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Astros' Berkman open-minded about possible trade

Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:51 pm

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle reports Astros veteran first baseman Lance Berkman is open to being dealt.

"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.

Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2010 10:00 pm

Astros' Berkman open-minded about possible trade

I don't think he will be traded because he is playing absolutely terrible this year.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: May 7, 2010 2:09 pm

Astros' Berkman open-minded about possible trade

I've got to believe that he's more valuable to an American league team given the DH.  Any team that is platooning in the OF would be a fit since he switch hits.  Berkman is one of my favorite hitters in the last 20 years.  I hope he can help someone in need of a boost. 

Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: May 7, 2010 1:10 pm

Astros' Berkman open-minded about possible trade

The first team that comes to mind are the mets. They could use a power-hitting first baseman (now that Delgado is gone). Another team that I think will make a serious attempt to get Berkman, if indeed he is actually available, is Seattle. Their offense is dreadful. Boston is another possibilty.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: May 7, 2010 11:21 am

Astros' Berkman Open-Minded About Possible Trade

Any word on who the Astros are interested in moving him to?

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