Moyer Open To Pitching In 2011

Despite being 47-years-old and dealing with a myriad of physical ailments during the last six months, Phillies' starter Jamie Moyer is open to pitching in 2011 according to Andy Martino of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“You know, I’m going to leave that as an open-ended question because I don’t know how to answer that,” Moyer said when asked if he expected to retire after this year, when his current contract expires. “It could be (my last season). It potentially could be. But so could have last year. So could have two years ago, so could have five years ago.

Moyer finished the 2009 season injured after tearing three muscles in his groin and lower abdomen in late-September, and was then hospitalized in October and November due to possible blood infections following the subsequent surgery. He also had a minor knee procedure last month.  

After posting a 4.94 ERA and being demoted to the bullpen last year, Moyer will earn $6.5MM in 2010 as part of the two-year, $13MM deal he signed last winter. Sitting at 258 career wins, he has a very outside shot at the magical 300 win mark.

22 Responses to Moyer Open To Pitching In 2011 Leave a Reply

  1. briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

    And the odds of Moyer posting consecutive 21-win seasons in his late forties?

    • Utley4God 5 years ago

      Correction: posting 21 win seasons outta the bullpen

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Well the fact is, Moyer has been great to the game of Baseball and as long as he doesn’t throw his fastball, his stuff is still effective. I hope he pitches till he’s 80. That way, he could be a pitcher/Manager/General Manager/Owner.

  2. DodgerDog47 5 years ago

    this might be the brett favre of Baseball!

  3. He will actually make 8.0 million this year due to incentives for starts and IP, which was why he complained so loudly when they pulled him from the rotation last year. He got a few spot starts from there and earned lots of bonus plus salary. His extra year is the real reason they had to deal Lee, the extra year for Ibanez will cost them Werth and who knows what the extra year for Polanco will cost them.

  4. Moyer is goin to play till he cant walk. as Charlie Said ” That Moyer is one stubborn old man” but honestly he shouldda retired a month ago he got his Ring and his 250th win id call it quits for god sakes and a note to Moyer ” Spend time with your Family!!!”

    • come on, did you ever think that maybe his family is supporting his pursuit of his dreams? maybe they’re as interested in how long he can play as we are?

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        He’s a jerk so yeah they probably share the same dream of not having him around the house.

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        He’s a jerk so yeah they probably share the same dream of not having him around the house.

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        He’s a jerk so yeah they probably share the same dream of not having him around the house.

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        He’s a jerk so yeah they probably share the same dream of not having him around the house.

  5. myname_989 5 years ago

    Retire, damn it!

  6. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    I can see it now: 2022, Jamie Moyer while pitching for his 15th team becomes the first 59 year old man to win his 300th game.

  7. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    So Moyer wants to pitch in 2011? That’s fine, I’m sure there’s a few beer leagues around looking for an arm.

  8. BentoBox 5 years ago

    Seriously Moyer, time to retire ! Give the other kids your roster spot.

  9. Bravoboy10 5 years ago

    Hey let’s face it, there are alot of major league pitchers worse than him right now in a rotation. I think he’s going to go into camp this year feeling refreshed and determined and will for the sheer sake of his pride win a rotation spot for the Phillies. If he wants 300 he needs to average 14 wins the next 3 years. He is playing on a really good team this year and i belive could easily do that if he holds up. He has a very outside chance but I won’t count him out yet.

  10. I love seeing a guy like this who loves baseball so much that he wants to do it till he is absolutely not able to.

    This has Ed Wade and the Houston Astros written all over it.

  11. alphabet_soup5 5 years ago

    Cliff Lee was willing to talk about an extension, but the Phillies wanted him to take a hometown discount (wtf?) so when they learned he wanted to get paid market value or leave when he becomes a FA, they traded him and got Halladay, who they promptly signed to a discounted contract.

  12. Utley4God 5 years ago

    not about a discount. The Phillies hate deals longer than 3 years. He’d obviously want that, wouldn’t budge and they traded him. Not saying I agree with the philosophy, but it is their way of doing business. (unless your name is Chase Utley)

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