From Alyson Footer's "Footnotes" blog:
"[The Yankees] are sort of operating in a dream world up there, where their revenue stream is certainly a lot different than ours is," Berkman said. "You can't fault Drayton for being responsible with his finances, and he owns the team and he can whatever he wants with it."
Berkman then pointed out that McLane is always willing to add a part mid-season, "whether it be a Randy Johnson or a Carlos Beltran" or someone else to help them get to the playoffs.
"Do I feel like Drayton is doing everything he can in the free agent market to bring a championship to Houston?" Berkman asked. "Maybe not. But do I feel like he's more than willing to pull the trigger on a trade if he thinks it'll help us win? Absolutely. He's a good balance."