Category Archives: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League, Feb. 2015 edition

For baseball fans, there’s a warm feeling associated with the start of spring training. But for those of us in the Midwest, single-digit temperatures and wind chills in the negative teens serve as a not-so-subtle reminder that it is still … 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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Former Foxes first baseman rejoins Braves

The Atlanta Braves announced Monday that they added a pair of former big-league first basemen as special assistants, including one who played in the Midwest League. Both have previous connections to the Braves. Fred McGriff was the team’s first baseman … 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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Astros trade Fowler to Cubs for Valbuena, Straily

The Houston Astros traded CF Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs today for a pair of former Midwest League players, INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. Fowler played six seasons with the Colorado Rockies before spending 2014 with the … Continue reading

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Brewers announce Timber Rattlers coaching staff

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Matt Erickson will return for a fifth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year. The Appleton native has been with the team since serving as its hitting coach in 2009. Since … Continue reading

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Steinmann to manage LumberKings again this year

The Seattle Mariners announced today that Scott Steinmann will manage the Clinton LumberKings again this year. It will be Steinmann’s third season at the helm of the LumberKings. He led them to a 61-77 record in 2014 and a 69-68 … Continue reading

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