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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Indians re-sign Grady Sizemore

Even as other teams made him offers, Grady Sizemore knew there was only one that made sense for him.

He still belonged with the Indians.

“I wasn’t ready to say goodbye and move on,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Indians re-signed Sizemore to a one-year, incentive-based contract, bringing the oft-injured former All-Star outfielder back for another chance to become the electrifying player whose career has been derailed the past three seasons by injuries and surgeries.

Sizemore’s journey into free agency didn’t take him every far.

Although there were “good offers from good organizations,” Sizemore decided to stay with the one that has patiently waited for him to get healthy. “They know me better than anybody,” Sizemore said.

Thanks to Cheto.

Repoz Posted: November 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: November 24, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#4000470)
They call it an incentive-based contract, but it's $5MM guaranteed.

I hope he's worth it. But...we're getting to the point where he's just too far removed from being a good player.
   2. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: November 24, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#4000480)
Year   Age  Tm  Lg   G   PA   AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS OPS+   TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB  Pos       Awards
2004    21 CLE  AL  43  159  138  15  34   6  2   4  24   2  0  14  34 .246 .333 .406 .739   97   56   0   5  0  2   0                 8
2005    22 CLE  AL 158  706  640 111 185  37 11  22  81  22 10  52 132 .289 .348 .484 .832  123  310  17   7  5  2   1   
*8       MVP-23
2006    23 CLE  AL 162  751  655 134 190  53 11  28  76  22  6  78 153 .290 .375 .533 .907  133  349   2  13  1  4   8 
*8/D     ASMVP-11
2007    24 CLE  AL 162  748  628 118 174  34  5  24  78  33 10 101 155 .277 .390 .462 .852  123  290   3  17  0  2   9 
*8/D   ASMVP-12GG
2008    25 CLE  AL 157  745  634 101 170  39  5  33  90  38  5  98 130 .268 .374 .502 .876  133  318   5  11  0  2  14 
*8/D ASMVP-10GGSS
2009    26 CLE  AL 106  503  436  73 108  20  6  18  64  13  8  60  92 .248 .343 .445 .788  110  194   4   4  2  1   1                8D
2010    27 CLE  AL  33  140  128  15  27   6  2   0  13   4  2   9  35 .211 .271 .289 .560   58   37   1   2  0  1   0                 8
2011    28 CLE  AL  71  295  268  34  60  21  1  10  32   0  2  18  85 .224 .285 .422 .706   95  113   4   6  0  3   1                8D
8 Seasons          892 4047 3527 601 948 216 43 139 458 134 43 430 816 .269 .357 .473 .830  120 1667  36  65  8 17                    34
162 Game Avg
.      162  735  641 109 172  39  8  25  83  24  8  78 148 .269 .357 .473 .830  120  303   7  12  1  3                     6 


good for Grady, but that's kinda pricey it seems to me... stats from his bbref page
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 24, 2011 at 02:35 AM (#4000493)
But think about Grady's Ladies!
   4. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: November 24, 2011 at 02:43 AM (#4000495)
Grady turns 30 next August, fwiw...
   5. JuanGone..except1game Posted: November 24, 2011 at 03:20 AM (#4000514)
Unfortunately, Grady as my 2nd favorite Indian all-time (Lofton) may be the great dissapointment of my sports watching life. It wasn't like he was just some prospect who failed, but Indians fans like myself watched him morph from his trade to the Indians until he had realistic yearly comps to friggin' Duke Snider. Now he's unfortunately turned into our version of Tony Conigliaro but with a less dramatic injury event. Here's hoping that he can at least stay healthy for a period but I won't lie that I'm not ready to quit him yet.
   6. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: November 24, 2011 at 01:39 PM (#4000611)
The thing that concerns me about Sizemore is that his last couple of years have not been very good (small sample size and injuries acknowledged). I don't see him enough to know how big an impact the injuries are having on performance and if he is going to be able to bounce back but he's not a guy who played great for 60-70 games but then got hurt.

I'd love to see him bounce back though. He was a hell of a player and seemed from afar like a really easy guy to root for.
   7. scotto Posted: November 24, 2011 at 04:47 PM (#4000647)
Now he's unfortunately turned into our version of Tony Conigliaro but with a less dramatic injury event. Here's hoping that he can at least stay healthy for a period but I won't lie that I'm not ready to quit him yet.

Good for him and the Indians. I hope he's 1970 Tony C. for the next couple of years.
   8. RobertMachemer Posted: November 24, 2011 at 05:38 PM (#4000666)
Pete Reiser.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: November 24, 2011 at 07:47 PM (#4000692)
looking at those stats, why isn't there anyone claiming he must have lied about his age, if he was about three to five years older than his listed age, those numbers looks somewhat in line with what you would expect.

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