Which is what makes the intro to this piece in the San Fransisco Chronicle so interesting:
Imagine Grady Sizemore patrolling center field for the Giants - a healthy Grady Sizemore, that is. As he was when hitting .281 and averaging 27 homers and 29 steals over his first four full seasons (2005 to 2008). Knee issues have sidetracked his career, and he's about to become an ex-Indian.
It could be worthwhile for a team to take a one-year flier on Sizemore, who hopes his Oct. 3 arthroscopic knee surgery will put him back in business.
Wouldn't a team like the Giants be the EXACT kind of team that would take a one-year flier on Sizemore, given their lack of offense?
Not sure what they'd offer him, but the idea that he'd have suitors (like the Giants) isn't outrageous.
It is worth noting that this writer (John Shea) also takes a stab at where some of the "bigger" FA will end up in the piece and wrote this...which is fairly relevant:
Carlos Beltran: As a Giant, he wasn't exactly Beltran circa 2004, though he did start hitting in September. Down the road, his wrist won't be an issue as much as tender knees, which will keep him out of center field. The Giants shouldn't offer more than three years. He might end up in the AL anyway, to make use of the designated-hitter rule.
-- Odds of returning: Medium
-- If not Giants: Indians
-- Long shot: Mariners
This is all conjecture, but that's an awfully interesting idea...