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    Astros Discussing Berkman Deals (Berkman traded to NYY)

    May start a complete rebuilding of the team.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    I think there is a very good chance of this happening since they just acquired Wallace from the Blue Jays who would replace Berkman.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    Berkman looks fat and a shell of his former self.

    I didn't even fear his in the last series.

    Instead of HR's he was hitting in DP's.

    I certainly wouldn't give up anything of real value for him.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    I could see him as a DH in NYC. With Cantu going to Texas, I'm not sure what other teams in the hunt need a decent bat with limited defensive value who would be willing to pay the price I'm sure the Astros are looking for.
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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    I'm not saying Berkman would be my top choice, but he's exactly the type of player Jocketty has targeted in the past that has paid off big-time.

    Jack Clark (his second time through St. Louis), Will Clark, Larry Walker-- there is a long list of guys most thought through that blossomed for a few months or a year under Jocketty.

    That said, is Berkman even capable of playing OF?
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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    I think Walt picks up an offensive player (insurance against Rolen's back). Probably of the Cantu/Berkman/Wigginton mold.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

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    I'm not saying Berkman would be my top choice, but he's exactly the type of player Jocketty has targeted in the past that has paid off big-time.

    Jack Clark (his second time through St. Louis), Will Clark, Larry Walker-- there is a long list of guys most thought through that blossomed for a few months or a year under Jocketty.

    That said, is Berkman even capable of playing OF?
    Once Berkman's knee has recovered, he should have a Berkman-esque season next year and beyond. I'd love to see him in LF if that's possible.
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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    We can help their rebuild by taking Pence, Myers, and Lindstrom.

    But in all seriousness, I wouldn't mind Berkman. As bad as he has been, his numbers aren't as bad as you might think. He is still OPSing over .800.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    If Berkman were fit enough to play LF I wouldn't mind a deal for him - I don't think that's so though. It would be for 2 or 3 second-line propsects though - none of the front-line kids.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

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    Heard this: The White Sox consider Lance Berkman as one of their Plan B options, now what they don't expect to get Adam Dunn.
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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    I want to know why Buster feels the need to start every tweet with heard this. Rather annoying.

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    Well it's better then saying what he is actualy doing
    "making this up.."

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Well it's better then saying what he is actualy doing
    "making this up.."

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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    I guess the real question is, would adding Berkman be worth taking away a/b's from Jonny Gomes or even Jay Bruce?

    If Gomes shifted to RF on a night that they wanted to rest Bruce, would our OF defense suffer?
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    Re: Astros Discussing Berkman Deals

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I guess the real question is, would adding Berkman be worth taking away a/b's from Jonny Gomes or even Jay Bruce?

    If Gomes shifted to RF on a night that they wanted to rest Bruce, would our OF defense suffer?
    Yes is an understatement.


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