Monday, June 16, 2008

Grady's Back

Great to see the Wahoos take back to back series against teams they should beat at home. The Indians are not dead yet and neither is Grady Sizemore. DCB took a swipe or two at "the greatest player of our generation" a few weeks back and with Travis Hafner and Vic Martinez on the shelf, Grady has had to step up and he has. Sizemore with 9 homers in his last 16 games. He is hitting 317 over his last ten games and has four multi-hit performances during that span. His 17 jacks rank his second in the AL behind Josh "alright" Hamilton of the Rangers.

It is not an easy task to ask Grady to see pitches and try and get on-base as opposed to what he really is: a run producer who tends to strikeout. MSM'ers are debating whether or not Sizemore should stay in the leadoff spot or not and my opinion is he should stay where he is-- for now. This club needs a true leadoff man, but it is obvious that person is not on the roster currently or even down on the farm. Jose Reyes would be perfect, but as's Jon Heyman wrote if the Tribe wants to deal for the five-tool SS, they would have to send Grady to the Metropolitains.

One other note as pointed out by my homey Warren Bremerton: No Dave Dellucci= Wins. Big Dave is 7 for his last 31 with 7 K's. Keep him on the bench.

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