Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

Guide to the 2018 Midwest League coaching staffs

As spring training gets underway this week, you may be thinking ahead to the Midwest League season and wondering who the coaches for each team will be. Here are links to my posts about all of them: Beloit Snappers Bowling … Continue reading

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Former Loons skipper returns to manage team in 2018

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league coach John Shoemaker will manage the Great Lakes Loons in 2018, after previously serving as the team’s skipper in 2011 and 2012. Shoemaker has been with the Dodgers organization for over 40 years, starting when … Continue reading

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Wade Davis signs 3-year contract with Rockies

Former Midwest League pitcher Wade Davis signed a three-year, $52 million contract with the Colorado Rockies on Friday, making the All-Star closer the highest-paid (per year) reliever in MLB history. The deal reportedly includes a $15 million vesting player option … Continue reading

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Three for Dee: Marlins trade ex-MWL star Gordon to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners acquired middle infielder Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins on Thursday for a trio of prospects, two of whom played in the Midwest League during the past two seasons. Gordon also is a former Midwest Leaguer. He … Continue reading

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New video scoreboard installed at Dow Diamond

Installation of a new video scoreboard in the Dow Diamond outfield area has been completed by the Thanksgiving deadline set by the Great Lakes Loons. The next phase of the project is completing the team’s new production studio on the … Continue reading

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