Found November 03, 2011 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
As open bidding for free agents began at 12:01 am this morning, here is the latest buzz from the MLB Hot Stove:
The Phillies will likely look in to signing free-agent OF Grady Sizemore, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.
The Reds will probably not pursue Jose Reyes, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have agreed to a new deal with former Met Henry Blanco.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle says Coco Crisp‘s agent doesn’t expect an offer to return to the A’s.
Michael Baron: While Crisp possesses speed and could certainly provide a boost to the top of the lineup (especially if Jose Reyes doesn’t return), I don’t think he’s a fit. Crisp doesn’t hit for much power and for a guy who needs to utilize his legs in order to be successful, he doesn’t get on base very much either. On top of that, he’s going to be 32 next year so his speed will likely start to diminish as the season progresses.
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Grady Sizemore should be another strong reminder that the players we root for no matter how amazing they may seem to us–will only temporary diversions in our lives following sports.
A lot of people think the Sizemore era ended this past Monday when the Indians declined to pick up the outfielder’s 2012 option. If that was the official ending, the unofficial ending came many, many...
Reports have been circulating the rumor mill about the Red Sox having interest in often-injured outfielder Grady Sizemore. According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, Sizemore would be interested in a corner outfield position if it is the right fit.
Now, the question remains, is Sizemore the right fit? There is an argument to be made for both sides.
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You knew this would happen of course- “The Red Sox are looking for a right fielder to replace J.D. Drew. Yesterday, Grady Sizemore became an intriguing option that the...
Well, that is very interesting. Yes, Grady Sizemore has had a few bad seasons filled with tons of injuries. But, on an incentive-based deal. They can’t really lose THAT much. Signing him to that time of deal has a lot of upside and not as much upside.
The Mets have made a string of bad signings when it comes to aging, injured, unproductive or otherwise scarred players. Moises Alou, Julio Franco, Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo and Guillermo Mota. We could spend all day adding to the list.
It isn’t a great free-agent market, but there’s a name on the list worth rolling the dice with despite his recent injury history. The Cleveland...
As a baseball blogger you get a unique perspective into the way your team’s fan base thinks, how they react to certain ideas, and perhaps most important, what really pisses them off. One thing I’ve noticed about Nats fans, which I’ve never really understood, is how much they really hate failed experiments. So much to the point, that they sometimes can get aggravated over the...
If having a Gold Glove is now a requirement for playing in the Red Sox outfield, Grady Sizemore might be the guy to fill the void in right field. Now that Jacoby Ellsbury has won his, the Sox are 2-for-2 with Gold Glove outfielders in Ellsbury and Carl Crawford. With J.D. Drew's contract expiring after the 2011 season, the Boston Herald is reporting that the Red Sox could have...
With the exclusivity period for teams to negotiate with their own free agents expiring tomorrow at 11:59 PM ET, here is a quick round-up of hot stove news and rumors making their way around MLB today:
Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox are expected to explore signing free agent OF Grady Sizemore as a right field option.
The Yankees announced they have reached...
In a report for the Washington Post, Adam Kilgore says free agent OF Grady Sizemore is open to playing any outfield position, and not just centerfield.
“He’s open to anything,” said his agent, Joe Urbon, “He’s not limiting his choices at all.”
Kilgore says addressing centerfield is a top priority for the Nationals, although Urbon says several clubs have contacted him...
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says the San Francisco Giants need to sign outfielder Carlos Beltran. He’s the fourth best hitter in the free agent market.
Shea believes the Giants can go with Brandon Crawford at shortstop with Beltran, Buster Posey, Freddy Sanchez and a in-shape Aubrey Huff in the lineup. Let’s not forget about Pablo Sandoval either!
Now for the...
It is well known that outside of an outside shot at resigning Jose Reyes, the Mets will not be a major player in any of the other franchise players who hit the market this offseason. The Omar Minaya days of signing the biggest name on the market have come and gone—to some fan’s glee and to other’s dismay.
So rather than lament the fact that there will not be a shiny, new toy...