Quick Hits: Looper, Turpen, Moyer, CBA, Nationals

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Mitchell Page, a former outfielder and hitting coach who passed away Saturday. Page was the runner-up to Eddie Murray in a close vote for AL Rookie of the Year in 1977 and, more recently, served as a hitting coach for the Cardinals and Nationals. Here are today's links:


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13 Comments on "Quick Hits: Looper, Turpen, Moyer, CBA, Nationals"


proof2006
4 years 5 months ago

Give it up Moyer.

nathanalext
4 years 5 months ago

Brett Favre + Julio Franco = Jamie Moyer

Devern Hansack
4 years 5 months ago

Moyer isn’t remotely like Favre. There is no media circus surrounding Moyer. Moyer has never retired and therefore has never “un-retired.” Moyer is just an old guy who likes to play baseball for a living; you have to respect that.

nathanalext
4 years 5 months ago

Nah, no disrespect. I was more or less implying that he really doesn’t know when to call it a career.

I think he should retire and focus his attention on coaching, as I believe he will be a fine coach. I have a hard time believing that anyone will sign a 50 year old pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery.

mlbscout6
4 years 5 months ago

“I have a hard time believing that anyone will sign a 50 year old pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery.”

Hey, stranger things have happened. As I recall, the Phillies recently extended a 100 year old manager coming off dementia.

Just kidding… but seriously, some of the things he says make me wonder if he’s still lucid.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 5 months ago

Why would the Nationals consider releasing Morgan? If it comes to him not being necessary, I would think someone would take him in trade. Wouldn’t get much, but more than a waiver claim fee.

johnsilver
4 years 5 months ago

Jim Hendry likes head cases like this, so does Nationals GM Rizzo.. Then he is already with them so that cuts his relocation possibilities down by 50%. Minaya being out of a job saves Mets fans any chance of them having to endure him, since he was the type loco enough to pursue this head case.

4 years 5 months ago

Read the article guys… the author isn’t suggesting they do, he’s answering what he seems to think is an idea that’s going around:

“Several readers and commenters have wondered if Nyjer Morgan might meet a fate similar to Dukes. It’s not happening, and it wouldn’t make any sense if it did.”

johnsilver
4 years 5 months ago

I did read it, but thanks for the heads up. Probably why few relocation chances for him and why he will get that last option he has burned on him.

iheartyourfart
4 years 5 months ago

if jamie moyer learned to throw a knuckleball he could pitch forever

woadude
4 years 5 months ago

Gordon Wittenmyer couldn’t resist a Carlos Silva fat joke.

4 years 5 months ago

Simply put, if Moyer can get batters out someone will sign him. And if he does it will not be with his bith certificate.

4 years 5 months ago

yeah i read that as “…fat, salaried carlos silva…” instead of “…fat-salaried carlos silva…”