The New York Yankees added Lance Berkman to their roster Saturday. I think this is a good pickup for the Yankees. Berkman’s .245 BA is nothing to write home about, but his experience will help in the DH position. His best asset will be producing additional RBIs for the already potent Yankee lineup.
Yankee haters will say why do the Yankee’s need another expensive bat? The answer is simple, get a map of Florida and look at the city of Tampa Bay. The Rays are on the heels of the Yankees. Yankee pitching needs to stay on its game. Sorry Phil Hughes, you simply cannot afford to give up 3-run shots when you are only up 2-0. The addition of Berkman brings more than just another veteran player. His presence in the dugout further illustrates the Yankee commitment to winning.
Yankee fans will be happy, Yankee haters will say this is the ongoing expansion of the empire. Yet, when teams such as the Phillies acquire Roy Oswalt, it’s a good pickup for them. I say the Yankees want to win, they know how to win, and they should do what it takes to win. This is after all a competitive sport, right?
Agree? Disagree? Let me know what you think!