David Dahl makes his presence felt

Not so long ago, David Dahl was still playing with the Albuquerque Isotopes before he was called up to Denver to join the Colorado Rockies. But after his call up, Dahl hit safely in sixteen games. With those sixteen consecutive games with at least one basehit, he tied the Rockies club record of Juan Pierre. Today …

Montreal has potential site for MLB ballpark

The first thing needed for a return of MLB to Montreal is there: ground. According to Canadian Broadcast Corporation, the ground of former Montreal children's hospital has been acquired by a high profile real estate investor in Montreal, Luc Poirier. In a statement he announced that he acquired the 1.4 million square feet  (about 130000 …

$110MM and five years for Zimmermann

Wisconsin native Jordan Zimmermann and the Detroit Tigers agreed on a five year deal worth $110 million. With this deal the Tigers fill the void that was left when David Price was traded to Toronto. The 29 year old spent his entire MLB career with the Washington Nationals. In seven years he posted a career …

Biloxi Shuckers will host parent club in exhibition

The Milwaukee Brewers' AA farm team, the Biloxi Shuckers will host the parent club in an exhibtion game on April 2nd 2016. The Brewers will make a detour to the Gulf Coast town on their way home from their Cactus League Spring Training facility in Maryvale AZ. The brand new affiliate of the Brewers, previously …

Rays claim Whitley on waivers

The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed relief pitcher Chase Whitley on waivers from the New York Yankees., at least according to the following tweet: https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/status/667827103451099136 https://twitter.com/Yankees/status/667826436208594944 Whitley was called up from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 27 and made his first start of the season on the next day. Elbow pain shortened his season as he underwent …

Yankees likely to continue rejuvenation

Yesterday MLB.com published an article written by Richard Justice, about the New York Yankees and their willingness to go on with developing farmhands rather than to spend on big name and big money free agents. I realize that this is news that many Yankee fans do not like. But to me it is the best …

Premier 12 without MLB players

As we could expect, Major League Baseball has disapproved the participation of Major League Players during the upcoming Premier 12 Tournament. The Premier 12 Tournament, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is meant to replace the former World Cup Tournament, of which the last one was won by the Netherlands in 2011. That tournament …

How will the renewed relationship with the US affect Cuban baseball?

Now president Obama has re-established the diplomatic ties with Cuba, you can wonder what the effect on Cuban baseball will be. For decades, Cuban players were not allowed to play in the US, resulting in many players fleeing the country directly or during internationals tournaments abroad (like Aroldis Chapman did in 2009, when a Cuban …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues: Saturday September 13, 2014

Now the season of the Minor Leagues is over, except for the Pacific Coast League, I'll switch to players from the Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles in the Major Leagues. Never were there so many players from my home country/Netherlands Antilles playing in the Bigs: Xander Bogaerts, Andrelton Simmons, Didi Gregorius, Roger Bernadina, Kenley Jansen, Jonathan …

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