Tag:Trade rumors
Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:51 pm

Astros' Berkman open-minded about possible trade

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.
Posted on: June 2, 2009 12:32 pm

Corey Hart Trade Rumors

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo believes the Tigers, Giants and Red Sox have either scouted or discussed the idea of trading for Brewers outfielder Corey Hart.  However, MLB Trade Rumors pointed out that Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted this on Twitter: "GM Doug Melvin told me any talk of the Brewers shopping RF Corey Hart is pure nonsense."
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