It’s been a while since Grady Sizemore‘s name was relevant in baseball. Back in those days, he was one of the brightest young outfielders in the game. By 25 years old, Sizemore accumulated three All Star appearances, two gold gloves, and one silver slugger. He could field, he could hit, he could take walks, and he could steal bases. This is the Sizemore that we remember. I’ve heard numerous fans calling for the Yankees to sign Sizemore off the scrap heap. Amongst these fans, there’s an idea that after three years of baseball damnation, the outfielder could be ready to Continue reading Grady Sizemore And The Yankees
Via MLBTR we stumble across this tweet by Marc Carig: Boras says Andruw Jones, as expected, has undergone a knee procedure. Has spoken with the Yankees about a return. Was a good fit. That about sums it up. An Andruw Jones/New York Yankees reunion would make all the sense in the world. The Yankees always need a lefty-mashing extra bat and Jones fits that to a t. He crushes southpaws and won’t embarrass himself in the field. Usually with deals like this, I’m tempted to say that it’s better to let the player go a year early than a year Continue reading Outfield Notes: Jones and Sizemore
(Hey, all you people that tryin’ to sleep, I’m out to make it with my Midnight Tweets) SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman Chuck greenberg is out as texas rangers managing partner after 7 mnths. Jeff wilson, ft. worth star-telegram, 1st suggested chuck greenberg managed to upset a lot of people as managing partner but undoing came after he upset nolan ryan (sources) Deadspin The Yankees Were Last On Cliff Lee’s Wish List deadspin.com BloggingBombers Ivan Nova, on whether the wind was blowing out on Jose Bautista’s homer: “If I strike him out, the wind doesn’t matter.” NYPost_Kernan #Yankees Phil Hughes: “cutter was Continue reading Midnight Tweets (updates on Chuck Greenberg, Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore)
With the start of the regular season less than one week away, I’m starting to wrap up my series on players to watch outside of Yankee-land. Today, we’ll swing into the NL Central: At Target Field, it’s time to put up or shut up for Delmon Young. After lot’s of minor league hype and a respectable showing in 131 ABs in ’06 (.343 wOBA, 4.4 UZR), Young’s fallen off a bit. His wOBAs from ’07-’09 were .315, .324, and .312. This is not what Minnesota expected when they traded Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett to the (Devil) Rays for Young. Continue reading Players to Watch, AL Central
From Jim Ingraham: This much we know for sure: Sizemore has signed his last contract with the Indians. There is no reason to believe when Sizemore becomes a free agent after the 2012 season he won’t leave whatever team he is with and sign a monstrous contract with one of the big-market teams. The Yankees, who will need a new center fielder by then, are one team that comes to mind. The only question regarding the Sizemore era in Cleveland is how much longer it will last. With the Indians looking primed to be a losing club for the duration Continue reading Should The Yankees Pursue Grady Sizemore?