Not long ago, Grady Sizemore was the most popular man in Cleveland. Today, the Cleveland Indians let him go after declining a $9 million option. Once upon a time, that $9 million option appeared to be a no-brainer.
However, things changed. And Injuries happened. In the last two seasons, Sizemore has only plays in 104 games. Additionally, his level of play has deteriorated. The former All-Star hit .224 last season and .211 the season prior.
What happened to Grady Sizemore? When he was great, fans loved his hustle and all-out effort. Unfortunately, that hustle and effort translated into a barrage of injuries. Now he can’t stay healthy and even when he can play, he’s a shadow of his former self.
Look for a team to roll the dice on Grady Sizemore in free agency. He’s only 29 years old so it’s not impossible that his productive seasons are finished.