Today in Baseball: A first for Nolan Ryan

Today, thirty-two years ago, Nolan Ryan signed with the Texas Rangers. This signing is making him the first MLB player to have played with the original four expansion teams. Nolan Ryan, the Ageless Wonder Ryan broke into the Majors with the New York Mets (inaugural season in 1962), with whom he would win the 1969 …

A few more moves in the Minor League affiliation “dance”

Today and yesterday, some news was published about new Minor League affiliations of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals. The news about the first one doesn't really come as a surprise. Yesterday, the (still) independent Sugarland Skeeters, the club with arguably one of the worst logos in baseball, announced that they will leave the …

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 …

Juremi Profar joins Red Sox

Infielder Juremi Profar from Curaçao has signed a one-year] minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox. After seven years with the Texas Rangers organization, the younger brother of Jurickson opted for free agency on November 4, 2019. Before last season, the Rangers clearly didn't know where to put Juremi as they let him play …

Texas Rangers go powder blue

New ballpar, new uniforms. It is something you see rather often. As the Texas Rangers will move into a new stadium next season (the current one was only twenty years old), the team will have a new look. Yesterday, six new uniforms. The most eye catching uniform is the powder blue alternate. The pants sports …

Will Didi still be a Yankee after 2019?

As you all may know, the contract of Didi Gregorius with the Yankees will expire after the 2019 season. The question remains if he will return or more important if the Yankees will make him an acceptable offer.   No doubt the Yankees will make a qualifying offer, that will pay Gregorius around $18,000,000 for …

Today in baseball: From high school to MLB in 20 days

Today, 46 years ago, David Clyde made his debut in the Majors with the Texas Rangers. Nothing special one would say. Well, the path he followed to get there was rather intriguing to put it mildly.  David Clyde had a stellar high school career with Westchester High School, located in Houston. Clyde helped them to …

2019 final season of Globe Life Park in Arlington

With a special logo, the Texas Rangers herald the final season of Globe Life Park in Arlington, the ballpark that was their home since 1994. According to, the logo show on the picture below is slightly different than the logo the Rangers wear on their uniform. The actual logo mentions the name Globe Life …

Jurickson Profar to A’s as part of a three-way deal

Curaçao native Jurickson Profar is not a Texas Ranger anymore. The 25-year old was part of a three-way deal between the Texas Rangers, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays. Profar, who has been injury prone during his career as he missed most of the 2014 and 2015 season due to a nagging injury …

More minor league name/logo changes to come

With the presentation of Amarillo's team name, the Sod Poodles, the tsunami of new team names/logos for the 2019 season is far from over yet. At least three are about to come. Two teams are about to change their name and one is about to change its logos. The two teams that will change their names …

May 1, 1991: The day two MLB records were broken

Through almost 200 years of baseball, records have been set and records have been broken. But how many times did it happen that two records were set on the same day by two different players?  It happened on May 1st, 1991. May 1st, 1991 was a day on which all eyes were focused on Rickey …

Rangers’ injury bug also hits Jurickson Profar

In a freak accident, Rangers utility player Jurickson Profar got injured yesterday. Even though Profar will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, it is believed he is suffering from a concussion. In this link, the accident can be seen. During the bottom of the second inning of the game vs the Tampa Bay Rays, Profar collided with …

Jurickson Profar makes Opening Day roster

After spending the biggest part of the 2017 season at AAA, Jurickson Profar made the Opening Day roster of the Texas Rangers. The 25-year old Curaçao native will fill the roster spot as a utility player. Before the start of Spring Training, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that he expected Profar to be on the …

The HOF voting from a different point of view: Andruw Jones stays on ballot

With Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and Chipper Jones voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the Walhalla of baseball adds four great players. But most important, from a Curaçao/ Dutch point of view is the fact that Andruw Jones stayed on the ballot. The outfielder who broke into the Majors with …

Andruw Jones on 2018 HOF ballot

Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the newbies on the 2018 ballot. Next to players like his namesake Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, first-timers Omar Vizquel and Jim Thome, Curaçao native Andruw Jones is also on the ballot. Andruw Jones broke into the majors at the age of  19. He was the youngest player to …

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