Grady appeared on Red Sox Live on NESN yesterday, live from Fort Meyers. He sat down for an interview and also took part in their Slapshot Classic contest. Check out the videos below.
Jason Mastrodonato at MassLive.com has an intriguing look at Grady and how he feels about getting back into the game after a 2 year layoff.
Sizemore smiles for the fans and seems in a good enough mood, but something doesn’t feel quite right. His mother, Donna, says he’s naturally shy and likes to keep to himself, so all the attention could be adding to the discomfort. But that’s not why he feels weird.
Grady Sizemore feels weird because he’s wearing a major league uniform for the first time since 2011.
“It feels really good,” he said. “But it feels weird to put the uniform on again.”
Interesting take on Grady’s situation from a former player who knows all too well what it feels like to go through injuries, Gabe Kapler.
I remember sitting and chatting with Boston third baseman Mike Lowell, when I was with the Red Sox in 2006. We stared across the diamond at Sizemore. We marveled at this man’s talent. There was absolutely nothing he could not do. His complete package of tools and production was the best in all of the sport.
Sizemore is 31, and has now had two full seasons off after an avalanche of injuries. In those two years, his muscles have had ample time to repair themselves and, perhaps more importantly, his mind has had a break from the grind. Players may regress in production and health, but their extreme talent doesn’t disappear at this age.
“If healthy, Sizemore would compete for playing time in center field with rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. in spring training,” Boston.com reported.
Let’s get one thing straight: If Sizemore is truly healthy, he won’t be competing for playing time. He’ll be an All-Star.
Check out the full article at FoxSports.
A few weeks ago, the likelihood of Grady Sizemore jetting into Logan Airport — just ahead of Tuesday night’s snowstorm — seemed unlikely. And to think that the 31-year-old might actually leave town as a member of the Red Sox appeared to be even more far-fetched.
It wasn’t that Sizemore was unattainable. After all, he hadn’t played a major league game since Sept. 22, 2011, having undergone micro-fracture surgery in both knees, a sports hernia procedure and treatment for back issues.
It was just that the Red Sox weren’t exactly diving into the Sizemore market like some other teams.
The interest level expressed by the World Series champs at the winter meetings in early December was tepid, with the outfielder already possessing a major league contract offer by the time things broke up in Orlando. And even when the holidays rolled around, the Red Sox weren’t considered truly in the mix.
But then Dan Dyrek showed up in Arizona.
Read the full article at WEEI.com