Meulens not hired as Mets manager

Where we wrote earlier today that Hensley Meulens was still in the running for the job of manager of the New York Mets, the announced that the NL franchise will hire Luis Rojas on a multi-year contract. According to Mets GM Brody van Wagenen, Rojas is very well qualified. "We anticipate him to be …

Meulens still in the running for becoming Mets skipper

After Carlos Beltran decided to step back as manager of the New York Mets because of the Astros' sign stealing scandal, the Mets are looking for a new skipper. According to, the National League team is narrowing its search in its own ranks with three names remaining. Next to Luis Rojas, Tony DeFrancesco and …

Meulens rumored to be the Mets new bench coach

According to a Tweet by Jennifer Mercedes, Curaçao born Hensley Meulens will be the new bench coach for the New York Mets. If this is true, Meulens will leave the Marlins, with whom he agreed on a role in the staff next to his old teammate and Marlins manager Don Mattingly. Mercedes is the …

Hensley Meulens debuted in MLB 30 years ago

Hensley Meulens, the Curaçao-born bench coach of the San Francisco Giants made his first step in Major League Baseball, today 30 years ago. With the New York Yankees, Meulens became the first player from Curaçao to make it to the bigs. Meulens was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in 1985. After …

MLB complex on Curaçao not dead yet

Some time ago you could read here that the MLB complex that was planned on the Isle of Curaçao wasn't going to be built. But now a local newspaper, het Antilliaans Dagblad, comes with a completely different story.  Back in 2015, the minister of Economic Affairs, Stanley Palm was euphoric about the project. Now, his …

Evert-Jan ‘t Hoen new manager Dutch national team

With Steve Janssen gone to the USA to try his luck in a coaching job in the Chicago Cubs organization, the Dutch national team was without a manager. Today, the KNBSB announced that the void is filled by former Curaçao Neptunus manager Evert-Jan 't Hoen. In the past weeks, a lot of rumors floated around …

Yankees opt for puppet as new manager

After weeks of interviews and speculation by the press and the fans, the New York Yankees have chosen their new manager. Instead of a manager with experience, the team opted for unexperienced Aaron Boone, the guy that helped the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS with a walk-off home run. The search …

Hensely Meulens to be interviewed for Yankees’ manager job

Several New York-based media are reporting that the former Yankee outfielder and current bench coach of the San Francisco Giants Hensley Meulens will be interviewed for the position of manager of the New York Yankees. The 50-year old Curaçao native will be one of a long list of candidates that apply to fill the void that …

WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands without Gregorius

A major blow for team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Due to an injury to his throwing arm/shoulder, Didi Gregorius will not participate in the semi-final later today.  At the request of the New York Yankees, the Curacaoan shortstop, who served as DH, has flown back to Tampa to let the meds of the Yankees take a …

WBC 2017: Van den Hurk gets nod for semi-final

According to the Dutch news website, manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hensley Meulens, will give the nod to pitcher Rick van den Hurk to start the semi-final game vs Puerto Rico . The 31-year old already had two starts in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The first start of Van den Hurk …

WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

In a must-win situation for both teams, the Dutch totally humiliated Cuba in a walk over. It was painful to see how Cuba was slaughtered by the Dutch. As a fan, you always hope for an exciting game, but this one was very lopsided as the Dutch beat Cuba 14-1 in seven innings. Diegomar Markwell …

WBC 2017: Dutch take it easy and fall to Israel

This game was about nothing as both teams had reached the second round already. And that showed as the Dutch team took the hitting a bit too lightly. Eventually, the team lost 4-2 and finishes second in group A. In what could have been advertised as the clash of the Titans of group A, the …

WBC 2017: Dutch beat Taiwan in nerve wrecking game

The Kingdom of the Netherlands "hosted" Taiwan in their second game of the tournament. In an exciting game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch came back from trailing 5-4 and eventually walked off as a winner with a 6-5 win, due to a bases loaded walk.  In a must win game …

Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC …

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

In the first practice game since the start of their training camp in preparation of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Dutch team traveled to Tucson to face the KT Wiz from the Korean Baseball Organization for a practice game. Thanks to some sloppy defense by the Dutch, the Koreans won 5-2.  The KT Wiz …

Jurrjens joins team Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) announced in a press release, that former MLB pitcher Jair Jurrjens will join team Kingdom of the Netherlands during the upcoming World Baseball Classic.  With Jurrjens, manager Hensley Meulens can add another pitcher to the rotation with MLB experience. The other one is Rick van den …

Tampa Bay Rays reportedly show interest in Profar

With a big hole at second base to fill, the Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly informed with the Texas Rangers for Jurickson Profar. Profar, who turns 24 in February, is in a utility role with the Rangers. The Rangers are not eager to trade Profar. The Rangers dealt with a lot of injuries last season, …

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 …

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