Showing posts with label Grady Sizemore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grady Sizemore. Show all posts

Monday, June 03, 2013

Mets Rumors: Some players that might be available soon, some might not

Mets Rumors:

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe,  It shouldn’t be long before a long list of teams start to inquire about free agent Grady Sizemore.   Sizemore has begun baseball activities after being sidelined by knee surgeries and so far he’s had no setbacks.

Cafardo suggests the Mets could be a fit as they are in need of outfield help.

The White Sox, Blue Jays, and Twins might hold some of this year's top trade chips.

 “Alex Rios, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and you can add Justin Morneau, are definitely the major guys scouts are focusing on,” said one AL GM.

The Mets could use anyone of those outfielders, especially Bautista, if they want to start rebuilding for next year..

Lets's Talk Stanton!

Giancarlo Stanton's hamstring injury should probably put any talk of a July trade to rest. "If they trade him in-season, they probably wouldn't get any major league talent," said one exec. "So given everything that's happened with their team and their attendance, are they really in a position to make a deal for him where they just get back prospects? Probably not." The exec concluded that the Marlins are better off waiting until the offseason and getting big league ready talent back for their star.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mets Rumors: Brian Wilson, Scott Hairston, Brandon Webb, Justin Upton, Grady Sizemore

Mets Rumors:

The Mets watched free agent reliever Brian Wilson this weekend, and weren’t impressed, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports.

The Mets don’t consider the rehabbing right-hander to be worthy of a big league deal at this point. Wilson, who’s recovering from Tommy John surgery, wasn’t interested in a minor league contract, according to Puma.

The Mets could watch him pitch later on, but right now he’s not physically ready in the view of Mets personnel. “He’s got a ways to go,” one person said. The Mets were known to have interest in Wilson.

It’s believed that the Mets countered Scott Hairston’s asking price of two years and $8MM with a one-year, $2MM offer, Puma reports. One source suggested to the Post that the Mets will find a way of adding an outfielder even if they don’t re-sign the free agent Hairston.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Rumor Mill: Grady Sizemore, Francisco Liriano, and Carl Pavano on Mets Radar

The Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. So far they have Mike Baxter, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda (wrist injury) and newly acquired Collin Cowhill, who are all mostly going to be platoon players.. The Mets are hitting the recycling bin once more by having interest in someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011,  former Indian Grady Sizemore..

SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets are “very interested” in free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore. The 30-year-old didn’t play at all with the Indians in 2012 and is expected to be out until midseason next year following microfracture surgery on his right knee in September, so patience will be required by any team that signs him.

After having micro-fracture surgery on both of his knees since 2010, his days as a center fielder are likely over. Chances are he’ll have to settle for a one-year deal with a low guarantee or possibly a minor league deal.

Sizemore's Career:
2004 21 CLE AL 43 159 138 15 34 6 2 4 24 2 0 14 34 .246
2005 22 CLE AL 158 706 640 111 185 37 11 22 81 22 10 52 132 .289
2006 23 CLE AL 162 751 655 134 190 53 11 28 76 22 6 78 153 .290
2007 24 CLE AL 162 748 628 118 174 34 5 24 78 33 10 101 155 .277
2008 25 CLE AL 157 745 634 101 170 39 5 33 90 38 5 98 130 .268
2009 26 CLE AL 106 503 436 73 108 20 6 18 64 13 8 60 92 .248
2010 27 CLE AL 33 140 128 15 27 6 2 0 13 4 2 9 35 .211
2011 28 CLE AL 71 295 268 34 60 21 1 10 32 0 2 18 85 .224
8 Yrs 892 4047 3527 601 948 216 43 139 458 134 43 430 816 .269
162 Game Avg. 162 735 641 109 172 39 8 25 83 24 8 78 148 .269
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 12/21/2012.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grady Sizemore officially signs with Indians

The Cleveland Indians make it official and have agreed to terms with the former all-star outfielder on a one-year, incentive-based contract.

It's a deal that could work for both sides if he can stay healthy and on the field.

The Indians declined a $9 million option for 2012 last month on Sizemore, who has undergone five surgeries the past two years and has only played in 210 games the last three seasons because of injuries. Sizemore reportedly drew interest as a free agent from several other teams, but decided to come back to Cleveland.

Sizemore's base salary in 2012 will be $5-million and he can make another $4-million based on plate appearances. The deal also includes an awards package that includes $500,000 if Sizemore is selected comeback player of the year.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Grady Sizemore appears to be headed back to Indians

Grady Sizemore appears to be headed back to the Indians and will keep his current address.

The free-agent outfielder is in serious discussions with his previous team, according to his agent, Joe Urbon.

“Grady has maintained that he would welcome a return to the Indians,” Urbon said. “Our efforts right now are to see if we can make that happen.”

The talks accelerated Friday, with the two sides exchanging proposals. Sizemore pulled back from his discussions with other clubs to try to get a deal with the Indians, multiple sources said, and could make a decision this weekend.

By staying with the Indians, Sizemore would remain with the doctors and trainers who know him best. He would sign a one-year contract, attempt to keep his knees healthy and try to better position himself for another crack at free agency next offseason.

Other than the Indians, the Phillies, Cubs and Rockies have been the most aggressive teams on Sizemore, sources said. The Indians had been pressing him for an answer, knowing they might need to move on to other pursuits.

Sizemore became a free agent after the Indians declined his $9 million club option. He is expected to receive a much lower guarantee in this contract, but with incentives that could push its total to approximately the same value as the option or beyond.

Friday, November 04, 2011

2012 Mets Free Agent Focus: Center Field - Pagan Out, New Candidates In

Pagan has dropped the ball
According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, there is a uncertainty of Angel Pagan’s future with the Mets since his attempt to be Carlos Beltran’s replacement last season.

The team is still debating whether to cut ties with its center fielder.

If they decide to proceed without him, the Mets could shop Pagan and, if that fails, nontender him. In that scenario, which has been a solid possibility since midsummer, the Mets will likely seek a strong fielder - and an affordable one.

Team insiders - While noting that Pagan might still return, have not shot down the notion, and point out that Ankiel, the free agent who earned $1.5 million last season with the Washington Nationals, might be precisely the type of short-term replacement for Pagan that the Mets are seeking.

The difference in salary between Pagan, 30, and an alternative such as Ankiel is key. The Mets are trying to cut payroll by about $30 million, a project that requires trimming around many edges. Pagan is talented and enjoyed a breakout year in 2010, but will likely be awarded about $5 million in salary arbitration this winter.

Ankiel, 32, batted .239 last season, with a .296 on-base percentage and a cannon arm in the outfield. The offensive numbers are far from quality, but Pagan’s on-base percentage was just .322, he pursued fly balls in circuitous fashion and lobbed them toward the infield, all while alienating his manager and many teammates with what they perceived as a sour disposition.

Several times last season Terry Collins tried to connect with Pagan, calling him into the office and asking why he was sulking. A positive clubhouse presence the year before, Pagan seem troubled by his dip in performance in 2011. Although he enjoyed a far better season at the plate than Ankiel did, some Mets officials strongly believe that Pagan will not be a good fit next year.

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, 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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