Angels Leadoff Links – December 22, 2014

By Brian Helberg

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After a two-week sabbatical, the Angels Leadoff Links are back with a vengeance. It is Monday morning, and the only way to start your week on the right foot is by catching up on all the stories around the FanSided baseball network. The Leadoff Links, compiled by Halo Hangout, are the perfect compliment to your favourite breakfast pastry and a glass of OJ. Sit back and enjoy the morning lineup.

It seems that most general managers spent this past weekend at shopping malls finishing up their last minute Christmas shopping for their families, but some used the weekend to upgrade their teams.

Korean middle infielder, Jung-Ho Kang, can only be described as “a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma.” Call to the Pen’s, Ryan Kazeroid, courageously took a stab at demystifying Kang for readers.

Next: Jung-Ho Kang remains a mystery

Christmas is charitable time, and no story exemplifies this better than the tale of, Vin Scully’s, missing World Series ring. Stacie Wheeler, co-editor of Lasorda’s Lair, explains why the legendary broadcaster has a burning love for Costco, and it has less to do with the great deals on toilet paper than one might think.

Next: Vin Scully Loves Costco and We Love Him

The Cleveland Indians have added to their bullpen by signing veteran left-hander and former Angel, Scott Downs, to a minor league deal. Steve Kinsella of Wahoo’s on First dissects the signing.

Next: Cleveland Indians Add Scott Downs On Minor League Deal

Chris Jackson, a staff writer at Venom Strikes, revisits the trade that saw the Angels send the powerful, Mark Trumbo, to the D-Backs in exchange for southpaws, Hector Santiago, and, Tyler Skaggs.

Next: To Protect Paul Goldschmidt - What Mark Trumbo Does for AZ

The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in signing veteran right-hander, James Shields. Jason Evans of Yanks Go Yard makes his case why Brian Cashman should pass on the 33-year-old.

Next: Yankees Rumors: Yankees Interested In James Shields?

There is no telling what today has in store for us, but you can bet we will bring you the biggest storylines from around baseball here at Halo Hangout in tomorrow’s addition of the Angels Leadoff Links.

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