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    Trade Rumors Thread

    http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal

    Berkman could be in play for #Yankees under right circumstances. Tight with Pettitte. Likely waive no-trade for NYY. Depends on price. #MLB

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    the idea of matsui from yesterday was pretty appealing, better than lance..has he been hurt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankiepapa View Post
    the idea of matsui from yesterday was pretty appealing, better than lance..has he been hurt?
    I'd rather have Berkman than Matsui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    I'd rather have Berkman than Matsui.
    Same here. He's having a down year, but still gets on base at pretty high clip. Is a switch hitter, getting out of Houston may do him some good. He's 34, so I'm sure he still get plenty left in the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Same here. He's having a down year, but still gets on base at pretty high clip. Getting out of Houston may do him some good. He's 34, so I'm sure he still get plenty left in the tank.
    Agreed. Putting him in better lineup could only help as well. His contract is up after this season, correct? I believe he has a club option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Agreed. Putting him in better lineup could only help as well. His contract is up after this season, correct? I believe he has a club option.
    $15M club option for 2011 with a $2M buyout....

    We would not be picking that up. So this would strictly be a rental.

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    http://riveraveblues.com/

    Weíre all aware of Berkman by reputation, and most of us are familiar with his struggles this year. He started the year on the DL after undergoing knee surgery in the spring, and he got off to a slow start. Thatís not uncommon. Whatís important is that he has gotten better from May through July. He posted a meager .332 wOBA in May, but that rose to .357 in June and .392 in July. In fact, heís shown much improvement in July, hitting for much more power (.288 ISO) and walking a ton more (22.3 percent of his PA). His average is a bit down, but thatís because of a .229 BABIP. Everything else looks good, even great, for Berkman right now.

    Another encouraging factor lies in his splits. Even with his poor performance early in the season he has crushed righties this season, to the tune of a .382 wOBA. Presumably this has gotten better lately, too. Heís spraying the ball to all fields as a lefty, hitting 56 to left field, 55 to center, and 65 to right. His opposite field power has not faded, as he has a .482 ISO when hitting the ball the other way. He does seem to have some trouble pulling the ball, as he has a 67.7 ground ball rate when going to right field, with only 13.8 percent fly balls (and 22.2 percent of those are infield flies, though another 22.2 percent left the park). Iím not sure if this is something heís also improving on, but if it is heíd be the complete package in New York: a lefty who can spray the ball the other way but still take it over the short porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post


    What do you believe is a realistic package to bring him here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post


    What do you believe is a realistic package to bring him here?
    Hard to say, Houston is run by a mad man

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    http://espn.go.com/mlb/notebook/_/pa...trade-deadline

    Sir Lance-a-lot: The Astros had almost no action on Lance Berkman until the past few days. But all of a sudden, Berkman has gone 5-for-10, with a homer, a double and five RBIs in his past three games. And the Astros just went out and traded for his heir apparent, Brett Wallace. So one AL exec now says: "Berkman's going to go." The White Sox, Yankees, Red Sox and Rays have all checked out Berkman. But the same exec predicts the Yankees will swoop in and get this done if they miss out on Dunn. If not, Berkman is expected to clear waivers. So he could easily get dealt next week if nothing happens by Saturday.

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    http://twitter.com/Joelsherman1

    Yankees are definitely in for Lance Berkman, considering him seriously

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    http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman

    berkman one of many the #yankees are looking at for offense. they find relief market dismal thus far.

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    I heard the Rays are in serious runnings for Adam Dunn! The Rays are already contenders, but Dunn as our DH could put us over the top.

    I just hope we wouldn't be willing to give up either Jennings, Wade Davis or Hellickson for a rental player. Actually, I know the Rays front office would never give up those young talents; Get it done

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    Berkman would look pretty good in pinstripes for the remainder of the season. A perfect rental for the stretch run and playoffs.

    He's been hitting MUCH better lately. As long as the Astros aren't asking for the sun and the moon, the Yanks should be all over him.

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    Berkman would be a pretty solid move for the Yankees though.

