I still think there is only a very slim chance this will happen. Best case scenario, Berkman pulls a hammy in June, and when he returns, they conservatively incorporate him at 1B..pushing Albert occassionally to the hot corner.
But with the status quo, I really doubt he'll get the 10 appearences, or 4 more starts at third..
I'll say 7% chance.
If it does happen though...wow.
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
Freese will be out for a while longer. I would not be shocked to see Albert accrue the necessary starts as long as he doesn't begin looking silly over there. It gives LaRussa even more chances to make weird lineups and he can't pass that up.
Next up: Berkman at 2nd.
When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room...is for fun.