Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

MWL alumni Almora, Gordon have 5-for-5 days

Midwest League alumni Albert Almora and Dee Gordon each turned in a 5-for-5 performance Saturday. Almora’s five hits and an RBI led the Tennessee Smokies to a 7-1 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Chicago Cubs prospect batted .329 … Continue reading

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Guide to 2015 Midwest League coaches and prospects

Need help finding my posts about each Midwest League team’s prospects and coaching staff? The links below will take you right to them! Beloit Snappers Coaches Prospects Bowling Green Hot Rods Coaches Prospects Burlington Bees Coaches Prospects Cedar Rapids Kernels … Continue reading

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VanMeter undergoes leg surgery; 4-month rehab expected

The Fort Wayne TinCaps issued a press release this afternoon updating the status of infielder Josh VanMeter, who was injured during Monday’s game at Parkview Field. TinCaps second baseman Josh VanMeter underwent a successful surgery on Tuesday morning after fracturing … Continue reading

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Ex-Silver Hawk Bradley Ks 6, earns win in MLB debut

Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Archie Bradley lived up to his billing as one of baseball’s top pitching prospects when he turned in a memorable performance for his major-league debut Saturday. The former South Bend Silver Hawks hurler allowed only one hit, struck out … Continue reading

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Loons roster boasts five notable Dodgers prospects

Five players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Los Angeles Dodgers prospects have been assigned to the Great Lakes Loons for the start of the 2015 season: RHP Grant Holmes (No. 5), outfielder Alex Verdugo (No. 6), catcher … Continue reading

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White Sox sign Baldwin; Gordon slated for Cedar Rapids?

In 2001, the Chicago White Sox traded RHP James Baldwin to the Los Angeles Dodgers. This week, the White Sox signed his son, OF James Baldwin III, who recently was released by the Dodgers. I like the reverse symmetry of those … Continue reading

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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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