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    http://twitter.com/Joelsherman1

    Story http://bit.ly/cMxKmg on Berkman and #Yankees, #Astos Essentially Yanks have $$ spend, few others do, and they r telling teams desperate to move players to make best offer and will bottom feed deals asking for least prospects. so I now expect Yanks will add at least 1, maybe 2 plyrs b4 deadline tomorrow

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    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/hardba...5sl6bUs1h6L2YI

    Yankees consider trade for Berkman

    July 30, 2010
    By JOEL SHERMAN

    Lance Berkman does not directly fit any of the Yankees' greatest needs.

    However, his price both in dollars and/or prospects has fallen so low that the Yankees are definitely looking hard whether to acquire the switch-hitter.

    The Yankees philosophy right now is this: They have some money to spend. Almost every other team in the majors doesn't. So they are telling organizations hungry to move high-priced players to call and make their best offer. Translation: We can take some of your money headaches, but if we do we are not going to give up much in prospects.

    By no later than 4 p.m. tomorrow, the Yankees will see what most appeals to them from his overpriced buffet and pick an item or two.

    This is why they dropped out of the Adam Dunn sweepstakes: Because the Nationals were not willing to take marginal prospects just to get rid of the money. The same might go for Toronto and Scott Downs.

    So for now the Yanks are seeing if they could use their financial might to act as vultures. So while they claim they are feeling no pressure to address the rotation, the Yanks are at least looking at Ted Lilly to see if the Cubs would essentially give him away in exchange for the Yanks taking the $4 million or so left on his contract. That, though, is not as much of a frontburner item as Berkman.

    When it comes to position players, the Yanks actually would prefer either a supplemental type who either plays the corner infield (to rest Alex Rodriguez on occasion) or bats righty and plays the corner outfield (to put Curtis Granderson on the bench against most lefties). Berkman is neither of these.

    He used to play the outfield, but at 34 with a body breaking down, he has been exclusively a first baseman this year. He is a switch-hitter, but he was hitting just .188 against southpaws with one homer in 64 at-bats. Also, Berkman has been terrible on the road this year, hitting just .194 away from Minute Maid Park.

    The problems don't end there: Berkman is playing in the easiest division in the majors and would be asked to come to the AL East. He has never played any place other than with Houston. And he has never served as a full-time DH, which would be his main duty as a Yankee.

    However, with the trade yesterday of Roy Oswalt, the Astros have clearly indicated to the sport that even previously intractable owner Drayton McLane believes it is rebuilding time. Berkman is owed about $5.5 million the rest of the year plus a $2 million buyout on a $15 million option for next season. It is unlikely that the Yanks would take on the whole $7.5 million. But they are probably the only team in the majors that would consider taking on even half and Houston might be happy to put that money away to use for the draft or an international sign or for next year's roster.

    Berkman would essentially fill the role the Yanks had envisioned for Nick Johnson, regular DH and occasional fill-in first baseman for Mark Teixeira. He is a veteran bat with plenty of playoff experience and he is pals with Andy Pettitte. He is having his worst season at .240 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs. But in his last 18 games, Berkman has hit .274 with six homers in 64 at-bats. He also is the kind of patient hitter the Yanks always like and they would be hoping that the intensity of a championship hunt would energize him for a strong finish.

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    http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/th...x-wont-add-bat

    As for the Yankees, Gammons said a fear existed in the AL East that New York could make the biggest splash on Saturday.

    "The Tampa Bay people are absolutely convinced that one way or another there's going to be a huge deal with the Yankees and they're going to end up with Adam Dunn. I don't know if it will or not, but I would say if Adam Dunn's going anywhere, it would probably be to the Yankees."
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 07-30-2010 at 04:22 PM.

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    This would be a great move for the Yankees, better than what I thought at first.

    He's a career .300 hitter, well, .296.

    Career OB% of .410

    His numbers are down this year, but he'll be protected by a Yankees lineup. If the Yankees land Berkman, that Offense should improve out of the DH position.

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    http://twitter.com/Joelsherman1

    Berkman has a complete no-trade clause, but hear that would not be problem if it is #Yankees

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