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 finally return to his former self. To be fair, he’s only 30 years old, and he was still receiving major league offers as of 2012. Maybe he could be that diamond in the rough the Yankees are searching for.
At the beginning of 2009, Sizemore injured his left groin and left elbow in Spring Training. Throughout that season, Sizemore regressed to a .248/.343/.445 triple slash, and by the time the Indians were knocked out of a potential playoffs spot, he decided to end his season early.… Click here to read the rest