Tag:Lance Berkman
Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:51 pm

Astros' Berkman open-minded about possible trade

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle reports Astros veteran first baseman Lance Berkman is open to being dealt.

"If it was me and I was running the show here, if we didn't make a great comeback like we did in '05 and be sort of around .500 by the All-Star break, I'd try to trade every veteran I could to reload," Berkman told the Chronicle. "That's the quickest way you're going to be able to reload and get it going in the right direction."

Berkman, who is in the final year of his contract with the team holding a $15 million option for 2011, is hitting just .213 in 47 at-bats with two homers and seven RBI through Wednesday.

"As a player, if [the team] came to me and said, 'Hey, we've got a deal to go to a contender,' I'd take it," Berkman added to the Chronicle. "Heck, it's only a three- or four-month deal. It's not like I'm signing for 10 years with another team."

Berkman, who is in his 12th season with the Astros since he debuted with them in 1999, has 315 homers and 1,048 RBI, while batting .299 in his career.
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:51 pm

Astros' Berkman to play two games in Triple-A

Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle reports Astros first baseman Lance Berkman will play two games for Triple-A Round Rock this weekend.

Berkman, who started the season on the disabled list while he recovers from minor knee surgery, is slated to play for the Express Saturday and Sunday.

Houston hopes Berkman will be in Tuesday's lineup when the Astros host the Florida Marlins in the first game of a nine-game homestand.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 7, 2010 6:58 pm

Berkman hopes to play in St. Louis

Brian McTaggert of MLB.com reports Houston's Lance Berkman hope to make his season debut next week in St. Louis.

Berkman, who is dealing with a nagging left knee injury, is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday.

The 34-year-old All-Star had arthroscopic surgery on March 13 after the knee swelled during the first few days of spring training.

Category: MLB
Posted on: December 1, 2009 11:11 am
Edited on: December 1, 2009 4:00 pm

Red Sox Holding Steady, for now

MLB.com speculates that the Red Sox may be holding steady this winter and already looking forward to the free-agent class of 2010.

As for next season, GM Theo Epstein said the Red Sox's foundation is "still strong" and they can build upon a "core of prime players." 

"There are probably 10 guys in their mid-20s or right around 30 who we can build around and a strong farm system with tremendous payroll flexibility going forward. [A transition] might not happen this offseason -- it might not happen until next offseason, but in the years ahead I think we have the ability to make the transition and hopefully it the type of transition no one notices because we keep winning games like the last transition or two we had."

Some of the big name players hitting the market next offseason include Joe Mauer, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Lance Berkman, Carlos Pena, Carl Crawford, Roy Halladay, Brandon Webb, Jayson Werth and Cliff Lee.

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