Jun 12, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Grady Sizemore (38) hits an RBI double during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Would Grady Sizemore Be Worth The Gamble For Seattle?


The Boston Red Sox released outfielder Grady Sizemore a few days ago and he has already drawn a tons of interest from MLB Teams. Sizemore was likely released because he was only hitting .216 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 52 games for the Red Sox. He has missed 104 games between 2010-2013 due to various injuries, including micro fracture surgery and sports hernia problems.

Many scouts and writers believe his best days are definitely behind him and this appears to be the beginning of the end for him. On the other hand there are some teams including the Philadelphia Phillies who believe he can make an impact in their clubhouse. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Phillies have expressed interest and have already reached out to outfielder Grady Sizemore.

Does he fit with Seattle? At this point, it is hard to believe he can make any impact on the Mariners especially since they currently sit only 8.0 games back in the American League West and a 38-36 record. Signing Sizemore wouldn’t be a huge risk since he would not cost very much to bring on, but it is hard to see how he would help right now. If Seattle does reach out it wouldn’t be surprising though since they could use some more depth in terms of outfielders.

If Seattle does indeed show any interest, it does show they are interested in being buyers before the trade deadline on instead of sellers. Right now, Endy Chavez, James Jones, and Dustin Ackley sit in the outfield for Seattle. They could use some more depth, but Sizemore may not be worth the gamble.

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  • maqman

    The team’s outfielders have only jointly accumulated 1.0 fWAR so far this season and rank 23rd in MLB. Saunders should be back before too long and eventually Hart will be ready to play, plus LoMo can play in the outfield too. The team doesn’t lack depth but they do lack production. James Jones is a big improvement over Almonte, who dragged the cumulative outfield offensive value down for much of the first two months of the season. They need Ackley and Saunders to be more productive or find someone who is. Unfortunately Sizemore hasn’t shown he’s their equal let alone a probable improvement.

    • Dedrick Hendrix

      I agree. I don’t think he would help Seattle in any way. Don’t see where he would fit in, besides like you said Saunders will be back soon. No need to worry. If they are gonna be buyers then get a higher profile outfielder.

      • maqman

        The Phillies have piece that might fit when they decide to cut back.

  • SZ4L

    Yes he’d be worth the gamble, but the Mariners won’t get him