Gianfranco Wawoe added to Mariners roster

Curacao infielder Gianfranco Wawoe has been added to the spring training roster of the Seattle Mariners. But even though the M's fielded split squad teams, Gianfranco did not make his seasonal debut. Yesterday, the Seattle Mariners announced on their transaction page that Gianfranco was assigned to the team. It isn't the first time that Gianfranco …

Nationals release Randolph Oduber

In the meantime this is very old news, but I haven't read about it on other Dutch baseball websites, except an Aruban sports website where I bumped into the article. The Washington Nationals have released Randolph Oduber from Aruba, early April. The reason for his release wasn't mentioned. During this year's Spring Training, Randolph was …

Another Dutchie appointed to same club as last year

Next to Ozhaino Albies, who was assigned to the same club that he played for last season, the Reds decided to let Calten Daal start another year in the A Advanced  Florida State League with the Daytona Tortugas. After Calten received an invitation to MLB spring training as well, he had a total of twelve appearances with …

Premier 12: Awards for Carlton Daal and Randolph Oduber

After the final out of today's final of the Premier 12 tournament, the All World team was selected. Two players of the Kingdom of the Netherlands were selected. Carlton Daal, the young shortstop of the Cincinnati Reds organization, was chosen as the best shortstop of the tournament. The organisation of the tournament looked at the …

Premier 12: Korea suprises world

In the championship game Korea took on the USA. With solid pitching and defense the Korean kept the Americans in check. The Koreans took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and extended their lead with another run in the top of the third. Keun-Woo Jeong led off the first with a …

Premier 12: USA joins Korea in final

In the second semi-final, the USA took on Mexico. It was a miracle itself that Mexico got this far. The Mexican baseball federation had a feud with the several Mexican winter leagues, who did not want to lend their players. For a long time it looked like that Panama would take the place of the …

Premier 12: Major upset in 1st semi-final

In the Premier 12 first semi-final an unexpected score could be seen on the scoreboards. The huge favorite team Samurai Japan had a hard time against the final Olympic champion Korea. For three innings both teams did not score but in the fourth, Japan stepped on it and scored three times. Sho Nakata drew a …

Press conference of team Kingdom of the Netherlands regarding Premier 12

Today the board members of the KNBSB and the staff of team Kingdom of the Netherlands held a press conference about the creation of the team that will represent the Netherlands and the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustasius and St. Martin in the upcoming Premier 12 tournament. Host of the event was …

Final roster Kingdom of the Netherlands for Premier 12 announced

Today, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the final 28 players who will represent the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the Premier 12 tournament in Novermber. The big names on the roster are Andruw Jones, Wladimir Balentien and Jair Jurrjens. These three had a rather extensive career in the Majors or at …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

Tough job for European teams to qualify for 2020 Olympic baseball tournament

You may all know that baseball may be back on the Olympic agenda in 2020. Organizer of the 2020 Olympics, Japan, has announced to propose baseball as an Olympic sport for 2020. If the IOC agrees with this proposal only six teams will qualify for the Olympic baseball tournament. Why six? Only to save on …

Hensley Meulens to manage Dutch during Premier 12 tournament

The website of the KNBSB announced that Hensley Meulens will be the manager of the Dutch national team during the inaugural Premier 12 tournament. Meulens was the manager of the Dutch during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, not without succes as the Dutch reached the semi finals in which they fell to the Dominican Republic by …

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 …

WBSC announces groups for inaugural Premier 12 tournament

This morning the World Baseball and Softball Confederation has presented the pairings of the two groups for the first ever Premier 12 tournament that will be held later this year. One thing that catches my eye is that the USA has been paired to Japan and Korea. So obviously, the WBSC has struck a deal …

Logo and schedule Premier 12 presented

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) presented the logo of the new "world championship tournament" called the Premier 12. This tournament will be played in Taiwan and Japan and the best twelve baseball countries of the world will participate. The first round and the quarter-finals will be staged in Taiwan. The semi-finals and …

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