Link Dump: Poetry, Trout, Nava and Navidad
By Jason Burke
Welcome Astros fans! We took a couple off weeks off from the link dump due to the holidays, but they’re back! With teams coming together, this will be a great way to stay up-to-date on the competition in the AL West.
Our good friend Lisa Weatherall wrote a piece about Kyle Blanks. Also, the Rangers have signed Kyle Blanks.
Next: Why Rangers Fans Should Root for Blanks
Brice Paterik takes a humorous look at the Rangers with some holiday glee.
Next: Holiday Season Rangers Poetry
David Cash also ponders a question about the Texas lineup moving forward.
Next: Is the Rangers Lineup Still the Best?
There was a holiday theme around the network. Brian Helberg took a different approach with his piece. Spoiler: it has Mike Trout in a Santa hat.
Next: Merry Christmas Angels Fans
Apparently Dan Haren is looking to come back the the Angels. Is Miami really that bad?
Next: Dan Haren Pushing for Angel Reunion
Want to know who’s invited to Angels camp? Here is the list of non-roster invitees.
Next: Angels' Non-Roster Invitees
Co-Editor at Swingin’ A’s, Tony Frye, takes a look at the A’s former Rookie of the Year winners.
Next: The Athletics' History with the ROY
Someone still believes that Oakland can make the playoffs in 2015. So that makes one.
Next: How the Oakland Athletics Can Make the Playoffs in 2015
Matt McHugh takes a look at the Red Sox to help fill the A’s left field hole.
Next: Daniel Nava: A Possible Solution to LF?
Finally, we turn to our rain-soaked neighbors to the Northwest. I use the term neighbors loosely, being that they’re 2,300 miles away. Anyway, Dan Hughes wrote a piece about Nick Swisher being an option for Seattle.
Next: Indians Shopping Swisher, Seattle an Option
The Mariners reunion piece involved one Ichiro Suzuki.
Next: Is Ichiro the Right Choice for Seattle?
Finally, Charlie Spencer-Davis takes a look at the resume of Edgar Martinez.
Next: A Case for Edgar Martinez in the HOF
The hot stove should be set to heat back up with the holiday season behind us. Each of these teams still has holes that need to be addressed before opening day, so check in with our friends around the network for the latest goings on around the West!