promotion is held to honor the legendary British rock star, David Bowie. As …

Dutchies around the world, part 7

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, Sharlon Schoop, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters and Roger Bernadina.  Kenley Jansen The stud closer from Curaçao is having a helluva season. So far his ERA is the lowest of his career but one as it stands at 1.50. …

Sharlon Schoop back with the BaySox

After a long period of no news about the older brother of Jonathan Schoop, Sharlon was in the center of the attention in the past few days. First Sharlon was added to the roster of the Norfolk Tides (AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles in the International League). After one game with the Tides, on …

Sharlon Schoop extends contract with O’s

Yesterday it was announced that Sharlon Schoop, older brother of Jonathan, has extended his stay with the Baltimore Orioles by another year. The 29-year old infielder from Curacao will return on a minor league contract. 2017 will be Schoop's fourth year in the organization of the Orioles after he spent time in the farm systems of …

Sharlon Schoop remains with O’s

Sharlon Schoop, the older brother of Jonathan, signed a one year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. After the 2015 season, the 28-year old opted to become a minor league free agent, but until a few days ago, he wasn't signed by any team. Eventually Sharlon decided to rejoin the O's again so he could prepare …

Jonathan Schoop back on O’s 25-man roster

After a throrough rehab assignment that started in Frederick (A Advanced), Jonathan Schoop is back with the Baltimore Orioles. After a long knee injury, the infielder from Curacao played two games with the Frederick Keys in which he collected three hits in nine at bats before he would move up to AA Bowie. With the BaySox …

Jonathan Schoop has started his rehab games, close to return

Good news about Jonathan Schoop. The 23-year old infielder has started his rehab games. He has been appointed to the Bowie Baysox, where his older brother Sharlon played before he was promoted (again) to AAA Norfolk on June 17. Since his first rehab game at AA level, Jonathan wasn't hitting very well. In his first …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Wednesday April 15

AAA Roger Bernadina played his sixth game of the season and collected 2 basehits out of four at bats. In his first at bat of the game he hit an RBI line drive. He drove in one of the five runs that the Isotopes scored in the first inning. Eventually they beat the Tacoma Rainiers …

Schoop returns to Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Sharlon Schoop to a minor league contract. Sharlon is the older brother of Orioles' infielder Jonathan Schoop. Sharlon played for the Bowie Baysox in the Eastern League (O's AA affiliate) last season. In 77 games and 267 at bats he collected 58 (.217)hits of which thirteen doubles and three homeruns. …

Origin of Minor League team names: B

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 …