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Burkhardt: Mets Very Interested in Grady Sizemore

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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:03 PM

Burkhardt: Mets Very Interested in Grady Sizemore 


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Heard the #Mets are very interested in Grady Sizemore. He's coming off microfracture surgery, but I would def take a shot w him.

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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:11 PM

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his last good season was 2008.  he's a lottery ticket I guess.  if the investment is low enough, go for it as long as there are no expectations that he's going to hold down one OF spot.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:12 PM

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This is interesting, provided they did have genuine interest. You'd give yourself a 1st half of Nieuwenhuis/Cowgill - to see how it works out.

If it bombs, then Sizemore might be ready to come back by mid-season.

He's healthy, and capable of playing CF? By all means.....and by no means am I dismissing the severity of microfracture surgery.

Just that even if he's not, then you have 2 corner spots filled by guys just as questionable. Duda's got a lot to prove, himself - provided he's out in LF.

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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:12 PM

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Yes please. Too bad he doesn't bat right handed.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:23 PM

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throughthewickets wrote: Yes please. Too bad he doesn't bat right handed.
I keep seeing similar comments.  The Mets are so far away from having the luxury of being concerned with handedness right now.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:25 PM

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I saw that on twitter too. I'd do it , why not take a shot? Something has to really work out for us oe of these days right? Right!?

In all seriousness, it's a low risk move, with possible decent upside. So why not?
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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:34 PM

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MLB minimum with an option year (no buyout) would be good.

The Mets can offer him something that no other team can - the chance to win any of three OF spots where your biggest competitor is Colin Cowbell.

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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:39 PM

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Wow.  Apparently he had microfracture surgery on his left knee in June 2010...and now had it on his right knee in September 2012.  I would assume you would need to sign him to a one year + option kind of deal?  What would be the point of signing him for one year when he won't be back for most of the season?

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Posted: 12/20/2012 3:46 PM

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I'd love to have him, but i thought he was a no go for 2013?


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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:02 PM

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RSVandy wrote: MLB minimum with an option year (no buyout) would be good.

The Mets can offer him something that no other team can - the chance to win any of three OF spots where your biggest competitor is Colin Cowbell.
Yeah, it has to have a team option for 2014, otherwise you are providing a tryout like we did with Capuano.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:04 PM

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DuffyDyer wrote:
throughthewickets wrote: Yes please. Too bad he doesn't bat right handed.
I keep seeing similar comments.  The Mets are so far away from having the luxury of being concerned with handedness right now.
Considering they have four halves of platoons, I disagree. They should absolutely have a preference for a RH OF bat. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't sign a LH one that could be an upgrade. I'd take a flier on Sizemore. I'd just be happier about it if he hit RH.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:08 PM

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throughthewickets wrote:
DuffyDyer wrote:
throughthewickets wrote: Yes please. Too bad he doesn't bat right handed.
I keep seeing similar comments.  The Mets are so far away from having the luxury of being concerned with handedness right now.
Considering they have four halves of platoons, I disagree. They should absolutely have a preference for a RH OF bat. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't sign a LH one that could be an upgrade. I'd take a flier on Sizemore. I'd just be happier about it if he hit RH.
sure, they can use another RHed platoon OF bat, but they really need one OFer who can play everyday and it doesn't matter which way he hits.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:13 PM

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At no point during Obama's first term was Sizemore healthy AND good.

The Indians paid him $5M for zero plate appearances in 2012.  That's infinity dollars per PA.

Why bother unless it's on a minor league deal?
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:39 PM

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MookieLJL wrote: At no point during Obama's first term was Sizemore healthy AND good.

The Indians paid him $5M for zero plate appearances in 2012.  That's infinity dollars per PA.

Why bother unless it's on a minor league deal?

I couldn't agree more.  We have no money to spend so anything spent on this guy is simply wasted.  He is out until mid season, by which point the Mets will be out of it, and they probably couldn't get much in return via trade at the deadlione unless he makes a miraculous return given his injury history and recent poor performances. 

With the shape of the Mets OF, they don't have time to float hopes and dreams out there on a player who has been useless for years.  Move on and look for a real solution/stopgap because it isn't Sizemore.  The "braintrust" needs to find a healthy Ludwick, Willingham or Ross not add another broken toy and pray.

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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:46 PM

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danteipp wrote:
MookieLJL wrote: At no point during Obama's first term was Sizemore healthy AND good.

The Indians paid him $5M for zero plate appearances in 2012.  That's infinity dollars per PA.

Why bother unless it's on a minor league deal?

I couldn't agree more.  We have no money to spend so anything spent on this guy is simply wasted.  He is out until mid season, by which point the Mets will be out of it, and they probably couldn't get much in return via trade at the deadlione unless he makes a miraculous return given his injury history and recent poor performances. 

With the shape of the Mets OF, they don't have time to float hopes and dreams out there on a player who has been useless for years.  Move on and look for a real solution/stopgap because it isn't Sizemore.  The "braintrust" needs to find a healthy Ludwick, Willingham or Ross not add another broken toy and pray.
That's why it would need to be one year + option, I would think.  He basically gets a try out whenever he can make it back this season...if he's healthy and looking good, the Mets have the rights to him in 2014 with that option.

Essentially, it's a move for 2014, not 2013.

If it's for 2013 only, I don't see the point either...unless he's recovering way more quickly than expected.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:52 PM

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danteipp wrote:
MookieLJL wrote: At no point during Obama's first term was Sizemore healthy AND good.

The Indians paid him $5M for zero plate appearances in 2012.  That's infinity dollars per PA.

Why bother unless it's on a minor league deal?

I couldn't agree more.  We have no money to spend so anything spent on this guy is simply wasted.  He is out until mid season, by which point the Mets will be out of it, and they probably couldn't get much in return via trade at the deadlione unless he makes a miraculous return given his injury history and recent poor performances. 

With the shape of the Mets OF, they don't have time to float hopes and dreams out there on a player who has been useless for years.  Move on and look for a real solution/stopgap because it isn't Sizemore.  The "braintrust" needs to find a healthy Ludwick, Willingham or Ross not add another broken toy and pray.
yeah but this is going to be another winter of the Mets "being connected" to almost every remaining FA and "waiting for asking prices to drop" etc.  get used to it, esp with the media trying to fill column space...
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Posted: 12/20/2012 5:46 PM

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RSVandy wrote: MLB minimum with an option year (no buyout) would be good.

The Mets can offer him something that no other team can - the chance to win any of three OF spots where your biggest competitor is Colin Cowbell.
+1
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Posted: 12/20/2012 6:23 PM

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RSVandy wrote: MLB minimum with an option year (no buyout) would be good.

The Mets can offer him something that no other team can - the chance to win any of three OF spots where your biggest competitor is Colin Cowbell.

Completely agree with the contract, nothing to lose here. He can be sold on a 1 year deal I'm sure, and if he has a monster year he'll go elsewhere, but that's OK.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 6:49 PM

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I'd be more enthusiastic if he was ready for the start of the season. He's likely out until the ASB at least. Any deal would have to be a multi-year with a favorable team option.

But I am intrigued...


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Posted: 12/20/2012 9:03 PM

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Seems like no-risk. If he comes back in June and has a productive month, he might even be able to bring back a piece at the trade deadline.

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