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  1. The worst Opening Day starts of the 2000’s

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Bases emblazoned with Opening Day sit ready to be installed on the field on opening night of the MLB season in Houston

    Opening Day is set to kick off in just a few minutes when the Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers. The Rangers’ Matt Harrison opposes the Astros’ Bud Norris. Though Norris isn’t terrible, he isn’t exactly the type of starter you envision kicking off your team’s season on Opening Day. With that said, let’s…

  2. 2013 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Can the Indians be a quick fix? After following up an 80-82 season in 2011…

  3. The Yankees, Mets have checked in on Grady Sizemore

    Jan 9, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore is probably going to play again. It’ll be pretty newsworthy when it happens, but he should eventually get over his injury problems and, at the very least, be a role player someplace. Some teams are watching and waiting for that eventuality: The Yankees and Mets have both checked in on outfielder Grady Sizemore, according…

  4. Grady Sizemore unlikely to sign before midseason

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Grady Sizemore has been linked to a few teams this offseason, but it sounds like he has no plans to sign until he’s recovered from September knee surgery and … well, given his history that might be a while. Agent Joe Urbon told Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that “midseason is more likely” for Sizemore to…

  5. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  6. Report: Mets “very interested” in Grady Sizemore

    Dec 20, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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    With Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and the newly-acquired Collin Cowgill as the top internal options on their 40-man roster, the Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. Now they are looking at someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets…

  7. Grady Sizemore had another knee surgery, out until midseason

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Free agent Grady Sizemore underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee in September, his agent told MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince on Monday, and he’s expected to be sidelined for at least the first half of next season. Sizemore already underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2010. The latest procedure would seem to bode particularly…

  8. After missed season Grady Sizemore plans to play in 2013

    Nov 8, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Grady Sizemore‘s bad knees caused him to miss the entire season, providing zero return on the Indians’ $5 million investment, but at age 30 he’s not ready to call it a career. Sizemore’s agent, Joe Urbon, told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “Grady is working his way back” and “the plan is…

  9. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  10. With Terry Francona in fold, Indians can’t be so cheap

    Oct 6, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The Indians’ move to hire Terry Francona looks like a coup. Getting a two-time World Series-winning manager to come to Cleveland and take over a team that hasn’t finished over .500 in five years makes for quite the turn of events. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it does any good. Francona…

  11. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  12. Grady Sizemore ruled out for the season

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    When the Indians re-signed Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $5 million they did so hoping he’d be ready for Opening Day, but instead the oft-injured center fielder hasn’t played a single game and now he’s been ruled out for the season following another setback. Manager Manny Acta summed up the situation pretty well to Jordan…

  13. Indians manager already thinking ahead to 2013

    Aug 16, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

    Manny Acta

    After an 11-game losing streak knocked his team out of contention for 2012, Indians manager Manny Acta is looking ahead towards next year. “It’s no secret, we’re going to need to improve our offense,” Acta told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’re going to have to find a solution in left field, we’re…

  14. Grady Sizemore still hopes to contribute in 2012

    Jul 24, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

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    This is the saddest game of ping pong ever. Grady Sizemore is making progress! Grady Sizemore has a setback! Grady Sizemore will be back soon! The Indians think Grady Sizemore is done for the year! Now, Grady Sizemore thinks he can still contribute: Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore, rehabbing his knees and back, said he still…

  15. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jul 16, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

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    I stopped doing these for some reason. Sorta forgot about them. But it seemed like a lot happened this weekend, so for those of you with lives that don’t entail them being tied to the Internet all weekend, here’s what you missed: Bill James doubles down on the Joe Paterno defense. It’s like watching a…

  16. The Indians aren’t counting on anything from Grady Sizemore this season

    Jul 14, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    The Indians originally hoped to have Grady Sizemore in their lineup by now, but the 29-year-old has encountered numerous setbacks following knee and back surgeries. While he was finally able to do some running earlier this month, ESPN’s Buster Olney passes along word that his progress has stalled once again. The Indians surprised many by…

  17. Grady Sizemore still hasn’t started running yet

    Jun 22, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Grady Sizemore initially hoped to be back in the Indians’ lineup by now following knee and back surgeries, but instead the center fielder’s rehab was sidetracked several times and now he’s yet to resume running. Three weeks ago Sizemore vented some of his understandable frustration with yet another slower-than-expected recovery from a major injury, saying:…

  18. Grady Sizemore: “I’m beyond being anxious or frustrated”

    May 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    As recently as three weeks ago Grady Sizemore seemed optimistic about returning from the disabled list in early June, but as has so often been the case with the former star setbacks have squashed those plans. In updating Sizemore’s status yesterday manager Manny Acta admitted that the center fielder is nowhere close to returning from…

  19. Grady Sizemore hoping to return “some time in June”

    May 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore has made enough progress in his recovery from back surgery that he participated in running and agility drills yesterday at Progressive Field, telling reporters afterward that he’s aiming to come off the disabled list “some time in June.” Because he’s on the 60-day disabled list Sizemore isn’t even eligible to return until June…

  20. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Grady Sizemore is making progress

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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    I am hesitant to even mention this because every time I say something positive about Grady Sizemore he falls off a cliff, gets hit by a bus or spontaneously combusts, but I’ll say it anyway: he’s making progress in his back/knee rehab and the Indians sound guardedly optimistic. As Paul Hoynes reports, Sizemore was at…

  21. Grady Sizemore to resume baseball activities next week

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Good news this evening out of northeast Ohio. According to Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100, outfielder Grady Sizemore was cleared by doctors Wednesday to “initiate baseball activities next week.” He’ll start with light drills before moving on to batting practice and then simulated games. Sizemore was placed on the disabled list just before the…

  22. Remembering how badly the Expos got boned

    Apr 13, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    Omar Minaya profile

    Ken Rosenthal has a column up today looking back at the big crazy trade made by Omar Minaya after he took over as Expos GM:  Grady Sizemore, Brandom Phillips and Cliff Lee to the Indians for Bartolo Colon. Underlying that deal, Minaya tells Rosenthal, was the threat of contraction: “The No. 1 priority was not…

  23. Grady Sizemore moved to 60-day disabled list, ineligible to return before June

    Apr 5, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    In a move needed to create an opening on the 40-man roster the Indians transferred Grady Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list , meaning he’s not eligible to be activated until June 3. That likely won’t impact his return timetable any, as Sizemore is expected to miss 2-3 months following back surgery on March 1.…

  24. Springtime Storylines: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward?

    Apr 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians' catcher Carlos Santana waits for his turn at bat during their MLB spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward? Cleveland got…

  25. Vladimir Guerrero works out for Indians in Dominican Republic

    Mar 26, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Still looking for a job in late March, Vladimir Guerrero worked out for Indians scouts at the club’s academy in the Dominican Republic, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The source said “there seems to be a genuine interest by the Indians.” Of course, Cleveland is already locked into a pure DH in Travis…

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