Jamie Moyer Hopes To Pitch In 2012

Free agent lefty Jamie Moyer is having Tommy John surgery Wednesday, according to his foundation's Facebook page last night, and he's "cautiously optimistic" about a comeback.  Moyer would be 49 for the 2012 season, and his left elbow has over 4,000 innings and 57,000 pitches of mileage.  He's got 267 wins and a 4.24 ERA across 24 seasons for the Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox, Mariners, and Phillies.


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Steven St Croix
4 years 9 months ago

2 words. Ed Wade

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

Are you even allowed a walking cane on the mound?

BoSoxSam
4 years 9 months ago

If you are, Moyer isn’t retiring for another 20 years.

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

Moyer probably expects to pitch after death as well.

FriedCalamari
4 years 9 months ago

Goodluck.

4 years 9 months ago

I hope he can comeback, a 50 Year Old P would be pretty cool

4 years 9 months ago

Go for it, Jamie! You’re the man! Keep playing until they drag you off the field kicking and screaming!

TheodoreRoosevelt
4 years 9 months ago

He’s more machine now than man.

TartanElk
4 years 9 months ago

How twisted and evil is he though? That’s the important question.

NYBravosFan10
4 years 9 months ago

Damn what a trooper!!!

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

It’s hard not to like Jamie Moyer. I personally hope to see him back in Philly in 2012 in some type of role. Good luck Jamie!

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

me too…some type of role… ie bullpen coach, peanut sales, beer sales, old guy in the stands who tells you stories about how tickets used to cost a nickel.

NYBravosFan10
4 years 9 months ago

I really hope you’re kidding.

thegrayrace
4 years 9 months ago

Comeback meaning like… playing for the independent league… right?

4 years 9 months ago

Good luck to him. At he knows Amaro will overpay him if he comes back.

4 years 9 months ago

It would be awesome to see Jamie Moyer get to 300 wins as a 52 year old pitcher.

4 years 9 months ago

The only thing better than a Moyer comeback from TJ surgery, is a Moyer comeback with a brand new elbow throwing 95mph flamers.

Pseudonymus Bosch
4 years 9 months ago

1. It’s not gonna happen.
2. But I REALLY want it to happen.

AceGunderson
4 years 9 months ago

And yet…MLB The Show constantly has him retire after one season. (yes, “nerd alert!”)

4 years 9 months ago

OOTP/Baseball Mogul. Just unretire him every time he tries.

shysox
4 years 9 months ago

Wait you can do that in MLB 10 the show?

LOLMets
4 years 9 months ago

How can you do that

AceGunderson
4 years 9 months ago

Ya know, come to think of it…he’s been retiring after one year for pretty much as long as the video game franchise option has been available!

WolandJR
4 years 9 months ago

He should get whatever was keeping Barry Bonds pasted together over his last couple years. A combination of Roids, HGH and pure vitriol hate should do it.

JiminyMsFan
4 years 9 months ago

Geritol. :)

4 years 9 months ago

This guy must really hate his wife and kids.

baseballz
4 years 9 months ago

At his age he’s probably just trying to get out of babysitting the grandkids.

Jim Behrle
4 years 9 months ago

This has RED SOX written all over him

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

No it doesn’t.

Pawsdeep
4 years 9 months ago

You know as times get tighter, it’s getting harder and harder for people to retire early.

AceGunderson
4 years 9 months ago

This does make me wonder though. With lefty relievers at a premium, it seems like the guys who know how to pitch could really prolong their careers as short relievers/lefty specialists. Guys like Cliff Lee, Pettitte, etc. seem like they’d probably be at least useful into their 40s even as their stuff really deteriorates. They obviously know how to pitch (read: not just “throw”), and getting one or two batters out is a whole lot different than going through a lineup a couple of times. Hell, it seems like this is exactly what Mike Hampton is doing, but the jury’s obviously still out.

I guess it comes down to the reasons they’re retiring. If they’re retiring to be with family, then great, enjoy…but if it’s for diminished skill/stamina, perhaps eeking out a career as a peripheral reliever for several more years at a million or so per year ain’t the worst thing in the world. Obviously they’ll still hit an age where they can’t get even one or two batters out, but I’m just surprised you don’t see it attempted more often.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

I’d imagine it’d be pretty dang hard for Andy Pettite, with $100M in his bank account, to go from taking the mound in New York in October, to coming out in the 6th inning for some relief work for $500k. He’d make more money on interest on his career earnings than his paychecks for doing bullpen work – and he’d be enduring the road schedule on top of it.

You’d have to *really* love the game to keep playing in that type of reduced role. 95% of us would say “forget it”, because we’d never again get that adrenaline rush of being in a high-pressure, big-game situation. And we’d basically be doing it for free.

AceGunderson
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, I see what you’re saying. Basically, a lot of these guys WANT to continue playing, but only at the level they’re accustomed to. Still though, it’s not a bad way to stay occupied and make some money, *IF* you don’t have anything better to do.

johnsilver
4 years 9 months ago

He wants to troop on past Hoyt Wilhelm and Satchel Paige as the oldest guys to pitch on the mound. Coming back from TJ at 50 may derail that though, but one never knows.