Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

Two former MWL broadcasters land big-league gigs

Two broadcasters who plied their trade in the Midwest League the past few years have gotten called up to the big leagues. Wayne Randazzo, play-by-play broadcaster for the Kane County Cougars from 2012 to 2014, was hired by WOR-AM as a … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce new Loons manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luis Matos will manage the Great Lakes Loons this year. From the Loons’ press release: Matos fills the vacancy left when Bill Haselman, the Loons manager in 2014 , … Continue reading

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Eight of top 11 prospects played in Midwest League

The Midwest League continues to be a conduit through which many of baseball’s top prospects pass. The latest evidence of this comes from MLB.com’s recently-released list of top prospects; eight of the top 11 players are former Midwest Leaguers. Of … Continue reading

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Haselman promotion creates Loons managerial vacancy

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced this afternoon that 2014 Great Lakes Loons skipper Bill Haselman will manage the high-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes instead of returning to the Midwest League as previously announced. The move comes after 2014 Quakes manager P.J. Forbes announced … Continue reading

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Three former Midwest Leaguers given 50-game bans

Four minor-league players were given 50-game suspensions Thursday after testing positive for banned drugs. Three of the suspended players are former Midwest Leaguers: Cleveland Indians RHP Duke von Schamann, Minnesota Twins RHP Hudson Boyd and free-agent RHP Chris Capper. The fourth player … Continue reading

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Loons announce 2015 coaching staff

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former MLB catcher Bill Haselman will return as manager of the Great Lakes Loons this year. Haselman will be at the helm of the Loons for his second consecutive season after managing three … Continue reading

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Seager agrees to 7-year, $100M deal with Mariners

Former Clinton LumberKings infielder Kyle Seager reportedly has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Seattle Mariners. The deal, which reportedly includes a club option for an eighth season (2022), buys out the third baseman’s three arbitration … Continue reading

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