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 clearly still a fan-favorite everywhere he's ever been. If he can clearly walk come March, the Astros would be remiss if they didn't pursue something like this, much as I'd love to see Berkman slide in, say, to the Cardinals' TV color analyst chair…
Lance Berkman as the new color guy. Love it. LOVE it.