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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Grady Sizemore leaning towards the Nationals?

For the past three seasons, injuries have derailed Grady Sizemore’s once-electric career. From 2005 to 2008, he had more wins above replacement, according to FanGraphs.com, than all but three major league players.

Since 2009, he has hit .234/.314/.413 while fighting injuries to both knees and his lower abdominal muscles.

I am a big proponent in bringing in Grady Sizemore to the Mets to play Center Field if he can prove that he is healthy.

I read a article in The Washington Post that has me believe that Sizemore could be a member of the Nationals in the near future.

The article says,  "(Sizemore) He’s open to anything,” said Urbon, who is part of CAA Sports (Sports Agency). “He’s not limiting his choices at all.”, but Adam Kilgore outlines that:
The Nationals have not indicated if they will pursue Sizemore in free agency, but they have identified filling their need in center fielder as a top priority.

Sizemore is one of the best, though riskiest, free agents available. Sizemore’s injury history is a significant issue – he has played in 210 games over the past three seasons. But Sizemore, 28, became one of the best players before injuries befell him in 2009.

Urbon said “a number of clubs” have contacted him with interest in Sizemore since Monday, when teams could begin limited contact with agents regarding other teams’ free agents.

Urbon did not feel at liberty to share which teams had contacted him about Sizemore, but “CAA has a solid relationship with Mike Rizzo and the Lerner family,” Urbon said. “I’ll leave it at that.” CAA represents several Nationals players, including Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan, Drew Storen and Ross Detwiler.

Still I hope the Mets make a play for him, but the Mets may have those odds stacked up against them...

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