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Phillies Interested in Grady Sizemore

Outfielder Grady Sizemore cleared waivers and has become a free agent. According to Jon Heyman, the 31-year old former All-Star Outfielder is drawing interest from the Phillies. Sizemore hit .216/.288/.324 with two homers in his first Major League action since 2011 for the Red Sox. For a time, Sizemore was one of the most electric center fielders in baseball but had been hobbled by back and knee injuries.

Analysis: The Phillies are creeping into contention with an outfield that currently lacks a left fielder. Would Sizemore be that person to put them in the driver’s seat headed into the All-Star break? Probably not, but he is certainly a worthwhile addition to a bench that lacks left-handed power.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. bacardipr05

    June 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    This is probably more of a project type. At this point probably stick him in AAA to see what he can do. Right now he is only just marginally better than Gwynn Jr.

  2. Hogey's Role

    June 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I’d sign him, what Do we have to lose

  3. Chuck A.

    June 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I agree with all previous posters so far on this thread. Sign him cheap, stick him in AAA and maybe it will pan out. If not, then no big deal.

  4. bacardipr05

    June 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    The hobbled part is my main concern. It seems its more due to injuries than fading or temp loss ok skill.

  5. George

    June 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I’m sure there are other teams who are also interested in Sizemore. I doubt anyone will give him a major league contract, though.

    From what I’ve read, Sizemore’s defense isn’t what it used to be, and he’s obviously had some problems hitting this year. He’s worth a look, but not at a bidding war’s inflated price, and not as a major leaguer at present. If he’s willing sign a small contract and to play AAA for a while to prove he’s healthy and effective, fine. If not, he can sign somewhere else.

  6. Brooks

    June 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I’d sign him too – why not? Stick him in the minors for a bit and see whta happens.

    • DavidE

      June 21, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Not interested in Sizemore. There is always talent that is available. The question is which players to take a chance on. At some point, Ruf will be off the injured list and I would rather have Darin Ruf than Grady Sizemore. If I didn’t know why his production had faltered, it would be interesting to take a chance. But we all know that he has been banged up.

  7. Jacob Muran

    June 21, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I’m not depending on Ruf for anything.. That guy can’t even play the OF..

  8. Andrew from waldorf

    June 21, 2014 at 3:23 am

    If this team is going to get lucky and keep working miracles and somehow win this division.

    It is going to take something like signing Sizemore and he turns into a bonafide out fielder.

    Nothing to lose.

    So why not.

  9. Ken Bland

    June 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

    It is downright hilarious the way people think (cough, cough) that Grady Sizemore is gonna accept a minor league deal and switch leagues to play for a franchise that he MIGHT have some connection to.

    The chances of him doing that aren’t too different than when Angel Pagan was a free agent and people thought he was a Phillies candidate.

    Sizemore will PROBABY get a major league deal. It will probably be an AL deal, where he can additionally task as a DH.

    If he doesn’t get an MLB deal, he’ll stay in the Red Sox organization in all likelihood.

    For the Phils to sign him, he’d have to get a major league deal. Is it worth it? He’d cost the minimum, so in that narrow regard, yes. Is he bet5ter than what you have? Priobably not at this time. After a full year after sitting out 2 or 3, maybe he is closer to a groove.

    Pressed, I’d lean toward a Jason Bay in progress, but it’s intruiging. But he’s not signing no minor league deal with no Phillies. Book it.

    Helluva player at one time..

    • yoke

      July 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

      It’s nice to be able to return to our ‘bold assedbackward” comments.

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