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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47 Comments on "Rockies Designate Jamie Moyer For Assignment"


belky2
3 years 2 months ago

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

anthony88
3 years 2 months 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.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

omavricko
3 years 2 months ago

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

mwagner26
3 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

Oh wait…

theloniouszen
3 years 2 months ago

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

LordD99
3 years 2 months 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.

TophersReds
3 years 2 months 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.

3 years 2 months ago

Moyer gave up 4 HRs.  Latos gave up 5.  Check your game stats.  I was at the game.

3 years 2 months ago

Philllies

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 2 months ago

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

chasfh
3 years 2 months ago

This is what’s going to happen.  Right here.

3 years 2 months ago

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

Huff's dog
3 years 2 months ago

or the Giants.

3 years 2 months ago

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…

Huff's dog
3 years 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

 Well, that’s not saying a whole lot.

Hubbs2
3 years 2 months ago

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

progmatinee
3 years 2 months 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.

3 years 2 months ago

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.

ctownboy
3 years 2 months 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….

D.j. Wilson
3 years 2 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

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

LordD99
3 years 2 months 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.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 2 months 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”.

Every_Month_is_Roctober
3 years 2 months 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..

3 years 2 months ago

My reply is towards Robert K.

Dynasty22
3 years 2 months ago

Time to take the LOOGY route, Mr. Moyer.