Canadian Frontier League Teams Facing Tough Choices

The three Canadian teams in the Frontier League are facing some choices before the start of the upcoming season. During the owner meeting in Orlando, they got two options and they have a week to decide. Just like last year, baseball is still bothered by COVID19. As a result, the three Canadian teams in the …

Dutch Baseball Hangout interviews Phildrick Llewellyn

What started as a single interview with Rick van Dijck, turns out to be a series of interviews with lesser known players from the Netherlands and the Dutch kingdom, who play abroad. This time we pay attention to Phildrick Llewellyn. For the diehard Dutch baseball fan, the name Phildrick Llewellyn may ring a bell. But …

Rockers trade Kalian Sams to Miners

The High Point Rockers of the independent Atlantic League have traded Dutch outfielder/slugger Kalian Sams to the Sussex County Miners of the CanAm League. The trade completed a trade made on January twelve. Back then, the Rockers took over Breeland Almadova for a player to be named later, which appeared to be Sams. Sams' numbers …

CanAm League looking to expand

The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (CanAm League for short) is looking for ways to expand its territory. Currently, the league is fielding six teams. Executive Director Kevin Winn is looking for ways to grow the CanAm League. This should be done by raising the league's salary cap and to expand the rosters from …

High Point Rockers sign Kalian Sams

After the website of L&D Amsterdam Pirates stated that Kalian Sams would play for an independent team in North Carolina, it only needed a little bit of research to find out that would be the Atlantic League team the Highland Rockers. It still took until today until the official confirmation came out. The High Point …

Ballparks around the World: Stade Canac, Québec

It has been a while but in this episode of Ballparks around the World we pay attention to the home of the Québec Capitales (independent CanAm League), Stade Municipal in Québec, North America's only walled city. In 1937, Canada suffered from the great depression, just as most other countries of the world. Prime Minister of …

Third Dutchie added to the Québec Capitales’ roster

After Kalian Sams and Phildrick Llewellyn, the Québec Capitales of the CanAm League has added another player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Right-handed pitcher Wendell Floranus is the third Dutchie on the roster of the Canadian club. The 23-year old Curaçao born player played in the Empire Professional Baseball League for the Puerto Rico Islanders. …

Phildrick Llewellyn on roster of the Quebec Capitales

The Québec Capitales have placed a second player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands on their roster. Next to Kalian Sams, Phildrick Llewellyn now has joined the club from the capital of the Canadian province with the same name.   The 25-year old catcher from Curaçao joined A.S.D. Rimini from Italy at the start of …

Kalian Sams wins CanAm League title with Quebec

In a vastly superior way, the Quebec Capitales have won the 2017 CanAm League championship. The Capitales swept the Rockland Borders in three games (7-5, 7-2 and 9-3). Even though Kalian Sams went 0 for 1 last night with two walks and a sac fly, he was a big contributor in this series. In three games …

Dutchies in independent league playoffs

Last night several Dutchies made an appearance in playoff games of several independent minor leagues. Curt Smit, Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo played with the Lincoln SaltDogs in the American Association's semi final and Kalian Sams had a good appearance with the Quebec Capitales in the CanAm League's semi final. After a clear victory over …

Another Dutchie in the CanAm League

Until today, Kalian Sams was the sole player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands playing in the CanAm League. Until today... Today Danny Arribas signed a deal with the Rockland Boulders, the current leader in the standings of the CanAm League. Arribas got available for the Boulders after he was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates …

Sams and Ricardo will face each other in Indy All-Star Game

Two players of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kalian Sams and Dashenko Ricardo, will face each other in an independent league All-Star Game despite playing in different leagues. The American Association and the CanAm League will take on each other in the ASG that will be played at the ballpark of the CanAm League's Ottawa …

Kalian Sams named CanAm League player of the month

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands player Kalian Sams was named player of the month of June by the CanAm League. The player from The Hague in the Netherlands had a terrific month in which he excelled at the plate which earned him the title. Sams hit .342 (40 for 117) for the month of June …

Kalian Sams to Quebec for another year

Dutch outfielder Kalian Sams has signed another deal with les Capitales de Quebec. The French-Canadian team of the CanAm League has signed the outfielder for a year. Today the Quebec Capitales announced on their website that they have completed their outfield with the signing of Kalian Sams. The Dutch outfielder will don the uniform of the …

Kalian Sams back in Quebec

Kalian Sams, who was released by his Mexican club earlier this month, will return to the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League. The multiple champion of the CanAm League kept the door open as Sams signed with the Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen. Last season Sams was named most valuable player of the club …

Kalian Sams released by Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen

Within a month after the start of the Mexican Baseball League season, Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen released Kalian Sams. Despite getting seven hits in as many games, the Mexican League club thought it was time for him to go.  The outfielder from The Hague actually did not do this bad but he has been victimized …

Gurriel brothers defected

Two of Cuba's top talents fled the Ciego de Avila team that played in the Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic. The two have stated several times before that they wanted to leave the country in a legal way and with the permission of the Cuban government. Yulieski (31 years old) is considered the best player …

Kalian Sams finds new club in Mexico

Kalian Sams, outfielder of team Kingdom of the Netherlands will not return to the Quebec Capitales in the upcoming season. On the day of the press conference of team Netherlands in preparation on the Premier 12 tournament, he told me that he liked it in Quebec but that he was looking for something different. This …

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