Jerome Solomon has an article up in which he talks to Lance Berkman.
How does Berkman feel about the reportedly improved chemistry after he got traded?
"When you're losing, which we were — we got off to a terrible start — when you're underperforming as a veteran player, you do tend to sulk a little bit. We were used to (thinking) 'Hey, we're right here. If we're not the best team in the division, we can certainly contend for that.' For the majority of Roy's and my careers, we had a good team, and we had a chance every year. You get spoiled.
"I didn't do a very good job last year when things weren't going well. It's difficult when you look around and see that things weren't going well and you look around and realize that it's going to be tough to contend. I wish that I could go back and do it differently. I'm not proud of how that was last year. I'm sure that it was a better environment (after the trades)."
Sigh. /Slow Clap.