Friday, November 11, 2011
Red Sox Have Contacted Grady Sizemore
As I pointed out the other day, the Red Sox are in need of a right fielder for 2012. I also pointed out that they have been extensively linked to Carlos Beltran. However, it has been reported that, while they are interested in Beltran, they have actually called Grazy Sizemore. Earlier in the offseason, the Indians declined Sizemore's $9 million option for the 2012 season, meaning he would likely be available for less than that. I think he is widely seen as a low-risk high-reward option, as he has been consistently injured since 2009. From 2005-2008, he put together 4 straight All-Star seasons in which he consistently batted over .265 with more than 20 home runs and 75 RBIs, as well as 20 steals. However, since then he has been much worse, going only .224/10/32 in 71 games this year. If the Red Sox were able to pick up on Sizemore and he could bat .250/20/65 with 20 steals, I would be very happy with this move.