Rockies Designate Jamie Moyer For Assignment

The Rockies designated 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer for assignment, Tracy Ringolsby of Root Sports reports (Twitter link). The move creates space on Colorado's 25 and 40-man rosters.

Moyer, who turns 50 this fall, started ten games for the Rockies after signing a minor league deal with the team in January. He posted a 5.70 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 53 2/3 innings in his return from Tommy John surgery. Remarkably, Moyer's average fastball checked in at just 78.6 mph, according to FanGraphs.


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  1. belky2 3 years ago

    Tomorrow: Jamie Moyer retires at 49. Great career, seriously.

    • anthony88 3 years ago

      he should retire. you know give the young guys a chance. like kerry wood did he knew when it was time to step out.

  2. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    I still maintain he should’ve retired after 2008.

    He’s got a lot of heart and I certianly respect his dedication and love for the game… but being designated for assignment/being released… is that really the way you want to go out?

    I hope he lands on his feet and finds a team. He’s a great story, and this would be a better game if even half the players had the kind of passion for the game Jamie does.

    • mtex 3 years ago

       So you think he should’ve retired, but hope he finds a team?

      • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

        I think he should’ve retired at the high point of his career. Winning the World Series with the team you grew up rooting for would’ve been the perfect swan song for him… or any player really.

        He didn’t walk away. I didn’t think it was because of effectiveness that he should’ve quit… I thought it would’ve been a great ending to a good career.

        At this point… what’s he got to lose by going at it again?

        • windycitywarrior 3 years ago

          That game he pitched in the World Series was awesome. So respectful too. I remember being reall impressed how he shook the umpires hand after he came out. And the Gene Simmons tongue thing was cool as hell. Not a Phillies fan but as a baseball fan that was about as cool as anything I ever saw. Dude has been pitching since I was 6 years old. Im 32 now. How can that not be impressive?

          • PhilsWSox 3 years ago

             most people don’t realize that he was also sick as a dog with temperature during that game, as well! He is the quintessential baseball player.. His tongue is also legendary here in Philly..but he’s not trying to be funny, it just kinda comes out!!!

          • chasfh 3 years ago

            That’s how he keeps the good looking blonde wife happy.  Well, that and the $83 million in lifetime earnings.

  3. Stuartsmith1988 3 years ago

    Come on M’s give him the Griffey treatment and give him sole playing time

    • mwagner26 3 years ago

       If the Mariners think about signing Moyer, I’m done being a Mariners fan.  We have enough problems as it is right now.  Adding someone like Moyer only further complicates those problems.

      • monkeyspanked 3 years ago

        I heard the Mariners are moving to Oklahoma City after this season.

        Oh wait…

  4. Caleb York 3 years ago

    Let me guess – new record for oldest player to be DFA’d?

    • LordD99 3 years ago

      Followed up shortly by new record for oldest player to be signed by a team after being oldest player DFA’d by prior team.

  5. TophersReds 3 years ago

    And the 4 (edit…) HRs the Reds hit against Moyer puts the nails in the coffin. Its time to put up the cleats and become a manager.

  6. Philllies

  7. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

    It would be  a nice gesture if the M’s would pick him up and then allow him to retire a Mariner.

  8. ya know if he goes to a pitcher friendly park and cuts down on the walks he would be okay. SD should pick him up, or the Mariners or A’s…maybe

  9. Few teams could use a decent long reliever, why not Moyer? You don’t have Tommy John surgery at age 48 just to jack it in after 2 months of playing time…

  10. Huff's dog 3 years ago

    I really hope the Giants sign him in replace of Zito.

    Also it seemed like the problem wasn’t control for Moyer, it was instead the fact that he was getting hit hard. Why not the spacious At&T park? He only throws like what; 4 MPH slower than Zito?

    Many of those fly balls that went for home runs would suddenly be fly ball outs.

    • Hubbs2 3 years ago

      Yeah, the giants are going to get rid of zito while hes pitching the best he ever has for them

      • Whole_New_World 3 years ago

         Well, that’s not saying a whole lot.

        • Hubbs2 3 years ago

          Maybe not but his ERA is under 3.50 including a 4 hit CG SHO of the rocks. Hes a good fifth starter

  11. progmatinee 3 years ago

    In related news, the Rockies declined their option to move him to rookie league to toss bp, citing the need for their young players to need a challenge.

