The life of a (Dutch) MLB Scouting Bureau employee

This blog post is about Leon de Winter who is working for the MLB scouting bureau. It is quite a unique feat that a Dutch guy, a former Dutch hoofdklasse player, is working for MLB. This blog post describes the way he got into (minor league) baseball and worked his way up to what he …

Danny Rombley calls it a career

L&D Amsterdam Pirates announced today that Dutch hoofdklasse player, former minor leaguer and former Dutch national team player Danny Rombley has decided to call it a career. The 38-year old outfielder has decided to focus on his professional career. Rombley debuted in 1997 in the Dutch hoofdklasse with HCAW from Bussum. In 1998, Danny played for …

New team in Central Florida

With the move of the Brevard County Manatees to Kissimee in Central Florida a new brand was needed for the A Advanced (Florida State League) Braves affiliation.  Yesterday the club presented its new name and the new logos.  After a name the team contest the team has chosen for the name of Flordia FireFrogs.  "We're …

Milwaukee signs deal with Mudcats

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed a two year player development contract that will link both clubs to each other through the 2018 season. The Brewers were one of two MLB clubs that still had not signed a PDC with an A Advanced club. Their former A Advanced affiliate, the Brevard County Manatees moved to central …

Braves sign PDC with new organization

With the Atlanta Braves almost unwanted at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, the team was looking for an other facility and thus for a new partnership with a minor league team. They found that team in the former Brevard County Manatees, who moved to Central Florida and will play at the Osceola County …

Brevard County Manatees to move, launch name-the-team-contest

The Brevard County Manatees, Advanced A affiliate of the of the Milwaukee Brewers, will leave Space Coast Stadium which is the Spring Training home of Washington Nationals. The team will leave for Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee FL, soon to be the former home of the Houston Astros. The owners of the Manatees have struck …

Jiandido Tromp moves up one level

After spending quite some time in the New York - Penn League (A Short Season) and the Sally League (South Atlantic League, A Full Season), Jiandido Tromp finally was promoted to A Advanced two days ago. A 14- game hitting streak did not go unnoticed by the Phillies. Tromp started the season with the Lakewood BlueClaws, …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Los Angeles Dodgers

After a few short episodes, this time a rather long one. In this epidose of  "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization": Number of Dutchies: 7 Kenley Jansen: Kenley was signed by the Dodgers in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. In the first two years of his career he played for the Gulf Coast …

Dutchies in the minor leagues: Saturday, May 2

AA At AAA level two of the three Dutchies were on the DL (Roger Bernadina and Jair Jurrjens), but Roger Bernadina played his first game since his stay on the DL yesterday. Roger Bernadina went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a strikeout. So he contributed in a big …

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 …

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