Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'

Posted on: March 19, 2009 6:31 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2009 6:35 pm
 

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- For years, I've told fans that spring training records mean absolutely nothing. For years, I've trotted out the 1984 Tigers' experience, since they went directly from an 11-17 spring into a record 35-5 start when it counted.

Spring training records mean nothing. So why do I care that the Astros are now 1-16-3?

Well, I don't. Not that much, anyway.

But the Astros sure aren't making it easy to defend them. They looked every bit of 1-16-3 in today's 12-1 loss to the Mets. You can't even blame this one on minor leaguers, because the Astros brought a representative lineup to Port St. Lucie for the game (Lance Berkman, Miguel Tejada, among others), and they still looked absolutely awful.

"The fans, I'm sure they're in full panic mode," Berkman said.

What about Berkman? He's an outstanding player, and from the looks of things he's stuck with one terrible team.

Except he insists that's not the way he looks at it.

"I think this [record] is an anomaly," Berkman said. "I'm not the least bit concerned. As long as we stay healthy, our front-line guys are as good as anyone in the league. So I think we're going to be fine.

"I put zero stock in it. If we were 15-1, does that make us World Series favorites? These games are meaningless."

I agree with that. I've always believed that. I know that the White Sox had the American League's worst spring record last year, and they won the American League Central. I know the Mets had the National League's worst spring record in 2007, and while they didn't win the division, they should have (and they did win 88 games).

I know spring training records mean absolutely nothing. I also know that 1-16-3 looks ridiculously bad, and right now, so do the Astros.

"We can't have a good spring now, so we might as well lose the rest of them, too," Berkman joked. "Then when we get to the regular season, we'll be owed a lot of wins."

By the way, if you're wondering who the Astros beat, it was the Nationals, in the very first game of the spring.

 

 

Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 11:05 pm
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 11:58 am
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'

Whom superb globe general on line on the net website offers a over-all great deal of precious strategies. You could possibly explore right all you need to figure out.



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'

A lot of these post sometimes be motivating so i approach to scan superior quality matter substance i unquestionably satisfied to check out particularly several very good situation in the set up, authoring is very likely excellent, we enjoy your the actual publish!



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'

Such enlightening doc can be quite phenomenal, I recommend it. Cover endlessly come about to decrease simply by appropriate when you finish.Why don't we counsel your blog site page post to actually excellent finished acquaintances.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:29 am
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:46 am
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:24 am
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'

In addition, naturally i get you will journeyed my new web site now now !.My group is seeking to go strategies to assemble components so that you can my own website!That may be so fundamentally apply certain belonging to the pieces of information i simply determined the right that follows?!


Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 8:21 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2009 10:15 am
 

Astros' Berkman: 'I'm not least bit concerned'

Throw the spring record out, thats fine. But, if you look really close, the Astros really are not very good right now. The starting rotation is really weak. Wandy Rodriquez is the #2 starter? Or is it Mike Hampton? Or Brandon " Soft Serve" Backe. If Roy pulls another groin, they might lose 100 games. If I was Lance, I would be concerned. Not about the spring record but the reality that they are going to be average at best. And that is assuming he has another monster year, Pudge hits 250 (Better than any Stro catcher in the past 20 years), Lee stops eating, and Pence pretends he is a rookie again. Cecil seems over his head still and the owner buys old vets like Jerry Jones.  



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com