While outfielders like Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo top the available free agent outfielder list, teams have been reluctant to pay their commanding price. Both Ellsbury and Choo are looking for deals upwards of $125 million and will require the signing team to forfeit a draft pick in the process. Needless to say, it’s quite an investment. That’s not to say they’re not worth it, but teams are understandably wary and are looking at much more affordable options, like that of Grady Sizemore.
Sizemore hasn’t played since 2011 though at one time was an All-Star caliber talent. That potential apparently has a lot of teams intrigued as Nick Cafardo says there is much interest in the free agent outfielder:
Grady Sizemore getting a lot of interest. Should be ready for spring training.
All-Star level talent or not, Sizemore’s main issue has been health. Out since 2011, Sizemore hasn’t played in more than 107 games since 2008.
Sizemore will come cheap, though, extremely unreliable.