Madison developer in new BayBears owner group

The chance the BayBears will stay in Mobile has diminished as it became clear that the new ownership group of the club contains a real estate developer from Madison, the city that is in the mix to become the new home of the BayBears. The Madison real estate developer is Louis Breland, who is developing a …

Sale of BayBears approved by Minor League Baseball

The acquisition of the Mobile BayBears by an Arizona based investment group has been approved by Minor League Baseball. Next to this news comes the confirmation that the city of Madison, AL is interested in attracting an affiliated minor league team. The Arizona-based BallCorps, LLC has been working to complete a purchase of the BayBears, with the …

Hainley Statia appointed to Brew Crew minor league coaching staff

In the mean time this is old news, but nowhere in the Dutch press there was given any attention to this feat so far. Long time Brewers farmhand Hainley Statia has been added to the coaching staff of one of the Brewers' minor league teams; in this case the Arizona Brewers. Hainley will become one …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Shawn Zarraga

With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

Why are some MiLB clubs moving and others not?

Through the decades minor league clubs have been moving from one town to another. But it appears to me that teams are (still) moving rather easily when other towns try to lure them with public funded stadiums. Often other public funded stadiums are left behind and so is the community. Sometimes independent leagues jump in to fill …

Dutchie baseball news: Shawn Zarraga non roster invitee

Yesterday it was announced that Aruban Catcher, Shawn Zarraga, got an invitation for the Dodgers' Spring Training camp at the Camelback Ranch in Arizona. Zarraga split the 2015 season between AA Tulsa and AAA Oklahoma City. In the 2014-2015 off season he was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers, where he played most of the time …

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 …

Shawn Zarraga placed on temporary inactive list by OKC

Shawn Zarraga, who was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Milwaukee Brewers in an off season trade, has been placed on the temporary inactive list by the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA farm team). Despite a good Spring Training at the MLB camp, where he hit .375 in eight games, Zarraga did not make …

New brand in the Southern League

Most minor league fans knew that there will be a new team in the Southern League. Maybe new is not exactly the right word; the Huntsville Stars will move to Biloxi MS next season. The question remains if the new stadium is ready in time, so the team can start the season as the Biloxi …

Origin of Minor League team names: H

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 …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars got their revenge for the loss of the previous day. Yesterday they beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-0. Both Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia didn't play.A Full SeasonThe Hagerstown Suns beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-2 and advanced to the South Atlantic League championship series. Spencer Kieboom drove in two runs for Hagerstown, one …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AABoth Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia got a call up for the Dutch national team, but now they are still playing for the Huntsville Stars (Brewers' organization) in the Southern League playoffs. Last night they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers affiliate). Both Shawn and Hainley went 0 for 4. Shawn let a ball pass …

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