If the Colorado Rockies want to make a splash during the MLB Hot Stove season and it isn't with the acquisition of Martin Prado through trade, signing free agent Grady Sizemore is likely the next best option. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Sizemore is expected work out some time over the next few days and that the Rockies will be in attendance. Renck speculates that the work out could take place at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the team's spring training facility.
If Sizemore, a player hampered by several surgeries over the year, decides he wants to sign with the Rockies, he would need to move to left field. Dexter Fowler appears to have turned a corner in his career and the Rockies want him to stay in center. Carlos Gonzalez would then be kept in right field. Sizemore would play left field, forcing a trade of Seth Smith, who has platooned at the position in recent seasons.
Sizemore could prop up a sagging career by signing with Colorado and then hit a bigger contract after he finishes a one-year deal. By the end of the 2012 season the Rockies should have Charlie Blackmon or Tim Wheeler major league ready.
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