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Report: Rockies express interest in Grady Sizemore

Nov 12, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

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Add another team to the list of those who might be willing to take a chance on Grady Sizemore.

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have expressed interest in Sizemore. Of course, “expressed interest” is a familiar and vague piece of Hot Stove jargon, so it’s not clear if they have actually reached out to the agent for the free agent outfielder.

While Sizemore is on Colorado’s radar, Renck says it’s unlikely they will intensify their efforts until they exhaust all options on a possible trade for Atlanta’s Martin Prado. The Rockies also have Dexter Fowler locked in as their center fielder and presumably Carlos Gonzalez in right, so Sizemore would have to be amenable to a move to left field.

The Indians declined Sizemore’s $9 million club option for 2012 late last month. The Red Sox have already contacted him in recent days while the Phillies, Nationals, Mets and Athletics have also been mentioned as possibilities. Most expect the 29-year-old will sign a one-year, incentive-laden deal in hopes of reestablishing his value before testing the free agent market again next offseason.

  1. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 12, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    It’s not like this is a surprise. I would think every single team would take a chance if he was at the 5-7 mil for one year range.

    • danielcp0303 - Nov 12, 2011 at 3:19 PM

      Agreed. If he can return to half of what he was, it’s worth the risk.

    • Travis Reitsma - Nov 12, 2011 at 3:29 PM

      If he stays on the field his value is tremendous. He can definitely hit enough to play in a corner spot and there’s also less risk of injury there. He could also go from being a good defensive CFer to an elite defensive corner player. I agree that pretty much every team should be in on a player of this calibre for a one-year deal. If Berkman got $8-million ahead of last season with St. Louis, I’d imagine Sizemore could command around that as well.

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