American League West – The Week That Was

By Brian Helberg

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It has been a busy week for the Los Angeles Angels, and Halo Hangout prides itself on bringing Angels fans the news that matters most. As 2014 draws to a close, it is time to start looking ahead to the 2015 baseball season. This offseason has been a busy one for all the teams in the American League West. It is time to take you around the AL West FanSided sites to discover the stories that are most pertinent to the Halos.

Seattle Mariners – SoDo MoJo

Chace Davy dissects the M’s latest addition, Justin Ruggiano, and his potential impact on the Mariners in 2015.

Next: Justin Ruggiano and the Mariners lineup

As the list of available outfielders continues to shrink, Charlie Spencer-Davis, makes the case why, Nori Aoki, would be a perfect fit in the Emerald City.

Next: Why Nori Aoki Makes Perfect Sense for the Seattle Mariners

Trading for outfielder, Carlos Quentin, is another intriguing option available to the M’s according to SoDo MoJo writer, Jon O’Connor.

Next: Are the Mariners Interested in Carlos Quentin?

Oakland Athletics – Swingin’ A’s

Swingin’s A’s editor, Jason Burke, ponders whether the Athletics need to add another backstop this winter.

Next: Could the A's Make a Play for Jason Castro--Or Are They Set at Catcher?

Matt McHugh wonders if a reunion is in the cards for, Seth Smith, and the A’s.

Next: Could Seth Smith Return to the Oakland Athletics?

Texas Rangers – Nolan Writin’

Nolan Writin’ assistant editor, Lisa Weatherall, argues why Rangers fans should be rooting for, Kyle Blanks, this coming season.

Next: Why Texas Rangers Fans Should Root For Kyle Blanks

Lee Stitzel breaks down the Rangers trade with the Washington Nationals for pitcher, Ross Detwiler.

Next: The Texas Rangers Trade for Ross Detwiler

Houston Astros – Climbing Tal’s Hill

The Houston Astros recently signed free agent middle infielder, Jed Lowrie. David Hill analyzes the move, and praises Astros management for making the deal.

Next: Jed Lowrie Was a Stroke of Genius for the Astros

Andrew Sanders wonders whether 2015 will be the year of ‘Stros number one prospect, Carlos Correa.

Next: Jed Lowrie Was a Stroke of Genius for the Astros

It is a fascinating time of year for baseball fans with so many big name players still available on the open market. However, with the holidays quickly approaching, it is fair to assume the coming week will be a quiet one around baseball. With that being said, I still hope Santa has a few more gifts to deliver to baseball fans before Christmas!

Next: All-Angels Team: Second Baseman