Found November 04, 2012 on
So I'm trolling around some St. Louis Cards news on the Internet when I come across an article on SB Nation about Lance Berkman possibly heading back to the Houston Astros.
Houston? Those dirty dogs? I mean, I thought Berks got a taste of the filet and wouldn't want round steak anymore. But to each their own.
The article went on to explain that the talks were in the early stages with Houston GM (and former Cardinals front office exec) Jeff Lunhow and that this might not pan out. But if it does, he'd be a platoon DH.
Ah. Forgot that Houston was out of the NL Central in 2013. DH makes sense.
Now full disclosure here, Dan Moore wrote this article. He's my editor for SB Nation when I write about the Rams. So when I say that his throw away line he ended with was one of the best ideas I've heard this offseason, I'm only exaggerating by a little bit... but you can understand.
Berkman can clearly still hit, and he's ...
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