Tag Archives: Curaçao

U23 Euros: (Re-)Starting a Career at a European Championship

This article was originally intended to include scouting on non-professional players, but instead, a preview is available (link) as we await additional information. For many young European baseball players, continental championships are their best way of earning a professional contract … Continue reading

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Red Sox Sign Another Young Aruban Shortstop

Baseball Aruba announced today that Brandon Rincones is the latest Aruban to sign a professional contract, as the shortstop and pitcher inked a deal with the Red Sox. Rincones becomes the second Aruban shortstop in Boston’s system, joining ascendant star … Continue reading

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Andrelton Simmons on WBC: “I Felt More Responsible for Carrying the Team”

The fourth in a series of World Baseball Classic retrospectives. ANAHEIM, Calif. – Andrelton Simmons is a household name now, but in the spring of 2013, the slick-fielding shortstop had fewer than 50 major league games under his belt. Simmons … Continue reading

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Jansen on Baseball in Curaçao: “I Never Stop Helping”

          First in a series of World Baseball Classic retrospectives. LOS ANGELES – Kenley Jansen has had more signature moments on the world stage than most, getting the final out in the 2016 All-Star Game, setting … Continue reading

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“It Means a Lot”: Balentien and Profar on WBC

LOS ANGELES – Wladimir Balentien was a unanimous selection to the World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team after an outstanding performance for the Netherlands, while teammate Jurickson Profar was only a step behind. Balentien hit .615, setting WBC records with 12 … Continue reading

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Jansen on Putting the Netherlands ‘On the Map’

LOS ANGELES – Kenley Jansen joined the Netherlands for the Final Round of the World Baseball Classic, and threw a crucial ninth inning against Puerto Rico in a game the Netherlands lost, 4-3. Fresh off signing a five-year, $80 million … Continue reading

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