Still baseball in the High Desert this season

The High Desert Mavericks will play at Stater Bros Stadium in 2016. Early January, the city of Adelanto nullified the lease contract that both parties signed in 2012. According to the contract, the Mavs had to pay only one dollar rent per year. According to the city this was an abuse of public money, a …

Mavericks present new unis

The High Desert Mavericks, A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers in the California League, reveiled their new jerseys for the 2016 season. Even when the home field situation of the team is still unclear, the prepartions for the upcoming season are in full swing. The team will sport two home jerseys and two road …

Still nothing clear regarding 2016 season for Mavericks

Even though the High Desert Mavericks has stated in a tweet that they will play their 2016 season in Heritage Field at Stater Bros Stadium, nothing is engraved in stone yet. https://twitter.com/HDMavs/status/711699107614593024 https://twitter.com/ballparkreviews/status/711715374937542656 The lack of an answer to the tweet of Ballpark Reviews makes one think.... Especially when you read the article that appeared …

Mavericks hold yard sale (sort of)

The High Desert Mavericks, A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers in the California League, held a Stadium Bazaar day in Stater Bros Stadium yesterday. In the visitors' clubhouse, the club gave the residents of Adelanto and the surrounding cities the opportunity to add some unique memorabilia to their collections. Highlighted in the sale were autographed bats, …

Adelanto cancels stadium deal with Mavericks

Recently you could read here that there are strong rumors that the High Desert Mavericks and the Bakersfield Blaze will switch leagues in the near future. With the news that was announced Friday, that moment may come sooner than later. On Thursday the city council of Adelanto has voted unanimously to terminate the stadium deal with …

Mavericks and Blaze finally on the move?

Yesterday in the article about the history of the California League, I wrote about 2010 plans that optioned a move of the High Desert Mavericks and the Bakersfield Blaze to the Carolina League. Both teams have a difficult time to stay afloat and currently it is hard to move elsewhere as city councils are not …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

After an absence of a few days, here is a summary of what happened with the Dutchies in the various play off games of the last days. A Advanced After falling behind 2-1 vs the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the High Desert Mavericks won game four, forcing a decisive game five. In game four the Mavs …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a couple of Dutchies participated in the various minor league play offs agian. Here is an overview. AAA The Norfolk Tides tied the series at one with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. In the bottom of the third …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

The season is nearing its end. In the minors the play offs have started. In general most of the Dutchies did not fare well with their teams yesterday. AAA Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 for the Norfolk Tides in a 5-2 loss vs the Columbus Clippers. Sharlon drove the ball towards center field for a single. …

Kalian Sams named MVP of the Quebec Capitales

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams has been named the MVP of the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League. After a slow start with the team, Kalian's batting average rose to a respectable .282. By far Kalian was the best slugger of his team with 16 homeruns. Kalian was also the swiftest player with …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Texas Rangers

In today's episode of "Summing up the Dutchies" a team with a fair number of Dutchies in its organization:      Number of Dutchies: 4 Jurickson Profar: Jurickson Profar was signed by the Texas Rangers on July 2, 2009. The Curacao native made his first steps as a professional with the Spokane Indians where he played …

Old discussion about shifting teams to Carolina League flares up again

A couple of months ago, you could read an article about how the Bakersfield Blaze plan to move to Salinas balked. Eventually Salinas in the Monterey Bay Area was named as a possible location. But now that plan has been shot down, another old discussion flares up again. Around 2010 there was a serious discussion …

Lars Huijer calls it a (professional) career….

This just came in through Facebook. Lars Huijer has decided to turn his back from professional baseball. He says that he has decided to go back to school and to focus on a different career. Lars was signed by the Mariners in 2011. He debuted in the same year for the Arizona League Mariners for …

Talking about silly MiLB promotions

I have written several times that Minor League Baseball is not about winning, especially for the Minor League clubs. Main goal for the clubs is to attract as many fans as possible with between inning games, give aways and weird promotions. Well, the last couple of weeks several club have given a preview of those …

Lars Huijer mentioned in article about Cubs’ farm system

Dutch RHP Lars Huijer was mentioned in an artcle about the Cubs farm system for 2015. The 21- year old pitcher from Hoofddorp in the Netherlands is mentioned to have the best sinker in the Cubs' farm system. Huijer was acquired in the off season by the Cubs in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. …

Final Minor League affiliation news

With the Braves signing a new PDC with the Carolina Mudcats , the complete Minor League affiliation landscape is set. The only team that remains without a PDC is the High Desert Mavericks, but since the Texas Rangers haven't been able to make a deal with the Mudcats, they are expected to sign a two …

A bit more of Minor League affiliation news

Some more news about PDC extensions or about new PDC contracts. A Full Season: The Cubs Midwest League affiliate in South Bend will be called the South Bend Cubs. What a lack of inspiration here. Was it really too hard to think of a new name that is related to the area? More news from …

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