Friday, July 23, 2010

Berkman doesn't think he'll be traded

Lance is skeptical that he'll be traded, according to Zach Levine:

“It’d be a long shot. Not an impossibility, but a long shot. This is my home. I like it here. We’ve struggled, but we’ve had our good years. This organization has done a lot of good things for me, and I don’t want to just jump ship when things turn south. I’d like to help us win here.

But I am open to suggestions. If a team calls and wants to rent my services for a couple of months, I’ll listen."

We've said it before, but the only team who will overpay for Berkman is the Astros. I can't imagine a scenario in which the Apparatus picks up his $15m option, but I can see them buying him out, and then signing him to a cheaper deal - but higher than anyone else is willing to pay him.