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Lance Berkman to the New York Yankees: Knee-Jerk Reactions

looks like long-time Astros star Lance Berkman is headed to the Yankees, according to ESPN. 

The Texas native, who even played at Rice University in Houston, is finally leaving the sinking franchise. For Berkman, it essentially accelerates the inevitable. This is his last year on contract, and with the trade for Brett Wallace yesterday, it seemed like it would only be a matter of time before the switch-hitter would be on his way out of town.

For the Astros, the deal looks to be a good step in rebuilding.

It allows them to play recent acquisition Wallace, a 24-year-old first baseman who has had his offensive prowess praised. It will likely be his first shot at the majors, on his fourth team in the last two years.

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