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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Rangers To Sign Lance Berkman

The AL is Mickey Mouse and the National League is real baseball.  I hate the DH, even though it might prolong my career.

The Rangers finalizing an agreement with Lance Berkman, a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter).  The deal is believed to be for one year with a vesting option for the Moye Sports Associates client…

Berkman, who turns 37 in February, played in just 32 games for the Cardinals last season thanks to a torn meniscus in his right knee.  In his one season and change in St. Louis, Berkman posted a .295/.408/.533 slash line with 33 homers in 177 games.

The District Attorney Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:03 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: lance berkman, rangers, transactions

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   1. Dan Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:26 PM (#4339722)
Seems like a good fit for both sides. The Rangers add a solid DH/occasional 1B and Berkman gets to play back home in Texas on a probable contender.
   2. The District Attorney Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:33 PM (#4339726)
Sources: Berkman deal with #Rangers will be in $10M-$11M range for one year.
   3. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:36 PM (#4339728)
Yes. Fat Elvis can probably still hit, and he's going to need more for his HOF case. Not that he cares about that, but it's great having him in the league anyway.
   4. BDC Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:39 PM (#4339730)
A bit as if the 1988 Red Sox had signed Ray Knight, but what the heck; it's not like it's going to give me '11 World Series flashbacks all summer long. If it does I'll just become an Astros fan.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:43 PM (#4339732)
If it does I'll just become an Astros fan.
Let's not say things we can't take back...
   6. JimMusComp misses Jerry Dipoto... Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:47 PM (#4339735)
If it does I'll just become an THE Astros fan

   7. J.R. Wolf Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:54 PM (#4339738)
Yes, the one and only Astros fan.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 05, 2013 at 04:23 PM (#4339749)
Now that BBC's defecting, pretty much, yeah.
   9. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: January 05, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4339764)
So, does Andrus become "Skinny Elvis?"

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