What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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I know that Sizemore is injured a lot. But he once and possibly still is one of the best players in baseball. And doesn't it seem like with his injury woes that would make a reasonable package more realistic? His contract is massive, and he may not be worth taking a chance. But what's your opinion, is he?
Actually according to Cot's Sizemore is under the last year of his contract, which is priced at 7.6 million. That is very reasonable. Something the Rangers may want to look into. Because we all know that Sizemore wont resign with the Indians after this year.
I don't know that we really have much of a need for him. He strikes me as similar to Josh Hamilton in the way that due to frequency of injuries we would be looking to move him to a corner spot and we already have 3 capable corner outfielders.
Can he pitch around 200 innings with a 1.20 WHIP and strike out 200 batters?
If not, what's the point?
I agree with that. But I do think that he is a good hitter for the top of the lineup at the leadoff spot, and we can drop Andrus to the bottom of the order. (Not that he needs to be dropped in the lineup). But baring any injures, wouldn't a lineup like that sound good. Plus, it adds another left handed bat, in a right handed dominant lineup.
CF Grady Sizemore (L)DH Michael Young (R)LF Josh Hamilton (L)3B Adrian Beltre (R)RF Nelson Cruz (R)2B Ian Kisnler (R)1B Mitch Moreland (L)C Yorvit Torrealba (R)SS Elvis Andrus (R)
Sizemore's got everything Borbon's got, and then some in my opinion.
If they did this they would probably try and work out a package deal for Fausto Carmona as well. I know people here hate Fausto and equate him to Feldman, but this makes the most sense.
I like adding Carmona to that deal. Good thought there.
I've actually been thinking about this idea for a month or so now. There's no way they will trade Sizemore until the last week of July when they are able to build as much value as possible for him. That said, it would be difficult to throw out any names to use in a deal for him because his future value is unknown. my only guess would be that Borbon would likely be included as one of the primary prospects, to make it basically a CF for CF swap with prospects going to Cleveland. I am definitely interested in this deal, especially if we could get him for an additional 2-3 years to keep Hambone in LF during that time.
at this point, any trade for Sizemore would be more of a salary dump for Cleveland than anything. He's got no more value than Michael Young. I would be happy to take a flier on him, but given his injuries the last few years plus his consistently regressing numbers, there's no chance I (nor any other MLB club) gives up something of value for him.
I love this idea. Sizemore would fit great in our lineup and the rangers would have the best outfield in baseball. The idians are gonna want to trade him because he won't be back next here and there gonna want to get something for him, there also rebuilding so thell take prospects in exchange for taking on some salary. He has one year left on his contract so if he doesn't work out, no big deal, he's goes. And the rangers would have borbon to fall back on. This is def one of those low risk high reward things. I would love to see a deal with sizemore and carmona too.
Coming off multiple down years and injuries I'd be more than surprised if he's anything above replacement level. I'd rather have David Murphy than Sizemore.
I'd value Burbon and Sizemore (if healthy) just about the same at this point in his career.
Or this may just be b/c I was burned by Sizemore in my keeper league and have researched him constantly for 3 years now. But honestly...stick a fork in him.
What about Carlos Beltran? he was hurt the last few years for the mets like Grady and when hes healthy hes one of the best CF in baseball i know he has a much higher salary then Grady Sizemore but the mets could eat most of that salary or the Rangers could take it all on and not give up any good prospects I belive this is his last year not sure about that though and I dont really know about his D but im sure his CF UZR is alot better then Murphys -80
The problem with Beltran is his knees. I've heard that he has almost no cartalidge left. The Mets are probably moving him to right this year (if he will do it) because of his knee issues. Sizemore is younger and has always been a superior athlete. That being said, the best way to predict future injury is to look at someone's injury history. Neither guy has a good track record, but since Sizemore is younger and cheaper I would prefer him to Beltran.
Sizemore is coming off of microfracture surgery, and was just cleared to begin "light jogging". Really, do some homework before throwing out video game trade ideas, K?
Bill James has...
Sizemore predicted for .265/.355/.455 line.Murphy predicted for .284/.350/.449
Don't see the need to take on all that risk when we already have the same player, a bit less speed though.
@joby- I agree, but it depends on what the risk is. If it's "the rangers have agreed to take on the full salary of Grady Sizemore in exchange for Craig Gentry" then it's not really much of a risk. I am on the pro grady Sizemore bandwagon if its just a 7.5mil one year addition to payroll. In no other case does it make sense.
Don't come in here and be smartass Rodeney, no need for that garbage.
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