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Free agent Lance 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.
The season before, he played in 145 games, his most since 2008, batting .301 with 31 homers, 94 RBI and a .959 OPS, and helping the Cardinals win the World Series.
The Rangers still need offense, and Berkman is one of many options they are considering, sources say. The team lost free-agent outfiel...
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Not sure how we whiffed on this one, but buried deep on the YouTubes was the following video featuring Jon Jay and David Freese on College Humor.
Looks like this was uploaded way before the Cardinals ended up winning the 2011 World Series and David Freese became DAVID FREESE, so really, this is the last vestige of non-famous Freese and Jay... at least in St. Louis.
Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals has done nothing but hit ever since he's had a chance to see Major League pitching on a regular basis. He did struggle in his first brief playing stint in 2010 for 44 games, but he also was asked to play five different positions and has played six different positions since he arrived in St. Louis. In his last 669 at bats, Craig has 207...
Though it can never be proven, I suspect the absence of Lance Berkman may have been the single biggest blow absorbed by the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals – even greater than the comparable loss of Chris Carpenter. Berkman missing all but 32 games caused an impact on the payroll, the results on the field and in the clubhouse.
In September 2011, when the Cardinals re-signed Berkman...
We’re back with a look at the St. Louis Cardinals. We were high on the system a year ago and little has changed except some of the prospects had break out seasons as we expected. The system had...
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Two St. Louis Cardinals, both drafted in 2006, spent their first full-seasons as regular starters in 2012, helping to power the club into the playoffs.
First baseman Allen Craig (eighth round) batted cleanup and filled much of the offensive gap created by oft-injured Lance Berkman while centerfielder Jon Jay (second round) took charge in the field and filled a major need as he...
Lance Berkman and the Texas Rangers have talked with each other about next season reports Ken Rosenthal. Berkman missed much of last season and had been leaning towards retirement.
A deal with a contender, in his home state, may be enough to sway Berkman’s decision.
Last season Berkman appeared in 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals before suffering a knee injury.
On November 13, 2011, Mike Matheny was named as the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replacing retired Tony La Russa. While his club was unable to repeat as World Champions, the 42-year-old had a solid first season in the job.
Prior to his hire, Matheny had been a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak and an organizational catching instructor. A 13-year major...
Our annual feature remembering 10 former St. Louis Cardinals who passed away during 2012, including the oldest then-living ex-Cardinal.
Ben and Sam reflect on one of the slowest days of the offseason and then discuss the lack of movement in the market for Kyle Lohse.
Like most OK ideas we have at Cards Diaspora, they generally happen after the fact. Is that going to stop us from having the Top 5 2012 Song Dedications to the Cardinals 3 days into 2013?
No it isn't. Bonus music insight on each song too!
DEDICATION 1 - To Albert Pujols: "Brand New Me" by Alicia Keys
It took a long summer and another playoff run...
Lance Berkman still hasn't made a decision on whether to retire or make another run at the game he has succeeded at for so long. He is a free agent until he either signs or decides to retire, so there has been no shortage of interest. The Texas Rangers have now thrown their name into the hat of possibilities.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says among the teams talking to...