Angels Leadoff Links – December 24, 2014


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The Angels Leadoff Links are your daily source for the stories that matter most to Halo fans from around the FanSided baseball network.It is Christmas Eve, and all across North America, baseball fans will be hoping Santa leaves a few new players in their favorite team’s stocking tonight. December 24th is also the final night of Hanukkah, so Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate the holiday. Sit back, pour yourself a cup of coco, and chow down on some gingerbread while you peruse the latest edition of Halo Hangout’s Leadoff Links.

Tomahawk Take managed to secure an interview with All-Star first baseman and Orange, CA., native Freddie Freeman. Jason Schafer, co-editor at Tomahawk Take, did a great job allowing Freeman to open up and share some fascinating personal stories.

Next: Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman: 5 Things You May Not Have Known About #5

Former Halo closer Jordan Walden was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals back in November, and on Tuesday he re-upped with the Cards for two more seasons. Daniel Solzman, co-editor of Redbird Rants, gives us the skinny regarding Walden’s new contract.

Next: Jordan Walden, St. Louis Cardinals agree to new contract

Tony Frye, co-editor of Swinging’ A’s, ponders whether recently acquired third baseman Brett Lawrie is finally ready to take the next step and become an All-Star. There is no arguing that Lawrie has All-Star potential, but he frustrated fans the past few seasons in Toronto because of injuries, inconsistencies and temper tantrums.

Next: Brett Lawrie: 2015 All Star Candidate

Former Angels reliever Jason Grilli got off the rollercoaster Tuesday by signing a two-year pact with the Atlanta Braves. Alan Carpenter broke down the deal for Tomahawk Take.

Next: Braves Restocking the Bullpen: Jason Grilli is Signed

Miranda Remaklus, co-editor of Redbird Rants, gives fans an update on ex-Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos’ progress as he works his way back from hip surgery. Bourjos was well liked during his stint in Anaheim, and I think it is safe to assume that Angels fans wish Bourjos all the best in his recovery.

Next: Peter Bourjos Talks Rehab Post Hip Surgery

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Christmas is right around the corner, and amidst all the bright lights and decorations this is a time for family and friends. Hopefully you are finished shopping for Christmas, but only time will tell if general managers from a round baseball still have items to cross off their wish lists.

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