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Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

The LA Angels of Anaheim signed Albert Pujols to a contract as ridiculous as the length of their name

It looks like Albert Pujols is a Led Zeppelin fan since he’s “Going to California”.  Pujols agreed to a 10 year, $250-260 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Southern California close to the La Brea Tar Pits adjacent to Chavez Ravine in Pacific Standard Time) and he will be taking his talents away from the World’s Largest Croquet Wicket aka the St. Louis Arch. The departure is good news for the Chicago Cubs as one of two big hitters is now out of the NL Central.

However, as I stated on Twitter, I wouldn’t be surprised if Prince Fielder signed with the Cardinals for the money they were using to counter for Pujols.  It’s a “Cubs fan notion”, but it will hold weight until something else materializes.  The main point is that the Cubs will no longer have to worry about Pujols unless they somehow face the Angels in a future World Series.

Benefit of Pujols leaving:   The Cubs don’t have to deal with him anymore.

Downside of Pujols leaving:   The Cardinals won’t be tied up with a Soriano contract and have more money to sign multiple players whenever they please.

I’m looking forward to SportsCenter tonight when they show Cardinals fans burning their Pujols jerseys outside of a Walmart.

In other Winter Meetings News:

  • Heath Bell,  Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle have all signed with the Miami Marlins (previously known as the Florida Marlins).


  • The Angels have signed both Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson.



  • The Cubs have been discussing the possibility of swapping either Tyler Colvin or Blake Dewitt for Ian Stewart of the Colorado Rockies.  The Rockies initially wanted DJ LeMahieu, but the Cubs basically scoffed at it and said no.


  • The Cubs continue to shop Matt Garza.  Why?  Who knows.  I’m still not sure why Theo & Co. are looking to move Garza when they stated their main focus would be on pitching.  We’ll have to wait and see what happens.



  • The San Diego Padres acquired closer Huston Street.


What could happen in the coming days:


The Cubs could still manage to sign Prince Fielder, trade Matt Garza, possibly trade Carlos Marmol, acquire Ian Stewart, sign Kerry Wood to a new contract and try to justify Carlos Zambrano getting into a fight with a Kodiak Grizzly bear.



What do you think is next?  Let me know in the comments section.


If you’re interested in reading even more about the Cubs and other topics, head over to Brian Tarman’s personal blog, The Clark and Addison Street Journal.  Also, follow him on Twitter- @TarmanBrian.

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