"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.