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Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:58 am
Edited on: September 22, 2011 11:45 am
 
Lance BerkmanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Albert Pujols' future in St. Louis isn't assured, but Lance Berkman's is. The team announced that it has agreed to a one-year extension with Berkman worth $12 million, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter).

The 35-year-old is the favorite for the National League Comeback Player of the Year award, hitting .300/.412/.555 with 31 home runs and 91 RBI for the Cardinals this season. He's mostly played right field for St. Louis, but could return to his former first base spot if Pujols leaves in free agency.

"Lance proved to be everything we were looking for when we signed him last December," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement released by the team. “He’s an impact player who helped solidify our everyday lineup while also bringing a wealth of experience to our team.  We are excited to announce that he is going to remain a part of our team in 2012."

Earlier this week there were reports that Berkman's negotiations had slowed and he told reporters "it's always about the money."

He got paid. 

Berkman signed with the Cardinals to a one-year deal before the season for $8 million.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

Berkman will have a down year next season. That's his MO. 



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

Glad to have him back for another year...he showed up when pujols was struggling this year, but we goota get pujols



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

If Pujols leaves it will be because he is insulted by being low balled. I am glad Berkman will be around for another year.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

Cnote, im not sure why you and everyone else thinks the Cards can not afford it.... like scott boras said with the holliday negotiations, the St. Louis Cardinals reside in a small market city, but are not a small market team, they have one of the largest national followings in baseball, and are consistently in the top 3 or 4 in attendance.  it's just a matter of how much DeWitt is willing to up payroll.  we can up the payroll to $120 mil if need be, don't understand why people thing theres this magical cieling that will prevent us from signing Albert.  DeWitt is a business man first.... the revenue Albert will generate by the records he's going to break over the next contract will more than make up for upping the payroll....



Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

I think you mean...when Albert leaves.  There is no way to pay him and then afford anyone else whose contract is up.  We have the same issue in Milwaukee with Prince Fielder.  We can cross our fingers and hope for a miracle.




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

Should be the Comeback Player of the Season in the NL. I thought he was toast after his stint with the Yankees, the guy looked like he was on his last legs every AB. Berkman has always been a stud hitter though, very underrated considering his OBP prowness (+.400 career OBP).



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Cardinals, Berkman agree to 1-year extension

this is the the retard comment for the day .  by GO Zips ...
I concur, Go zips is indeed a retard...he doesn't know the difference between libel and slander, yet tries to correct people on the issue.


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