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Lance Berkman: Methadone for Cardinals Fans?

After reading a report that Pujols may be seeking A-Rod Money, an alarming thought popped into my head. I thought I would run it by my fellow cardnologists to to either stoke the fire or ease my thoughts...

 

First off, I realize 80% of what I read on trade rumors is likely rubbish (especially during the winter meetings). However, given how long the extension drama has continued, I wouldn't be shocked if Albert was seeking a quarter of a billion dollar contract that keeps him on the field until he's in a wheel chair. And honestly, if anyone deserves A-Rod's contract it is Albert Pujols. However, as many here have concluded here, most of us would pass on such a contract and so would the Cards...

That being said, I can't help but wonder if this is what Moz has taken away from his perpetual "brief meetings" with with Dan Lozano and already started planning ahead...

Could it be that Moz signed Berkman not as an outfielder but as a replacement for Albert to soften the blow when we trade him? Or at least to provide leverage in the talks because we would have a replacement.

As stlcardsfan4 nicely broke down, there aren't an abundance of suitors for Pujols (thought I agree with averagejoe that the angels may be willing to give him what he wants), but I would still believe that Moz could get a better return for him through trade than what the draft picks would be worth. And in the event that Moz did match up with someone, cardinals nation would be less furious with Berkman ready to slide into 1B rather than Mark Hamilton (even though he arguably deserves a shot at some point).

 

What say you, is this possible, or am I just going through Pujols-induced paranoid schizophrenia?

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