Orioles Release Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer has asked for and received his release from the Orioles, the team announced.  The left-hander had the option to get out of his contract if his contract wasn't selected from Triple-A.

Moyer, 49, has a 1.69 ERA with a 16K/0BB ratio in three starts for Triple-A Norfolk this year.  The Rockies released the veteran earlier this month shortly after designating him for assignment.  Moyer made ten starts for Colorado this year, posting a 5.70 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 53 2/3 innings.


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27 Comments on "Orioles Release Jamie Moyer"


EpiphanyinBaltimore
3 years 2 months ago

Seems kind of dumb. Why wasn’t this planned for? It’s not like a team’s need of a 5th starter is a surprise when it comes up. 

Manny Being Manny
3 years 2 months ago

Moyer pitched about as well as you could have expected him to do in Triple A, so why even sign him if you weren’t going to give him a chance to be called up?

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Well, you can never have enough pitching depth. 

3 years 2 months ago

Well the move could be seen as a win/win for both parties involved… Moyer was released by Colorado and had no where else to go.  The O’s probably said something along the lines of, “we’ll stock you in AAA for 3 starts, and it will keep you fresh.  We’ll most likely use you after or before your 3 starts are up.  If not, you’ll have been able to showcase your sub 2.00 ERA for anyone else who may be in need of your services.  No loss for either side, not like teams were tripping over themselves to get him (again).

Rabbitov
3 years 2 months ago

Agreed 100%. 

3 years 2 months ago

Is this the end of Moyer? He’s becoming sort of a novelty act and nothing else. I know Boston won’t take him, since he was there 16 years ago and was not very kind about his experience.

$4555515
3 years 2 months ago

i think he shouldve atleast been given a call up and a shot even if its only for 1 start

Odawg8
3 years 2 months ago

Why didn’t he get the call over hunter or arrieta, or even matusz??? Given his AAA stats, you’d think he’d at least give you a chance to win a game, unlike some of the aforementioned clowns.

3 years 2 months ago

Was he even on the 40 man roster when he signed? I thought it was a minor league contract so reason not to call him up for one start is they would have had to pay him more and removed someone from the 40 man

newera36
3 years 2 months ago

That was the problem someone had to come off the 40 man & the O’s had no obvious players to remove

Rabbitov
3 years 2 months ago

Kevin Gregg + Zach Phillips. 

newera36
3 years 2 months ago

Gregg would of been ideal but for reasons only god knows the answer to gets to keep his spot…Gregg & Nick Johnson must have sold their souls to keep jobs

Rabbitov
3 years 2 months ago

Nick Johnson has been hitting since his abysmal start and he rarely plays so his numbers are skewed.  He’s raised his average from below .100 to over .200 in very few games. 

Gregg we keep so he can fight with David Ortiz in September. 

newera36
3 years 2 months ago

Very true about Johnson. I only include him because of the extreme lack of an outfielder on the team. Their really is no point in having him on the roster if his playing time is as rare as it is

3 years 2 months ago

 Yes, Gregg might have been ideal to drop from the 40-man, but that reason only God knows is actually six million reasons known to the front office.

Besides, Gregg has actually pitched reasonably well of late.  They would be better off dropping Endy Chavez, who is simply awful.  Nick Johnson is not on the 40-man, I don’t think.  At least he does not have a major league contract.  But they have my permission to drop him either way.    

EpiphanyinBaltimore
3 years 2 months ago

Johnson is on the 40-man and has a major league contract. Initially he was signed to a minor-league deal and was a non-roster invitee, but once he made the big league roster, he gets a major league contract and a place on the 40-man.

newera36
3 years 2 months ago

Him being Kevin Gregg is all the reason to DFA him. That out weighs those 6 million reasons

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 HAHA. Kevin Gregg is every Orioles fan obvious choice to DFA, like Darnell McDonald is Boston’s, or mine at least.. The sooner the better. It’s like every time the guy is in a game he misreads balls in the OF and singles go for XBH, then K’s at the plate..

Like Gregg enters the game and walks the bases loaded..

Man I watched that guy do it seemingly every game with the Fish and was sooo happy when they shipped him off to the Cubs. They didn’t have to get anything in return, just getting rid of him was enough.

DanMizer
3 years 2 months ago

dude you had a good career, made some money, and got to play the game of baseball for your entire working career.  go home and bang your wife, go hang out with your kids… take up a cooking class or something.. your 49 and pitching and riding the bus at triple A.  i understand some people just dont want to quit but whats that same about life outside the ballgame?  id be traveling the world/sipping cocktails in paradise with my wife and just living life.  ITS OVER.

3 years 2 months ago

I throw in the old standby that he’s keeping a young prospect from playing/fulfilling a dream. Jamie has a better-than-average shot at being the only major leaguer that’s an AARP member. Think about it.

3 years 2 months ago

Come on Terry Ryan, let’s give Jamie a shot in the rotation. He couldn’t really be worse than P.J. Walters, and Target Field will keep some of the would-be HRs in the park.

3 years 2 months ago

Would love to see the Royals and the pitcher friendly K give Moyer a shot!

3 years 2 months ago

Gotta get Jamie back to Philly to be in the bullpen.

Kurisu Rg
3 years 2 months ago

Next stop: Toronto

3 years 2 months ago

 And it is!

3 years 2 months ago

How about going to the brewers possibly?But maybe in the bullpen? 

3 years 2 months ago

 ohh how I was just thinking the same thing when I saw this