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The Houston Astros are moving to the American League next season. With the move the Astros will need to find someone to occupy the designated hitter role. One person who may be able to provide a boost the the Astros in that department is Lance Berkman. Berkman is unsure if he will play in 2013 after appearing in just 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals this season. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak recently expressed doubts that Berkman would be back in St. Louis next season. While the Astros could use Berkman and the fan base would unquestionably welcome him back it remains to be seen if he plays next season. Even if Berkman does intend to play it is unknown if he would want to join a team who is not expected to compete There is likely still some life in the bat of Berkman. In 2011 he hit 31 home runs to go along with a .301/.412/.547 batting line.. Berkman played for the Astros from 1999 though 2010.
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After a miraculous 2011 season, Lance Berkman's fortune wore out in St. Louis in 2012.
Berkman found himself often injured in 2012 and underwent two knee surgeries during the season. It was a trying time for Berkman throughout the year and certainly not what the "Big Puma" had hoped.
Berkman appeared in just 32 games for the Cardinals in 2012, hitting .259 with...
Lance Berkman had a rough season hitting as many homers as he had knee surgeries (2). He was coming off a ‘11 campaign where he hit .301/.412/.547 with 31 HR's, 94 RBI's, 90 runs and a .959 OPS. But he was bitten hard by the injury bug which has put his future and career in doubt.
Joe Strauss of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with Berkman after the Cardinals were...
The always fantastic SportsLogos.net posted this picture today of what appears to be the new Houston Astros logo. The logo was seen on a shirt at an Academy store in the Houston area by Twitter user astromo1977. The logo looks extremely similar to the old Astros logo used after the name change from Colt 45s to Astros in 1965 until 1993, with just a font change and some shading...
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Save the date, gang...the Houston Astros are unveiling their new logo November 2!That is, of course, assuming you haven't already seen the newly improved retro logo courtesy of Topps, at the local sporting goods store or, well, by the team itself.Man. What did we do before the internet?
ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak says it's unlikely the team can re-sign 16-game winner Kyle Lohse and doesn't see a spot for Lance Berkman even in a reduced role.
Lohse led the majors in winning percentage, going 16-3, and was among the league leaders with a 2.79 ERA. The Cardinals appear to have a full rotation plus young prospects such as Shelby...
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The Houston Astros have received an apology from Major League Baseball Properties and MLB Advanced Media after products featuring their new logo were leaked this weekend.
The team is switching its uniforms and logo for the 2013 season, when it moves to the American League. The Astros have plans to unveil the new look at an event on Friday. But the new logo was seen on some products...
Academy Sports, who has a partnership with the Houston Astros, had a bit of a whoopsie moment when they accidentally put out 'Stros shirts bearing the new logo that the team will be using in 2013. The new gear wasn't supposed to be unveiled until November 2nd. Whoops. New/Old LogoThe seventeen die hard Astros fans that heard about the mistake, before the clothing was yanked...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina easily had his best offensive season of his career. Molina hit .315 on the season with a career high 22 home runs and 76 RBI's this season while helping to anchor the middle of the Cardinals batting order.
While Molina's offense has improved tremendously, his defense has always been a strength and 2012 was no different.