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Berkman talking 2013 return, Texas teams interested

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08:13 AM ET 01.03 | Free agent Lance Berkman may not be done just yet. [Berkman] still has not decided that he will play in 2013. But he is talking about a possible return with multiple clubs, including the Texas Rangers, major-league sources say. Berkman's hometown team, the Houston Astros, remains open to bringing him back, even after signing free-agent first baseman Carlos Pena. But the Rangers stand a much better chance than the Astros of competing in the AL West next season. Either team could use Berkman as a designated hitter, the role that suits him best at this stage of his career. Berkman, 36, injured his left calf and underwent two surgeries on his right knee last season, appearing in only 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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January 3, 2013  08:49 AM ET

......only skinny berkman is worth a durn.....fat berkman is not....so which one is he now?

January 3, 2013  09:35 AM ET

It is a no brainer, do you want to be on a team that is going to lose 90 games or be on a team that has a chance to be in the playoffs this season.

January 3, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It is a no brainer, do you want to be on a team that is going to lose 90 games or be on a team that has a chance to be in the playoffs this season.

I think your being gracious towards Houston losing only 90 games, toad.

January 3, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It is a no brainer, do you want to be on a team that is going to lose 90 games or be on a team that has a chance to be in the playoffs this season.

well it has be with a different type of perspectives, one if the money from houston its better than the rangers/ two, if the rangers offer better cash availability and IF they aren't too greedy with quality players,,, rangers still a number # 1 as a prospects collector team,,

January 3, 2013  12:23 PM ET
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I think your being gracious towards Houston losing only 90 games, toad.

the water would be flowing either way, chances are, the astros could win more games than in the natinal league, but it all depends WHO would be at the front seat,,,

January 3, 2013  12:24 PM ET
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I think your being gracious towards Houston losing only 90 games, toad.

should the astros play a heck of a season like the A's did it last year??? you never know what can really happen in their new league and new division,,,,

January 3, 2013  12:25 PM ET

the A's aren't longer a small team well so it seems like that though,,

January 3, 2013  12:26 PM ET

Berky had a great year with the Cards before last year....he could have some left.

January 3, 2013  12:26 PM ET

the mariners would try to avoid been the latter for the astros,,, but rangers angels and A's would try to keep up their homework at their close range,,,in their west division,,,

January 3, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

......only skinny berkman is worth a durn.....fat berkman is not....so which one is he now?

skinni or fat no differences,,,

January 3, 2013  03:02 PM ET

ok,,

January 3, 2013  05:50 PM ET

I hope he goes with Texas and has a great year. He was great for the Cardinals in 2011 on the field and in the clubhouse.

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January 3, 2013  07:57 PM ET
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Agreed. Texas would be a good fit. Split time with Moreland at first, DH some, play OF in a pinch.

whatever the rangers can get out of this berkman,, who knows he may ended hitting 45 homeruns and a 150 R,B,I,S it would be looking alike hamilton production!!!

January 3, 2013  07:58 PM ET
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Berky had a great year with the Cards before last year....he could have some left.

berky would tear apart the american league wait watch and see,,,

 
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