Found November 02, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
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 Indians failed to exercise their option on outfielder Grady Sizemore, who, at 29, was once one of the game’s blossoming stars, but only played in 210 games the past three seasons. A gamble, no question, but a thought keeps running through my head: What if he pans out? Burdened by knee and abdominal injuries the past three years, Sizemore hit just .234 last summer, but prior to that was a three time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner. That’s a substantial resume; certainly better than any other Mets’ outfielder. He could be signed to a short-term deal loaded with incentives, but there’s a big u...

The Grady Sizemore in Cleveland era has come to an end

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,...

Red Sox interested in OF Sizemore?

The Boston Red Sox intend to explore the possibility of signing free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday. Sizemore became a free agent Monday when the Cleveland Indians declined his $9 million option for 2012. He is coming off three injury-riddled seasons due to knee ailments that included microfracture surgery. Sizemore, 29, has missed 276 games...

Sizmore, Indians agree to deal

The Cleveland Indians have re-signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a 1-year, incentive-based contract, bringing back the former All-Star who hasn't been able to stay on the field for three years. 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...

Indians Kick Grady Sizemore to the Curb

Not long ago, Grady Sizemore was the most popular man in Cleveland. Today, the Cleveland Indians let him go after declining a $9 million option. Once upon a time, that $9 million option appeared to be a no-brainer. However, things changed. And Injuries happened. In the last two seasons, Sizemore has only plays in 104 games. Additionally, his level of play has deteriorated. The former...

McCullough: Mets will not target Sizemore

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. Tweet

Scribbles in Terry Pluto's Tribe notebook about Derek Lowe, Grady Sizemore and the Cleveland Indians' starting rotation

1. I received a few emails from fans wondering why the Indians would want a 38-year-old Derek Lowe. Why pick up $5 million of his $15 million salary for a pitcher who was 9-17 with a 5.17 ERA for...

Grady Sizemore may be right fit

The Red Sox are looking for a right fielder to replace J.D. Drew. Yesterday, Grady Sizemore became an intriguing...

Quicks hits from GM Chris Antonetti on Grady Sizemore, Fausto Carmona and Derek Lowe

GM Chris Antonetti flew to Grady Sizemore's home in Scottsdale, Ariz.., to tell the Indians would not pick up his option for 2012.

Hot Stove Round-Up: Red Sox could explore Sizemore

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...

Hot Stove Round-Up: Phils & Sizemore, Reds and Reyes

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 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...

SF Giants Rumors: Beltran, Crawford, Crisp, Sizemore And Brown Update

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...

Antonetti: Tough Decisions Being Made, Goals Being Reached

Following a weekend that was dominated by football both extremely fortunate and abhorrently banal, the Cleveland Indians took over the headlines following their decision to part ways (at least in the meantime) with longtime outfielder Grady Sizemore while bolstering their rotation via the likes of Fausto Carmona’s club option and trading for veteran right-hander Derek Lowe. Addressing...
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