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The annual Grady Sizemore watch has begun

Nov 19, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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Grady Sizemore hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2011. He hasn’t played a full season since 2008. His was a promising career that just crashed due to injuries.

But for all that lost time, he’s still only 31. And he’s supposed to be healthy by spring training. Against that backdrop Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Sizemore is drawing “a lot of interest.”

I get excited each year when I hear that Sizemore is working out, getting healthy and all of that. Then I get sad when, as he always does, he has setbacks or other injuries.  Here’s hoping that he can at least sang a spring training invite this year, make it through February and March healthy and play some big league ball this year.

  1. yondo123 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Razor Sizemore – sign with the Yanks as an Spring Training invitee

  2. paperlions - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    This is like that little dude on Charlie Brown that always sits in a field and awaits the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. Waiting for something that is never going to happen.

    • spudchukar - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      Pretty sure that little dude is Linus. Wouldn’t mind the Cards taking a flyer on Sizemore, if they spend more/players elsewhere for a SS, if they could get him for a couple of years around 5 mil., assuming he still has the skills to play CF, which believe he can do.

      Plus, the Great Pumpkin is coming, just wait until October 2014.

      • scatterbrian - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        A couple years around $5M? No one is committing $5M to this guy. He’ll get a one-year, incentive-based deal….perhaps with an option.

      • paperlions - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

        Indeed, he’ll probably be lucky to get a major league deal. Why would you give him a 40-man spot until you know he can play more than 3 days without going on the DL again?

      • spudchukar - Nov 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        Well, maybe you are correct about the interest in him. I was assuming the post was correct about “multiple” teams showing interest. Silly me.

  3. Old Gator - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Isn’t that the same watch Bruce Willis’ dad hid up his sphincter in Pulp Fiction?

    • dinofrank60 - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      It was Christopher Walken, but still one of the greatest scenes in movie history no matter who hid it!

      Why? Graphic act, without having to show it in any time frame!

      • Old Gator - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        No no no, check the dialogue (it’s been published). Walken was a co-POW of Willis’ dad, who died after entrusting Walking to bring it home to his son. Walken tells Willis, who is only a child (and is not seen – you’re watching Walken through his eyes), how his dad preserved the watch for him. But regardless, yeah, it’s one of the greatest scenes in movie history, no argument there.

      • jaturso - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Actually, it was both of them.

        “The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He’d be damned if any greasy *derogatory term for Vietnamese* was gonna put their greasy yella hands on his boy’s birthright. So, he hid it, in the one place he knew he could hide something, his ass. 5 long years, he wore this watch. Up his ass. Then, he died of dysentery – give me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass – two years.”

      • jaturso - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        *greasy* should only be there once, the second time.. **EDIT FUNCTION**

  4. holleywood9 - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Come on cubs do something… There’s nothing else to look forward to

    • Old Gator - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Sure there is. There’s a Giordano’s pizzeria a short walk from Wriggeley Field, and there’s a stuffed spinach special with your name on it waiting for you there.

      • happytwinsfan - Nov 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

        they stuff the crust with spinach? please detail. chicago ain’t that far from here and i got relatives in northwest indiana

      • happytwinsfan - Nov 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        trade you a lutefisk recipe. i assume gators like fish.

      • Old Gator - Nov 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM

        Fresh fish.

      • Old Gator - Nov 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM

        happy: yeah, the damned thing looks more like a tomato cheesecake than a pizza pie. They line a deep dish pan with the pizza dough, fill it up to the rim with an amazing multi-cheese, spinach, herb and garlic mixture, then, in effect, top if with a pizza (and a great one to boot), crust and all, and bake it. It’s huge – you cut into it like you would a cake. The crust comes out crunchy all around. Dear Buddha….

      • happytwinsfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

        thanks. hmm maybe if i double up my cholestrol med

  5. braddavery - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I simply don’t understand how it is possible for a 28 year old to miss two full seasons without having a career threatening injury. His injuries have not been so terrible as to keep him off the field for more than 2 full years. I just don’t get what is going on with him.

  6. frankyvito - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I used to say, “if Chipper Jones could just play 140 games…” by the end, it never happened. I used to say, “if Yao Ming & McGrady could just stay healthy…” Nope. You catch my drift… This isn’t happening either.

  7. bigharold - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    It too bad, Sizemore was supposed to be the next big thing. The next time somebody suggest that the Angels should sign Mike Trout to a 10-12 year contract now, while he’s young, they should think of Grady Sizemore.

  8. stephenolszewski - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    He’s still not healthy after all this time off ? Sheesh

  9. markofapro - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    He should hold out for a $305 million deal.

    • yahmule - Nov 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      He has just as much chance as Cano.

  10. mediocrebob - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Isn’t he the next Mickey Mantle though?

  11. mtr75 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    He’s going to sing at spring training this year?

    • shawnuel - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      Oh….he’s not just going to sing…..he’s going to SANG!

  12. sfm073 - Nov 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Microfracture surgery most certainly can be career ending. Just ask Tracy McGrady.

  13. yahmule - Nov 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    The bright side is, at 31, this is the last time the annual Grady Sizemore article will end by reminding us that “he’s still only X years old.”

  14. larjones64 - Nov 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Christopher Walken has been a part of TWO of the greatest recent film scenes. Remember him in True Romance and the scene with Dennis Hopper?

    • spudchukar - Nov 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Yep, and I almost brought that up when I read the allusion to the Walken scene. True Romance certainly wasn’t one of the greatest films of all time, but the repartee between Hopper and Walken will always remain one of my favorites. The reason Sicilians have dark skin.

      • Old Gator - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        I kinda enjoyed him in The Milagro Beanfield War too. “I don’t see any problem.” Heh….

      • spudchukar - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        Still one of favs of all time. Horsethief Shorty and all. As my days get shorter, I often repeat that early morning line, “Lord thank you for one more day”. What a cast.

  15. redwing26 - Nov 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Guy made a career out of slowly getting to the ball diving and making it look like a great play. Totally overrated. If somebody signs him to a couple of pizzas they’re overpaying

  16. mrpinkca - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Grady Sizemore is a really amazing baseball name.It sounds like an answer to a baseball trivia question. “Who was the first player to hit from both sides of the plate during one game in the major leagues?” “Grady Sizemore, who did it while a member of the St Louis Browns in a game against the Cleveland Blues on June 23rd, 1914.”

    You just don’t get names like this anymore…

    • shawnuel - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Pretty good porn star name as well.

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