Pedro Strop to Cincinnati

After seven years with the Chicago Cubs, Dominican-born Pedro Strop has signed a one-year contract with division rival Cincinnati. The deal is worth $1.825 million and Strop can earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives. The reliever with a father from Curaçao and a mother from the Dominican Republic will earn $1,825,000 and an additional …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Chicago Cubs

In the series "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization" it is time to place the following club in the lime light:   Number of Dutchies: 2 An even shorter one than the previous edition. Pedro Strop: I have some mixed feelings about Pedro Strop. Sure he has a father from Curacao, which gives him a …

Dutchies in Major League Baseball, Friday May 29

They have been away for a while, but they are back. The players from the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba and other Caribbean islands. Didi Gregorius is having his ups and downs. He plays games in which he gets his basehits, but there are also games in which he goes 0 for 3 or 0 for 4. Last night …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues, May 15

In a crazy game, the Cubs beat the Pirates in twelve innings. After leading the Bucs 7-1 in fifth, the Cubs blew it and allowed the Pirates to come back and tie it at ten. Eventually the Cubbies scored the much needed eleventh run in the twelfth inning. Pedro Strop entered in the top of …

Yankees and Dutchies in MLB, Monday April 27

After the Yankees clinched the home series vs the Mets (not always with the best baseball), they hosted the Tampa Bay Rays for game one of a three game series. Adam Warren started the game and lasted 5.2  innings. He allowed one run on five hit and struck out six. Warren cruised through the first …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues, Saturday April 18

Just as Jonathan Schoop started to find his groove an injury ruined his party. An MRI scan revealed that he has a partially torn PCL and sprained MCL in his right knee. The Orioles have placed him on the 15-day DL. Schoop suffered the injury Friday night when he tripped over first base in a …

Yankees and Dutchies in the Majors, Tuesday April 14

The Yankees lost to the Orioles 4-3 and C.C. Sabathia gave up all the runs that the O's scored. To me the most important thing was that Didi Gregorius got a basehit out of three at bats and that he scored a run. Unfortunately he committed one fielding error (his first of the season) but …

Yankees and Dutchies in the Major League, Monday April 13

Once again the Yankees trailed most of the game but a four run seventh inning (thanks to a grand slam homerun hit by Stephen Drew), saved the game for them as they beat the Orioles 6-5. Didi Gregorius left three runners on base as he went 0 for 4 with a strikeout. Despite striking out …

Yankees and Dutchies in MLB, Wednesday April 8

The Yankees won their first game of the season by beating the Blue Jays 4-3 and are still on track for a 161-1 record. 😉 Michael Pineda pitched six strong innings in which he allowed two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out six. Nevertheless he got a no-decision as the Yankees …