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Lance Berkman: outfielder?

Oct 15, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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Lance Berkman hasn’t played outfield since 2007. He hasn’t played outfield regularly since 2004.  He hasn’t played outfield well since, well, if anyone knows the answer to that, please let me know. He’s also much bigger than he used to be and age has touched him as it touches us all. Point is: if you’re expecting Lance Berkman to play outfield, you’re probably not being realistic.

But hey, with no baseball games happening for several days we’re all going a bit loopy, so you can excuse Troy Renck of the Denver Post for imagining Lance Berkman coming to play for the Colorado Rockies as a potential platoon partner for Todd Helton and as someone who could play in the outfield, presumably when righties are pitching. Renck talked to Berkman about the general idea of Colorado and Berkman said he might be interested

Personally I couldn’t see this working.  Yes, the Rockies are openly talking about finding a platoon partner for Helton, but it seems like you’d want someone more versatile than the Puma.

  1. frenchpower1914 - Oct 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    This dude does realize that Berkman can’t hit for shit from the right side anymore, right?

    Also, eff WordPress. I want my old handle back.

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