Low risk chance
A name from the past just might wind up surfacing as a potential boost to some club’s offense during the pennant race. Free-agent outfielder Grady Sizemore has been working out as he continues to recover from the microfracture knee surgery that caused him to miss last season with the Indians and is hoping to be ready to play after the All-Star break.
Sizemore has appeared in just 104 major-league games since the start of the 2010 season and hasn’t stayed healthy for a full year since 2008. However, he is still only 30 years old and averaged 5.0 WARP a season from 2005-08.
“I’d take a shot on him, let him try to work his way up through the minor leagues, see if he has anything left,” said an FOT from a contending team. “His talent was undeniable when he was healthy. “
Edd Roush (06-06-2013)
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
If I were the Reds, I'd give him a shot. Make him go through a try-out and sign him to a deal that requires him to show some spark in AAA first.
I really don't think you can count on Ludwick coming back and being the same player he was after shoulder surgery. It zaps power hitters power.
I'm fine with taking a flyer on Sizemore, but my gut tells me he is done.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Sizemore is too much of a risk. He hasn't played since 2011 and was never that good. He had some solid years but not enough talent imo to make a comeback.
Code:YEAR TEAM AGE G AB R H 2B 3B HR HR% RBI BB SO SB CS AVG SLG OBA OPS 2005 Indians 22 158 640 111 185 37 11 22 3.44 81 52 132 22 10 .289 .484 .348 .832 2006 Indians 23 162 655 134 190 53 11 28 4.27 76 78 153 22 6 .290 .533 .375 .907 2007 Indians 24 162 628 118 174 34 5 24 3.82 78 101 155 33 10 .277 .462 .390 .852 2008 Indians 25 157 634 101 170 39 5 33 5.21 90 98 130 38 5 .268 .502 .374 .876
I don't foresee Sizemore as outperforming anyone on our bench. The guy peaked at the age of 23 in 2006 then showed steady decline from there. He's 30 and hasn't played a full season since 2008. Why do you think he'll be effective? He only has name recognition.
Last edited by Trajinous; 06-06-2013 at 05:39 PM.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda