Mookie4ever wrote:His few SB will be gone and his average will be down as well. He is being replaced by Jason Lane who only need PT to thrive so there will be no need to rush Berk back. He will be fine by the end of the year but you better have a pretty good replacement for the first half of the season IMO.
What are you talking about??
The Houston outfield depth chart right now is:
LF- Biggio, Orlando Palmeiro
CF- Lane, Orlando Palmeiro
RF- Orlando Palmeiro, Lance Berkman
Lane has absolutely nothing
to do with when Berkman will come back .... they don't even play the same outfield position. And don't even start with Palmeiro either
. All he was brought in to do this season was to be a 4th outfielder, and to back up all 3 outfield spots. Berkman will miss one month tops, and the baseball season spans 6-7 months. That's only around 15% of the season right there, which means your "you better have a pretty good replacement for the first half of the season" is wrong too, because 15% is nowhere near 50% last time I checked. Even if
his BA does drop, it'll be to around .305 only, nothing more .... and noone drafts him for his 9 SB either, but they draft him for 100+ runs, 25+ HR, and 100+ RBI.