Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: L

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. We continue with the letter L: …

Chadwick Tromp promoted to AAA

In a move to fill a void on the Louisville Bats' roster, the Cincinnati Reds have promoted Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp to their International League affiliate. The Reds made plenty of roster moves the other day, a string of catcher promotions as a part of it. Cassidy Brown was promoted from the Daytona Tortugas (A …

Chadwick Tromp gets invitation for MLB Spring Training camp

Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp has received an invitation to the MLB Spring Training camp of the Cincinnati Reds in 2018. In his fifth year with the Reds organization, Chadwick has worked his way up to AA (Southern League) Pensacola Blue Wahoos. This invitation is a reward for his hard work both at bat and behind …

International League PDC extensions

Yesterday, two AAA farm teams announced the extension of their PDC with the parent clubs. Both PDC were extended with two years through the 2020 season. The Louisville Bats and their parent club the Cincinnati Reds announced the extension of their PDC. The contract was set to expire after the 2018 season. “The Reds are …

Good performance in WBC brings Jurrjens new contract

As one of the few Dutchie free agents, Jair Jurrjens has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Only four days after the World Baseball Classic, the pitcher from Curacao signed a deal with an MLB organization. Jair Jurrjens was still without a club after he was released by the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions …

Louisville Bats unveil new logo and unis

Today, the Louisville Bats, International League (AAA) affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, has presented their new look.  The club unveiled new logos, new caps and new uniforms. For years the club had one of the dullest logos and arguably the ugliest cap in the minors. The new logos and unis are still not something to …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: New York Yankees

I have been looking forward to do this one. Not only because it is about my favorite team but most of all because it is about my favorite  player on that team by far. Today in "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization":       Number of Dutchies: 1 Didi Gregorius: Didi Gregorius has the very same …

Debut of Chadwick Tromp at AAA very satisfactory

Chadwick Tromp had a tremendous debut at AAA level last night. WIth the Louisville Bats, the 20-year old catcher batted last in the lineup and went 2 for 4 with a double and a two out RBI. His good performance at bat wasn't of much help for the Bats as they lost 4-3 vs the …

Chadwick Tromp promoted to AAA

Chadwick Tromp from Aruba has been promoted by the Cincinnati Reds to their AAA farm team in Louisville KY. The 20-year old catcher played for the Dayton Dragons so far this season where he posted some pretty good numbers. In 24 games he collected 24 hits in 82 at bats (.293) with eight doubles and six …

Dutchies in the US, part 6

The season is really nearing its end. Only two Dutchies are active in the Arizona Fall League. And there is some news about a former pitcher of the Atlanta Braves. Jair Jurrjens It has been a while since we heard something about Jair. But the other day, the Rockies announced that they have signed Jair …

Origin of Minor League team names: L

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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