Sunday, April 17, 2011

Welcome back, Grady!

The Dunne Deal fan favorite Grady Sizemore returned to the Indians lineup today, and hit his first home run since August 27, 2009. Sizemore also doubled, leading the surprising Indians to a sweep of the Orioles, and giving Fausto Carmona his first win of 2011.

From 2005 through 2008, Sizemore hit .281/.372/.496, averaging 41 2B, 7 3B, 27 HR and 29 SB a year, while playing very good center field defense. In 2006, as a 23 year old, he led the American League in wins above replacement (as calculated by baseball-reference). Grady is still only 28, so if he is healthy, the Indians could very well be for real.

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