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61st Cuban National Series Final

The 61st Cuban National Series structure looked different than recent competitions. However the finals match up will look familiar. The Granma Alazanes triumphed over The Matanzas Cocodrilos in April of 2021. 14 months later the two squads will meet in… Continue Reading

Bryan Chi Through My Lens

Cuba returned from the WBSC U23 in Mexico last September with only half the players who had started the trip. Some of those names such as Loidel Chapelli have already made their way into MLB organizations. Bryan Chi (also spelled… Continue Reading

2022 Cuban Baseball Playoffs Primer

The eight team Cuban National Series playoff field is set. The 75 game regular schedule began at the end of January. This timing was actually closer to Cuban Winter Leagues of the past. The season began with as much focus… Continue Reading

FutureSox chat with CubaDugout

Phil Selig of Cubadugout chatted with Mike and James at FutureSox about the White Sox history and future surrounding Cuban Players. You can listen to our discussion about how the White Sox have built a great pipeline over the past… Continue Reading

Luis Robert is Spanish for Eric Davis

I was introduced to Major League Baseball in (Year redacted) the Mid 1980s. Those of a similar vintage came of age as fantastic athletes such as Darryl Strawberry, Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson and Ken Griffey Jr. captivated with style and… Continue Reading

Jackie Robinson in Cuba

When Jackie Robinson was named the starting first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 he became the first black player in the Major Leagues. Brooklyn executive Branch Rickey set out to circumvent the unwritten edict preventing African-American… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Cubas

A record 170 Cubans are projected to start 2022 in a Major League organization. Many of these players built their prospect status appearing for Cuba in World Baseball Classic tournaments. The Cuban Government and Baseball Federation have taken a hardline… Continue Reading

Cubans in MLB 2022 Projections

25 Cubans are projected to start the 2022 Major League season on an active roster. This is down slightly from the 27 total players that saw action in 2021, however this number is quite likely to grow as the season… Continue Reading

Cuban All Star Weekend Wrap Up

Victoria de Giron Stadium in Matanzas was host to the 61st Cuban National Series All Star weekend. The top league in Cuba does things a bit different. The venue was announced roughly a month before the competition and the participants… Continue Reading