The Houston Astros are a team seeking to reestablish themselves. After three straight years of 100 or more losses, they are now looking from the bottom up. The goal is to become competitive again as quickly as possible.
As such, players that are in similar situations of trying to reestablish themselves should be perfect fits in Houston. Mike Morse is one guy who fits the mold, but another is a name from much further in the past — Grady Sizemore.
Sizemore was one of the MLB‘s most exciting players when he first emerged. Coming into the league at the ripe age of 21, his first five years were everything that could have been expected of him. But injuries struck, and his career has gone all downhill since then. He has been a free agent since he finished the 2011 season.
Given the extensive time he’s had to recover from a multitude of injuries, isn’t it time for Sizemore to reemerge on the baseball circuit? At only 31 years of age, he’s still got plenty of time to play. At the very least, a one-year contract to see if he can still produce and stay healthy would seem like a no-lose situation. He’s always been touted as a five-tool player, and his skill alone should merit some serious suitors.
The Astros would be the perfect fit. They are willing to give anyone a chance. Very few teams find themselves in a position like that. Sizemore should be taking the same approach as Mike Morse, looking for a way to re-establish himself. Again, what better a stage than Houston, where he will be given every opportunity in the world to succeed.