LANCE BERKMAN RUMORS

Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman retire as Houston Astros

There are some franchises that just do it the right way.  The Houston Astros are, believe it or not, one of those franchises. First, during their home opener, they set the tone for what’s going to be a long season of Derek Jeter celebrations by giving the retiring shortstop some parting gifts.  And while I don’t ever see the New York Yankees captain ever wearing a cowboy hat...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros News: Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt retire

Former Houston Astros stars Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts and officially retied with the ball club Saturday night, according to Alyson Footer of MLB.com. The contracts made financial sense for the team (salary: $0) and symbolic sense for a fan base that for 10 solid years watched Berkman and Oswalt blossom into elite, All-Star-caliber players. The two helped...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Saying Good-Bye to Berkman and Young

Two players exited the game this off-season who leave behind them a legacy of class and excellence. Lance Berkman and Michael Young were stars during their years on the field, but they will never be immortalized in Cooperstown.  And rightfully so. Berkman started his career in a Houston Astros uniform back in 1999. He quickly became the third member of the "Killer B'...
Via The Sports Post
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman retires after 15-season career

Six-time All-Star 1B/OF Lance Berkman has officially retired from baseball, according Richard Justice of MLB.com.  Presumably not finding a lot of free agent suitors with his recent knee problems, it became apparently to him, that now was the time.  Berkman seemed content (via MLB.com): “It doesn’t make sense to play in the physical condition I’m in,” Berkman said.  ...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

6-time All-Star Berkman retiring from baseball

HOUSTON -- Six-time All-Star Lance Berkman is retiring after 15 seasons in the major leagues. Berkman almost left the game last offseason before signing with the Texas Rangers. He then had another injury-plagued season and was limited to 73 games. The 37-year-old Berkman was Houston's first-round draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, and played 12 seasons for the Astros. He played...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman donating fire truck to town

Lance Berkman is donating a fire truck to the town of West, TX. The town was the site of a explosion which took the lives of 15 people on April 17. The town also lost several fire trucks used by its Volunteer Fire Department. Berkman got some help from the Arlington Fire Department in locating and refurbishing a fire truck reports NBC DWF. The completed truck will presented to the...
Via Tireball.com
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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Lance Berkman rips Wrigley Field

The Rangers begin a series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday and DH Lance Berkman didn't mince words when providing his thoughts on the stadium.

Via Bush League Chronicle
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Lance Berkman a cheaper version of Josh Hamilton?

After watching Josh Hamilton sign with their division rival, the Rangers made a move this weekend to replace his bat in their line-up, signing Lance Berkman to take over as their DH for 2013. Much is being made of the fact that Berkman got $11 million after spending basically the entire 2012 season on the disabled list, but Major League teams have begun to make the correct shift...
Via Fangraphs
January 07, 2013  |  2 Comments

Six things you might not know about Lance Berkman

There have been a lot of mixed feelings out in the blogging world on what the Texas Rangers have done by signing Lance Berkman. There is a palpable risk for the Rangers since Berkman only played 32 games in 2012 due to continued problems with his knees. But what if Berkman could play a hundred games in 2013? If that could happen or more, then Lance Berkman will be worth every penny...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman In The Booth? Yes Please.

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.  Gah. 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...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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