Angels Leadoff Links – December 27, 2014


Christmas is in the rear view mirror and we have now entered the war zone referred to as boxing week. Make some memories kids, but remember to always wear a helmet to boxing day sales. You may get a few concerned looks, but you have to be willing to sacrifice your body to get the best deals.Do not be afraid to use force to best position yourself to scoop up the last 75% off toaster oven at Walmart.

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Lucky for you, the Angels Leadoff Links are a bargain everyday! We are your source for all the best baseball stories from around the FanSided network. So grab your new laptop you bought for 98% off yesterday, and check out everything baseball related you missed whilst shoving the greedy youngsters to the floor as you sprinted through Best Buy on boxing day.

Billy Brost, co-editor of Yanks Go Yard, reminisces about the day that dramatically changed two of the games most historic franchises; the day the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.

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The Seattle Mariners have been linked to nearly every available hitter this offseason, but they still have a glaring vacancy out in right field. Dan Hughes, co-editor of SoDo Mojo, wonders if a reunion with Ichiro is the right course of action for the M’s.

Next: Could Ichiro Be The Platoon Answer For Seattle?

Emily Shoffit of Call to the Pen outlines Hiroki Kuroda’s decision to return to Japan and what it will mean for the Yankees moving forward.

Next: Hiroki Kuroda parts with New York Yankees to pitch in Japan

It is no secret that the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to move veteran backstop Dioner Navarro. Kyle Franzoni, co-editor of Jays Journal, questions why nothing has happened yet. With the Angels lack experienced depth at catcher, one has to wonder if the Angels would have any interest in Navarro.

Next: Do the Blue Jays still intend to trade Dioner Navarro?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not been shy about making big moves this offseason. Adrian Garcia, senior staff writer at Lasorda’s Lair, wonders if the Dodgers will be in the running to land Cuban middle infielder Yoan Moncada. The Angels have previously been linked to Moncada, but at this juncture, the Halos appear to have moved on.

Next: Dodgers Infield Setting Up For Yoan Moncada?

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Now that the holiday grace period has ended, you can expect general managers to start wheeling and dealing again. Halo Hangout will bring you all the deals of the day tomorrow morning in another edition of the Leadoff Links.

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