  12. Oh fiddlesticks, honestly I thought he was going to get thru the whole season. I saw him pitch against the Giants this spring at Scottsdale Stadium. He looked good to me and at times during this season he has looked good. In fact, he outpitched Tim Lincecum during that game and I don’t see the Giants DFA’ing him. Don’t understand that at all. :p. Seriously, though I would like to see Moyer get one last chance to finish the season in the Majors.

  13. ctownboy 3 years ago

    Moyer should go to the Padres.  Going to the A’s or Mariners would mean he would still have to face the DH AND the Texas Rangers.  Going to the Padres means he would have a huge home ball park to pitch in and would get the opposing Pitcher as a batter.

    As far as five Home Runs given up in Cincinnati, from what I can remember, it wasn’t Moyer who gave up five dingers but Mat Latos….

  14. D.j. Wilson 3 years ago

    Someone give him a chance to finish out the season C’MONNN

  15. johnsilver 3 years ago

    It’s bad when ur FB was as hard as Wake’s knuckler, even last year when Wake retired…

  16. LordD99 3 years ago

    I can see him retiring, but my guess is he doesn’t want to retire, and being that he throws with the left hand, that means some team will give him another shot.  In fairness, he’s coming off TJ surgery, and even though pitchers can come back a year later, it often times takes several months of game conditions to regain command, and Moyer is a man who needs full command.  Wouldn’t be shocked if his final act is yet to come.

  17. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    Gosh darnit I was hoping to see Chipper hit a home run off of him next time they play the Rox. If he does face him, he should hit a 550 footer then look at him and say “And that’s without knowing the signs”.

  18. Every_Month_is_Roctober 3 years ago

    Darn it..as a Rockies fan that lives in the Philadelphia area, I was looking forward to seeing him pitch against the Phillies this season (and win).  I really don’t get this move at all… Nicasio & Moyer have been the best 2 starters for the Rockies this season.  I can only hope that this means that he’s been offered Apodaca’s job and a lifetime contract to be part of the Rockies coaching/management staff.  Sad day in Rockiesland…It was hard enough with this start to the season…so bummed..

  19. My reply is towards Robert K.

  20. Dynasty22 3 years ago

    Time to take the LOOGY route, Mr. Moyer.

  21. cards1985 3 years ago

    Jamie Moyer was amazing! Wow, 49 and still going. Probably the end of the line, but that was cool to see.

  22. James L. Carlson II 3 years ago

    I think he will make a great pitching coach. 

  23. j6takish 3 years ago

    Pirates? Royals? They need someone, anyone to throw innings. I don’t know if he wants to end his career being an inning sponge for a non contender though

    • bigpat 3 years ago

      The Pirates have five quality starter right now with Brad Lincoln in the bullpen who can also start in a pinch. Not desperate for pitching right now.

      KC can really use some though, and two of his former teams, Philly and Seattle, can probably use an extra pitcher right now. He would also be better than some of the pitchers San Diego and Minnesota are throwing out there now.

  24. chasfh 3 years ago

    I’d love to see him come back to the Cubs though.  I mean, seriously, it’s not like the Cubs have anything to actually play for this year.

  25. think about it. if he retired, then there may have never been a no handed home run

  26. Wainwrights_Curveball 3 years ago

    Right that makes senses. The cubs bring Moyer back so he can serve up even more long balls during the Chicago summer.  

    I hope the M’s give him another chance. At the very least, give him a one day contract and let him retire.

  27. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    I’d rather they go with Tyler Cloyd if they want another rotation piece. He could be the next Worley/Happ although without any kind of upside beyond Kyle Kendrick.

  28. jb226 3 years ago

    “It’s not like Chris Volstad is burning up the league.”

    He has been replaced by Travis Wood for at least two starts.

  29. I agree. As a Cubs fan, and my team in need of a lefty reliever, perhaps Jamie Moyer could come back and end his career with the Cubs, if he is willing to pitch out of the bullpen. Give him a one-day contract, or even a look-see. Sounds good to me.

  30. NickinIthaca 3 years ago

     Where’s best starter?

  31. chasfh 3 years ago

    There a best starter?  Here a starter, there a starter, everywhere a best starter.

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