WBC 2023: Kingdom of The Netherlands Stays at Right Side of The Score

With some internationally (23 years and older) rather inexperienced pitchers, the Kingdom of the Netherlands managed to keep Cuba at bay in the tournament opener in Taiwan as they beat the Caribbeans 4-2. In the first inning, Tom de Blok, who hadn't pitched a game for a year due to an injury-riddled 2022 season, struggled …

Dutchies on 60-man rosters

Most MLB clubs have announced their 60-man rosters. A change compared to last year as the clubs had 40-man rosters. But due to the coronavirus, everything is different. Besides the known names, several Dutchies have made the 60-man rosters. Here is an overview of the rosters that are known now. The 60-man player pool will …

Ballparks around the World: Loek Loevendie Ballpark

In this episode of Ballparks around the World, we pay attention to the home field of L&D Amsterdam Pirates: Loek Loevendie Ballpark. The facility opened in the year 2000 and was renamed after the founder of Pirates, Loek Loevendie in 2019. Of course, Pirates started as a baseball branch of the Amsterdam based soccer club …

Didi leaves Yankees, Cole joins them

A hectic day at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. It became clear the Yankees lost their shortstop for good and added one of the most wanted pitchers on a record-breaking deal. After the Yankees did not even make him a qualifying offer, Didi Gregorius signed a one-year $14 million contract with the Philadelphia …

No qualifying offer for Gregorius

According to MLB.com, the New York Yankees did not make a qualifying offer to shortstop Didi Gregorius. As a result, Gregorious will not be bound to a  draft pick compensation when he will be signed by another club. Didi came back after Tommy John surgery and still played 82 games for the Yankees. Unfortunately, his …

Will Didi still be a Yankee after 2019?

As you all may know, the contract of Didi Gregorius with the Yankees will expire after the 2019 season. The question remains if he will return or more important if the Yankees will make him an acceptable offer.   No doubt the Yankees will make a qualifying offer, that will pay Gregorius around $18,000,000 for …

Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Franklin van Gurp, Mike Kelkboom, Jonathan Willems en Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius After a long stay on the Injured/Disabled List, Didi Gregorius made his return with the Yankees on June 7. Normally a slow starter, Didi went …

London Series: Yankees win ridiculous game

In a soccer stadium that was transferred into a baseball stadium, the Boston Red Sox "hosted" the New York Yankees. For the first time in the history of MLB, the fiercest rivalry in baseball set foot in Europe. It turned out to be a slugfest with a ridiculous final score of 17-13 in the favor …

Didi on his way back

After spending a long time on the Disabled List, or Injured List as it is called nowadays, due to Tommy John surgery, Didi Gregorius played his first game yesterday. Gregorius, who throws right handed, is coming back from surgery to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. At the Spring Training complex at …

Yanks want to extend Didi’s contract

After extending Aaron Hicks' contract for seven years, the Yankees are reportedly looking to keep Didi Gregorius in their ranks. The only right decision of course. Didi Gregorius joined the Yankees after a trade on December 5, 2014. He had the ungrateful task to replace Derek Jeter, a big fan favorite. The comments about the …

Didi wins Thurman Munson Award

Together with Yankees' manager Aaron Boone and third baseman Miguel Andujar, Amsterdam born Didi Gregorius was honored with the Thurman Munson Award. This award is given to professional and Olympic athletes in recognition of their athletic achievements and their contributions to the community. The Thurman Munson Award event raised money to benefit the AHRC New …

Gregorius will start 2019 on DL

Dutch-born Didi Gregorius will be out until next summer due to an elbow injury. The elbow injury is this serious, Didi will need Tommy John surgery. According to Yankees' manager Aaron Boone, Gregorius injured his elbow in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox. Didi is coming off a season that …

Shogo Nakashima to play for Sydney BlueSox

Japanese pitcher Shogo Nakashima, who is currently playing in the Dutch hoofdklasse for De Glaskoning Twins has signed a contract with the Sydney BlueSox of the Australian Baseball League for the upcoming Season. Nakashima, who pitched for the Yakult Swallows of the NPB joined De Glaskoning Twins shortly before the Dutch hoofdklasse season started. He …

Didi Gregorius reaches 700 game mile stone

Last night, Didi Gregorius played his 700th MLB game. In the 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners, Didi went 1 for 4.  With that 700th game, Didi set a record of most MLB games played by a Dutch-born player, overtaking Bert Blyleven, who participated in 699 games in his extensive career. Next, to the 692 …

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