MLB News: Mets “very interested” in Grady Sizemore

The New York Mets are reportedly hot on the trail of former Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore.

Sizemore is coming off a second microfracture knee surgery and is not expected to be healthy  — at the very least –until the middle of the 2013 season.

A three-time All-Star, Sizemore is entering his age-30s season. Sizemore hasn’t appeared in a major league game since September 22, 2011 and has hit .220 in just 104 games since the end of 2009, having his career limited by a bevy of health issues.

The Mets, providing quite the headline fodder this offseason, have spent their resources in locking David Wright up in an eight-year deal and trading away Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.

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  • I would enjoy very few things in life more than I would enjoy seeing the New York Mets pay him $5 mill to sit on the DL for the season.

  • JNeids

    I know this is complete Clevelandese, but watch him sign there (or anywhere else) and return to form.

  • mgbode

    as long as it’s not to a rival, then I will cheer for that to happen. or the 60-70% of form that he might have left.

  • JNeids

    Yeah I have no ill-will towards him. He didn’t do anything wrong except maybe not drink enough milk as a kid. I would root for him outside the ALC, but it would be tough to not get upset.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    That only happens in Cleveland! (Or seems to anyways)

  • Tim K.

    I wonder what Grady will be able to command on the open market. I’d also like to see him go on and have a few more good years in the bigs.

    I almost wonder if the Indians would give him a minor league offer for a low amount of money and not really plan for him to produce for the club, but be happy if he can…I guess it all depends on what other teams would be willing to offer him. My guess is not a lot after last year’s mishap. Either way, I wish him the best.

  • cmm13

    And if you are interested in this little broken down player from the 2000’s… might I also interest you in a Travis Hafner?

  • mgbode

    and, as a bonus, Pronk produces when he plays

  • cmm13

    “when he plays”

  • mgbode

    that’s why it was in there (though he also plays more often than Grady) 🙂

  • Garry_Owen

    I also play more often than Grady, though.

  • mgbode

    amazing that it’s only been 5 years since he won the GG and SS in the same year (’08).