Baseball News: Pujols, Wilson land in L.A.

Free agent 1B Albert Pujols has reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $250-260 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The Marlins fell out of the race yesterday after they signed Mark Buehrle. Obviously, this leaves the Angels with a plethora of first basemen in Pujols, Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo so expect another move or two before all is said and done. Analysis on how this move impacts the fantasy baseball world will be up shortly at Baseball Professor.

This is bad news for the Cardinals, who are now left with a gaping hole not only at first base, but in the middle of their lineup as well. Could they make a play for Prince Fielder now? Stay tuned into the SportsProfs Fantasy Network for up-to-date baseball, football and basketball news and rumors!

UPDATE: Angels have also reportedly signed top pitching FA C.J. Wilson to a 5-year, $77.5 million deal. You have to like the fact that he’s staying in the AL West and going to a pitchers park, but for complete analysis make sure to check Baseball Professor!

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Fantasy Baseball SP Notes: Gio Gonzalez, Mark Buehrle

One of the bigger potential moves from a fantasy baseball standpoint is the possible trade of A’s starter Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez has made a name for himself in the AL West with 31 wins over the last two seasons and ERAs of 3.23 and 3.12 in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Mark Buehrle has reportedly signed with the Miami Marlins as the team looks to move on from Albert Pujols. Buehrle reunites with Ozzie Guillen, his manager with the White Sox.

In depth fantasy analysis will follow shortly on Baseball Professor.

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Welcome to!

It’s been two years since we launched Baseball Professor. Due to the success of that site we decided to launch Football Professor and combine them both under the domain

This home site will be used for quick posts and updates covering player movement and transactions, but we’ll also be using it to start branching out into basketball analysis. For the same great baseball and football analysis you’ve come to love — or will come to love over the coming season — make sure to stay subscribed to Baseball Professor and Football Professor.

So thanks for visiting us here as we have a lot of exciting things planned for the coming months. Here’s a quick overview:

Baseball Professor

  • We’re counting down our Top 100 Offseason Questions day by day until the start of 2012
  • From January 1 to March 1 we’ll unveil our top 200 players for 2012 with profile posts for each
  • As drafts approach next spring we’ll unveil our inaugural Baseball Professor Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide (clever name to be determined) complete with profiles for hundreds of players, sleeper and bust predictions, strategy articles and graphs/stats/analysis of trends from the past several seasons that you’ll need to know entering your draft
  • And, of course, the same great daily content
  • Follow us on Twitter @BaseballProf and ask us any question you may have

Football Professor

  • Sunday/Monday fantasy recaps noting the studs and duds from the week that’s passed
  • Weekly IDP starts (individual defensive players)
  • Start/sits and pickups columns for each week
  • For specific start/sit questions pertaining to your team, George does a great job via Twitter @PigskinProf so get at him
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