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    Yankees get Berkman

    And the rich get richer:

    5:09pm: The deal is done and Berkman has approved it, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Yankees have to wait 24 hours before the deal is officially complete because of Berkman's ten and five rights.

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    What's he gonna play? Cheerleader?
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    Someone on twitter said the Yankees now have 9 players who make more money than the Reds highest paid and something like 3 that make almost as much.

    seems balanced rofl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    What's he gonna play? Cheerleader?
    Nice problem to have. We have Lance Berkman. Now, how do we get him some ABs?

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    I don't see how it helps them that much, but it does make our games vs. the Stros a little bit easier...

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    They also get Kearns for a player to be named later. Kearns was pulled off field

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    kerry wood might in trade with Kearns

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    So the Astros gave Berkman to the Yankees and gave them money?

    They just paid what 7 million for a bad prospect?

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    They just picked up Kearns too....

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    I'll miss Lance. Nah.

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Someone on twitter said the Yankees now have 9 players who make more money than the Reds highest paid and something like 3 that make almost as much.

    seems balanced rofl
    16 years ago when we had the players strike I was just an 18 year old baseball fan who thought that if the players thought the idea of a salary cap was bad, then it would be best not to have one.

    But actually, there needs to be one. Or there needs to be something. The NFL has one, the NBA has one, I believe the NHL has one, although I'm really not a hockey fan. Teams shouldn't have an almost unlimited amount of income based almost solely on the media market they're in. That major league baseball has allowed a situation where the Yankees can simply outspend pretty much every other major league team for a player they really want year after year after year is a joke.

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    Re: Yankees get Berkman

    Lance Berkman is worth slightly above a replacement player. The Yankees got less richer with this deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott91575 View Post
    Lance Berkman is worth slightly above a replacement player. The Yankees got less richer with this deal.
    Short porch at Yankee stadium? Not having to play the field? I think Berkman will be a lot better than you think as a Yankee.
    "He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott91575 View Post
    Lance Berkman is worth slightly above a replacement player. The Yankees got less richer with this deal.
    When you have deep pockets you can be willing to take chances on guys with career lines like Berkman. Is he the monster he used to be? Nah but still hes a 2 or 3 WAR player in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    When you have deep pockets you can be willing to take chances on guys with career lines like Berkman. Is he the monster he used to be? Nah but still hes a 2 or 3 WAR player in most cases.
    He is worth maybe, maybe 1 win the rest of this year (1.2 over the first 112 games).

    Can they take a chance? Sure. Is it much ado about nothing on a Reds board? Yep.

    Berkman is damaged goods. Let him go to the Yanks. They can pay him for being done.


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