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.

1 comment:

john bateman said...

They could offer him 7 million including the buy out. They would only spend 5 million more than they would have. Who would even offer 7 million to Lance next year? Might be better however to just not bring him back and use the roster spot for someone else. He is part of the past not the future.