But don't count on it being Lance, says the Seattle Times' Larry Stone.
Because who could have ever foreseen the Milton Bradley Experiment coming to crashing halt, the Mariners - who are 11-18, but only 4.5 out (at the time of writing) - find themselves in need of a hitter. Who's available? LANCE IS!
Astros first baseman Lance Berkman said this week he would waive his no-trade rights to go to a contender. That's great, except the renowned switch-hitter, 34, is batting .185, missed the early part of the season recovering from knee surgery and is signed for $14.5 million this season. Nothing to see here.