Angels Leadoff Links – December 23, 2014


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It is time for another edition of Halo Hangout’s Leadoff Links. The Leadoff Links are your source for pertinent Angels news from around the FanSided baseball network. Christmas is right around the corner, but that does not stop general managers from making big moves. On this cold and blustery winter day, allow you mind to drift to thoughts of spring sunshine. Pull up a chair, butter up a bagel, and take a minute to catch up on the stories you might have missed.

Jeeho Yoo reported on Friday that a mystery team had won the bidding for the power hitting Korean middle infielder Jung-Ho Kang. It was revealed on Monday that the mystery team was the Pittsburgh Pirates. David Hill of Rumbunter has the lowdown on the Bucs new shortstop.

Next: Pirates Submit Winning Bid for Jung-ho Kang

The Minnesota Twins announced they have agreed to a three year contract with hurler Phil Hughes. Hughes earned the extension after impressing in his first season with the Twinkies. Matthew Krier of Puckett’s Pond has the skinny on Hughes’ new deal.

Next: Twins and Phil Hughes agree to a 3 year contract extension

Keegan Matheson of Jays Journal ponders whether former top prospect Kyle Drabek can resurrect his fledging career by shifting to the Blue Jays bullpen in 2015.

Next: Can Kyle Drabek Salvage Career in Blue Jays' Bullpen?

The Atlanta Braves have made waves this offseason by trading away star outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. Alan Carpenter of Tomahawk Take suggests trading Evan Gattis may be the next logical step for the franchise.

Next: The Case for Trading Evan Gattis - Revisited

Kristian Cartelle of Marlin Maniac boldly states that the Miami Marlins will field the one of the best outfield’s in all of baseball this upcoming season. (Angels fans may have something to say in this debate!)

Next: Why Marlins Outfield Will Be One of the Best in 2015

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General managers from around the league will likely spend much of Tuesday buying last minute presents for their families. Thankfully, some GM’s will put their families wants and needs on the back burner and just focus on improving their squads.

Next: Report: Dan Haren Pushing for Reunion with Angels

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