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.