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LaRussa: Berkman to play right field

Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:27 pm
 
Berkman Lance Berkman in right field?

That's what Tony LaRussa is thinking as he just appeared on Sirius XM radio at the Winter Meetings, as Jim Bowden relays.

If so, that's a disaster waiting to happen. Berkman, who is trying to reclaim his offensive prowess after a lost 2010, hasn't played the outfield since 2007 when he appeared in 31 games. The switch-hitter has 717 career games at first base, 533 in left and 264 in right field (also 166 in center, but that was back in 2001-02 for the bulk of these games). Utilizing Berkman in right field means the Cardinals are punting on defense in right field as there's near-zero chance he can provide any defense.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2010 1:57 pm
 

LaRussa: Berkman to play right field

to bad LaGenuis will only play Colby about 100 games.



Since: Dec 10, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2010 9:15 am
 

LaRussa: Berkman to play right field

Evan, your lack of good, in-depth analysis is a disaster waiting to happen. Nice assumption.



Since: Jun 15, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 1:43 pm
 

LaRussa: Berkman to play right field

Evan is basically telling everyone that he is an unimaginative tool and is just fishing for a story.  Probably was harping on the fact that Schumaker can't play 2B either two years ago.  Personally, I would rather put Berkman in RF and leave Holliday alone in LF.  Colby should help Berkman in RF just as Ozzie made all of the Cardinal's 3B better too!



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:05 pm
 

LaRussa: Berkman to play right field

So, Evan Brunell, every ball hit to left field will drop as a single or more? Would you care to elaborate? Or like so many sports writers you only find negative things to say without investigating the facts or asking questions of people involved in your stay-at-home reporting? This may not be yellow journalism, but it's off-white. The Cardinals do seem to take in a"maybe" player almost every season. Sometimes it works out (Carpenter) and sometimes it doesn't (Penny). Everyone already knows they're rolling the dice here, so what new news have you told us fans?


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