Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Quick Hits

Grady Sizemore likely to sign in offseason
There's a name I haven't heard in awhile. Five years ago Sizemore was one of the best young talents in the game, coming off a remarkable run from 2005 to 2008 in which he averaged 116 runs, 41 doubles, 27 home runs, 29 steals and 6.2 bWAR per season. Then injuries ruined what was supposed to be the prime of a Cooperstown-worthy career, limiting him to just 210 games from '09-'11, then all of 2012 and 2013. At 31 he's still young enough to make a comeback, but there's no way he can recapture the promise he showed with Cleveland. Sad.

Paul Konerko placed on waivers
Not expecting anyone to bite. The 37 year-old has fallen off a cliff this year and looks finished as an everyday player. He's had a great run with the White Sox, but I don't see them bringing him back when his contract expires at the end of the year. Given his back issues, he's probably going to retire.

Rangers release Manny Ramirez
Good riddance. I don't ever want to see this man-child in a baseball uniform again.

Justin Morneau placed on revocable trade waivers
Hasn't been the same since a concussion cut his 2010 campaign short. Like Konerko, he's in the final year of his contract and will probably be playing somewhere else in 2014. Has been swinging a hot bat lately, so that could draw interest from other teams.

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