Rockies Offer Jamie Moyer Minor League Deal

The Rockies are waiting to see if 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer will accept a minor league contract offer, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The Rockies would give Moyer the chance to compete for a rotation spot while tutoring younger pitchers on the staff. 

Moyer pitched for the Phillies in 2010 and missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He worked out in front of scouts this offseason and appears to have impressed the Rockies. Renck reported earlier today that the Rockies offered a veteran pitcher a contract. 

Moyer owns a 267-204 career record with a 4.24 ERA in 24 MLB seasons. He posted a 4.84 ERA with 5.1 K/9, 1.6 BB/9 and a 44.1% ground ball rate for the 2010 Phillies. 14 of the players on Colorado's 40-man roster were not born when Moyer debuted with the Cubs in June of 1986.


34 Responses to Rockies Offer Jamie Moyer Minor League Deal Leave a Reply

  1. not a mariner! =X noooo

  2. secretsignal 3 years ago

    49?!?!

  3. From all the moves I’m guessing the Monforts sat down and told O’Dowd and Apodaca that they are lucky they have jobs. Bringing in Moyer is essentially brining in another pitching coach for the young pitchers. The plethora of moves is essentially Dan O’Dowd being desperate to do something.

    This does not bode well. That being said I’d love to see a 50 year old Moyer pitch although he won’t turn that till next NOV

  4. Jon Melton 3 years ago

    Instead of regular incentives they use social security as a bonus

  5. Roll Fizzlebeef 3 years ago

    Flyball pitchers in high elevation!

    DINGERS EVERYWHERE!!!

  6. NathanielS 3 years ago

    Jamie Moyer is his own metaphor. 

  7. Seanb1223 3 years ago

    Bombs away!

  8. I KNEW IT!!! I Read the first post about a veteran pitcher and knew it had to be Jamie Moyer…LOL on offering a job to him!

  9. Neil Guzman 3 years ago

    LOL…*slaps forehead*…

    I love the Rockies, but what on Earth are they thinking here?

  10. wickedkevin 3 years ago

    Oil Can Boyd is available too.

  11. themightygin 3 years ago

    that Cuddyer signing is looking curiouser and curiouser.

  12. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Next task is to give Jason Giambi a 10 year extension

  13. Corey Italiano 3 years ago

    Whobaldo?

  14. i’m impressed, moyer. 

  15. DbacksAreBeast 3 years ago

    Now they should sign Demitri Young.

  16. tdot32 3 years ago

    uhhhhh…

  17. Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

    Clearly the Rockies want to even up his career W-L record.

  18. Thin air in Colorado means Moyer should at least hit 75 MPH with his hardest Fastball

  19. JR_Tolls1 3 years ago

    Theres something you don’t see everyday a 49 year old in the minors, Jamie Moyer’s DNA should be showcased in a museum.

    • Jake White 3 years ago

      Wasn’t El Duque pitching up until a year or two?

  20. shockey12 3 years ago

    Makes sense for the Rox to sign a fossil…

  21. GlassJawn 3 years ago

    I like Moyer but he should steer clear away from the Rockies for 2 reasons.  1)  Its Coors Field and 2) the Rockies are going into ST with what looks like dozens of starting pitchers looking for a rotation spot.

    Moyer needs to go back to either SafeCo or Petco.

  22. GearsofTed 3 years ago

    I thought that the player offered a minor league deal would be a PTBNL

  23. TribeGuy 3 years ago

    I though he was 51…

  24. missyae 3 years ago

    How did the Red Sox let him get away. Put him with Wake and set all kind of records for cases of Ensure sold in Boston

  25. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    He’s worth at least a spring training invite to a team with a young pitching staff. Have him come in for a job and let the kids learn from him. Even Roy Halladay picked this guy’s brain when they were on the same staff.

  26. DMBPhils27 3 years ago

    Moyer may still have some philthy stuff and it can’t hurt to add a mentor of his stature. After teaching the staff how to throw junk, he’ll school ’em in bingo. If I was with the Rockies at spring training, I’d be taking advantage of Moyer’s AARP discounts too! 

  27. Fishing Bill 3 years ago

    Giant waste of WHATEVER money spent. Sign him as the pitching coach, but not a player.

  28. There we go, it has only been 17 years since the last time he pitched in Baltimore 😉

  29. Speaking as one of those Rockies fans; I think the moves this off season have sucked beyond comprehension.

  30. Notin J. Notin 3 years ago

    If the Orioles want Moyer back, they should sign Darren Bragg and then trade him for Moyer

  31. don’t laugh too hard.  that guy owned us for the longest. 

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