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Postby jake_twothousandfive » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:00 pm

The Big Puma seems to have fallen into a bit of a slump. He's hit 0 HR, with a .204 average and 5 RBI in July thus far. Granted, that's a little misleading due to the shortened month, caused by the All-Star break, and the fact that his OBP has remained high. Still for someone who had averaged 13.5 AB/HR through June, a 50+ AB span without a HR is noticeable.

It's probably nothing since this is the only real stretch he's had all year where he hasn't been putting up elite numbers. But it makes one wonder...is he still a top 10 fantasy option for the rest of the year? Is the pink eye to blame for this months numbers?
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Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:01 pm

You should have traded him while he was on pace for 80 stolen bases or whatever it was.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby ataraxia » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:19 pm

So Lance Berkman is not flat-out destroying the rest of the field now? He's slowed down??

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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby socceryank » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:52 pm

Glad I traded him for ARod! :-D
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby JimmyBaseball » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:18 am

I've been watching Lance intently.

A month and a half ago I traded

Berkman
C. Guillen
Chad Billingsley

For

Hanley
Halladay
F. Cordero


I made out like a villain in that trade!!!

When I had him, I saw no other option than to trade him while his value was super-high
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:27 pm

Type of situation where somebody should have traded him away when his value was at its peak. He's still a great option going forward, but when people are offering A-Rod etc., a trade needs to be made.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:02 pm

I traded for him right before this slump. I cry
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:02 pm

acsguitar wrote:I traded for him right before this slump. I cry


Before? Dude, I traded him to you while he was slumping. :-D
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:04 pm

As for Berkman's slump, I'd say I wouldn't have envisioned it being this prolonged, but it's no surprise given last year's slump where his groundball rates were quite high. If I recall correctly, this season, his GB rate was still up there even when he was on a homerun tear.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby j24jags » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:28 am

I sent him + Furcal + Stephen Drew for Reyes + Ibanez + Wang so each side got hosed, Wang/Furcal both injured, Ibanez/Drew both cooled off, but Reyes has been hot so I guess I can't complain...
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