Category Archives: 2017 All-Star Game

Dodgers announce Loons’ Opening Day roster

The preliminary Opening Day roster for the Great Lakes Loons includes Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Starling Heredia and last year’s Midwest League Home Run Derby champion, Carlos Rincon. Baseball America ranks the Dodgers farm system as the ninth-best in baseball, … Continue reading

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits walk-off homer in Montreal

Just when it seemed Toronto Blue Jays fans couldn’t get more excited about their top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. did something to further cement the idea he could be the second coming of his Hall-of-Fame father. Continuing a new tradition … Continue reading

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Twins trade Palacios to Rays for Odorizzi

The Twins and the Rays swapped former Midwest Leaguers in a two-player trade Saturday, as Minnesota sent shortstop Jermaine Palacios to Tampa Bay for RHP Jake Odorizzi. Palacios played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016 and the first half … Continue reading

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Duplantier earns MLB Pipeline’s Pitcher of the Year award

Former Kane County Cougars RHP Jon Duplantier is the recipient of MLB Pipeline’s Pitcher of the Year award this year, after he posted Minor League Baseball’s second-lowest earned-run average in the last 25 years. Duplantier pitched for the Cougars in the first … Continue reading

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Dow Diamond getting new video scoreboard

Dow Diamond, home of the Great Lakes Loons, will soon have a new video scoreboard. The original scoreboard, installed when Dow Diamond opened in 2007, is 17 feet tall and 36 feet wide. The new one will be 31 feet … Continue reading

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