Phillies Interested in Grady Sizemore

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Fri, June 20, 2014 05:24 PM | Comments: 3
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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.

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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    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.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    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.

  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    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..

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