Rockies To Sign Jamie Moyer

The Rockies have agreed to sign 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer to a minor league deal, the team announced. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported Monday that the Rockies had offered the veteran a contract. The Rockies will give Moyer the chance to compete for a rotation spot while tutoring younger pitchers on the staff, assuming he passes an upcoming physical.

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.

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 yet born when Moyer debuted with the Cubs in June of 1986.


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70 Comments on "Rockies To Sign Jamie Moyer"


JacksTigers
3 years 6 months ago

Come on, Jamie. You had a nice career. Why are you signing minor league contracts? It’s over. Take your earnings and retire at a beach house in Punta Cana.

3 years 6 months ago

If he wants to play baseball, then why shouldn’t he.

JacksTigers
3 years 6 months ago

Because it won’t be long until he becomes a joke like Favre and people only remeber him for not retiring when he should have.

Whole_New_World
3 years 6 months ago

Not like Favre. Favre changed his mind repeatedly.

Moyer has stated (and never waivered) that he intended to play in 2012.

Moyer was an effective pitcher before the injury, so, if he wants to, why not find out if there’s anything left in the tank?

3 years 6 months ago

Who cares? If he wants to play and can still prove competitive let him. I have way more respect for a person who goes after what he wants in life, than a person who doesn’t because of what other people may think. 

Respect to Jamie.

Jon Melton
3 years 6 months ago

Less offended by Moyer coming back than Manny,  hes an insult to the game.

melonis_rex
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, Manny actually said he was retiring.

 It was just assumed Moyer was because of injuries and his age, but he never did. 

Jon Melton
3 years 6 months ago

When I first starting Rangers baseball they had traded Steve Wilson and Wild thing to the cubs for Moyer and Raffy.  My God that was a long time ago Retire Jamie.

3 years 6 months ago

I would love to see Moyer up in the Bigs a little this year.

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

I really thought we’d be seeing him in Seattle on a one year deal. Especially after the Pineda trade.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 6 months ago

Love the passion for the game this guy has but he had the perfect end to his career in 2008… He should have walked away from the game then, it’s been downhill since.

thebigbangdito
3 years 6 months ago

I respect this guy as a player… but really… the guy is a living fossil (for baseball at least)

3 years 6 months ago

That 80 MPH heater will refuse to die. WTG Jamie !

Brian
3 years 6 months ago

Only something like 140 more pitchers til they catch ’em all!!

Lanidrac
3 years 6 months ago

Only if they’re throwing Pokéballs instead of baseballs.

redsx968
3 years 6 months ago

Yes!

3 years 6 months ago

He’s the Brett Favre of baseball! Let’s hope his career ends better than Favre’s did. I don’t think he’ll be that great in such a hitter-friendly park, but I hope he goes out and does great, just for his character!  :)

tdot32
3 years 6 months ago

except moyer never retired.

Brian
3 years 6 months ago

and hasn’t favred any women

dylanp5030
3 years 6 months ago

You couldn’t be more off with that comparison. Maybe Emmitt Smith -like where he sticks around long enough to get to 300…

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 6 months ago

Wasn’t Clemens the Favre of baseball…? Although it’d probably be in reverse with Favre being the Clemens of Football.

GEOLINK
3 years 6 months ago

49 years old?!? Holy crap. He’s making Julio Franco a run for his money.

3 years 6 months ago

This is a good deal. Worst case scenario, he gets released and goes back to ESPN. It’s worth a try. 

goredsgo
3 years 6 months ago

so glad to see moyer get another chance even if it is with the rockies

vtadave
3 years 6 months ago

Guy loves the game.  Why not give it a shot if you still have that passion to play?

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 6 months ago

Be honest now, is that what would you’d have said if the Dodgers signed him to the same deal?

PushDown
3 years 6 months ago

Probably not,but there’s a difference between signing one of guys like these, and signing a bunch of em.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, the whole bunch of 49 year-old pitchers.

Tko11
3 years 6 months ago

Didnt the Dodgers raid a retirement home and hand out contracts to all the resident this offseason? MacDougal, Grabow, Bard, Alberto Castillo, Hairston, Kennedy, Ellis, Treanor, etc. 

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 6 months ago

34, 32, 33, 35, 35, 35, 34, 35. I don’t know who “etc.’ is but I guess we’ll find out. All pretty typical ages for utility players and minor league deals with spring training invites. In case you didn’t notice, 49 is not typical. But the point is, Dodger “fans” griped about every one of these signings, whether they were for starting roster players or minor league deals. If the Dodgers had signed Moyer, these same “fans” would be busting an artery right now.

PennMariner
3 years 6 months ago

There are two alternatives: he either pitches well in spring training and earns a role with the big club, or he’s granted a release (and likely retires). Why not give it one more go?

PWNdroia
3 years 6 months ago

Retire already

goredsgo
3 years 6 months ago

shut up

JST1331
3 years 6 months ago

First 49 year old to win CY Young award? In all serious though good luck Jamie. Not sure if Coors is the best field for him but at this point who cares he’s 49.

JR_Tolls1
3 years 6 months ago

He is either lying about his age or is the bionic man.

5_tool_MiLB_fool
3 years 6 months ago

I really wouldn’t start him over anyone such as esmil rogers. maybe its a minor-league coaching contract *fingers crossed*

tdot32
3 years 6 months ago

rockies looking to add to their surplus of 35+ year old players

burritolikethesun
3 years 6 months ago

Yes!!!! Another year of glory!!!!!!!!

Gumby65
3 years 6 months ago

Goal:  Retire from baseball after your kids retire from their 9-5’s…
Best of luck Mr. Moyer! (I respect my elders)

JacobyWanKenobi
3 years 6 months ago

Goal for 2012: Watch Jamie Moyer go deep in Coors. *albeit probably deep into the ground, but could you imagine him hitting a home run, the crack of the bat, the sound of the fans, more cracks of his hip*