Berkman's Bronx wish finally granted

Newest Yankee DH has pined for pinstripes since requesting trade to Bombers in 2006

Updated: July 31, 2010, 10:51 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It may seem as if the Lance Berkman-to-the-Yankees deal happened overnight, but in fact, Berkman's arrival Saturday was the culmination of a nearly four-year journey.

After the 2006 season, when the Houston Astros went from World Series runners-up the year before to rapidly declining mediocrities, allowing Andy Pettitte to escape via free agency and beginning a purge that would result in the loss of Brad Lidge, Chad Qualls, Chris Burke and Dan Wheeler, Berkman marched ...

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