Angels Leadoff Links – January 8, 2015


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It is time for another edition of the Halo Hangout Angels Leadoff Links — please try to contain your excitement. As the chilly weather of January infiltrates your state of mind, the talented writers here at FanSided try to fight off wintery thoughts with articles about spring time and ballparks. Plop yourself down in your favorite comfy chair, pour a cup of coffee and catch up on everything Angels related from the past 24 hours.

Time to cross another viable second base option off the Halos’ list. Stephen Drew re-upped with the New York Yankees on Monday. Billy Brost, co-editor of Yanks Go Yard, ponders whether re-signing Drew was the best course of action for the Bronx Bombers.

Next: Was Re-Signing Stephen Drew The Right Move?

Ben Zobrist’s name seems to be on the tip of every sportswriters tongue these days after the Rays put him on the trade block. Robbie Knopf, editor of Rays Colored Glasses, discusses the Zobrist conundrum, and gives his opinion of how the situation should be resolved.

Next: The Qualifying Offer and the Case To Trade Ben Zobrist

40-year-old infielder John McDonald announced his retirement on Tuesday. McDonald spent 16 seasons in the big leagues, with the bulk of those years coming as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. Kyle Franzoni, co-editor of Jays Journal, reminisces about the career of one the most popular Blue Jays from the past 20 years.

Next: Blue Jays fan favorite John McDonald retires from baseball

Dan Haren has been in the news lately for his refusal to play for the Miami Marlins in 2015. Haren has requested a trade back to his native Southern California. Travis Honeycutt of Marlin Maniac wonders if Seattle would be considered close enough for the demanding Haren.

Next: Would Dan Haren accept a trade to the Mariners?

The Hall of Fame class of 2015 was announced on Monday, and it was met with mostly positive reviews. However, the voting system is being heavily criticized for being outdated and flawed. David Hill, co-editor of Kings of Kauffman, writes that Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has proposed some interesting reforms to the current election structure.

Next: Jeremy Guthrie Has a Plan to Fix the Hall of Fame

More from LA Angels News

We are now a full week into the New Year, and yet a few big name free agents remain unsigned. Will today be the day one of these players finally lands with a new club? I doubt it, but if by some chance that occurs, the Angels Leadoff Links will have you covered.

Next: John McDonald Hangs up his Spikes