What will the future of the Texas League look like?

With the current affiliation dance, a lot is unclear how the minor league landscape will look like. Dance is definitely the wrong word as MLB decides and minor league teams have to accept. But what will the future of the Texas League look like. This is really drawing my interest as the San Antonio Missions …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: N

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: N …

Good outing but no-decision for Sulbaran

After two mediocre outings, Juan Carlos Sulbaran pitched a stellar performance last night for the Memphis Redbirds. In the first inning he had a bit of a rigid start as he gave up a lead off single to Tyler Ladendorf of the Nashville Sounds, who advanced to second on a 5-6-3 attempt for a double …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Juan Carlos Sulbaran

With Spring Training in full swing 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 previous …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran to Cardinals

After becoming a minor league free agent after the 2015 season, Juan Carlos Sulbaran from Curacao signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, the cross state rivals of his former MLB organization, the Kansas City Royals. Last season, Sulbaran played most part for the Royals' AA farm team, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Kansas City Royals

Another short episode of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization. Not many Dutchies are playing in the following organization to put it mildly:             Number of Dutchies: 1 Juan Carlos Sulbaran: Juan Carlos recently was promoted from the AA Nortwest Arkansas Naturals to the AAA Omaha StormChasers. Against the odds …

Dutchies in Minor League Baseball, Sunday April 12

Here is another overview of Dutchies in MiLB. AAA Roger Bernadina finally got his first basehit. In the game that was won by his Isotopes with 16-10 (handball score?) he hit a double in the bottom of the second inning. He was driven in on a single by Joey Wong. Roger drew two walks and …

Schoop returns to Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Sharlon Schoop to a minor league contract. Sharlon is the older brother of Orioles' infielder Jonathan Schoop. Sharlon played for the Bowie Baysox in the Eastern League (O's AA affiliate) last season. In 77 games and 267 at bats he collected 58 (.217)hits of which thirteen doubles and three homeruns. …

Origins of Minor League team names: N

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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