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Posted on: April 25, 2011 12:45 pm
Edited on: July 4, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Berkman headed home!

Hey Carindal Nation!!

This is my first blog, just putting a few words on here about Lance and the outstanding job he's done to this point!  All good Cardinal fans are standing around the water cooler at work saying "Sure was a good thing we got Berkman, remember me telling you he'd rake for us this year??"  When in reality, if we (myself included) were hesitant, if not outright upset that we signed him and put him in right field.  I remember thinking, couldn't we spend $8 million on something better than Berkman?  I remember watching him in the last half of last season and with the Yankees in the playoffs thinking, "man, this guys finally got a call from father time". 
 
Fast forward to this year and to all of us die-hard fans eating up everything he's done from his solid defensive play to his red-hot start at the plate.  Don't get me wrong, I don't think he can keep it up.  But just think, if he's able to put in a .300/.400/ .575 line for the season with around 100 RBI's....how strong does that make us?  That would give us the potential for this lineup as follows with POSSIBLE stats

1.)   Ryan Theriot               SS      .295/.365/.400  with   8 HR/ 55 RBI
2.)   Colby Rasmus           CF      .280/.370/.550  with  24 HR/ 80 RBI
3.)   Albert Pujols               1B       .311/.425/.625  with  35 HR/122 RBI
4.)   Matt Holiday                 LF       .320/.390/.590  with  31 HR/110 RBI
5.)   Lance Berkman         RF       .300/.400/.575  with  35 HR/105 RBI
6.)   David Freese              3B       .325/.355/.475  with  16 HR/ 75 RBI
7.)   Skip Schumaker        2B       .280/.350/.405  with  8 HR/  59 RBI
8.)   Yadier Molina               C       .295/.330/.390  with  11 HR/ 65 RBI
 

This is an optimistic, but possible reality for the Cardinals and the offensive totals could reach close to 200 HR's for year with upwards of 800 RBI for the season!!!

 
 
 
 
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