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.
not a mariner! =X noooo
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
Instead of regular incentives they use social security as a bonus
Flyball pitchers in high elevation!
Jamie Moyer is his own metaphor.
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!
I love the Rockies, but what on Earth are they thinking here?
Oil Can Boyd is available too.
And hes probably younger.
that Cuddyer signing is looking curiouser and curiouser.
Next task is to give Jason Giambi a 10 year extension
elscorcho the marlin
i’m impressed, moyer.
Now they should sign Demitri Young.
Clearly the Rockies want to even up his career W-L record.
Thin air in Colorado means Moyer should at least hit 75 MPH with his hardest Fastball
Theres something you don’t see everyday a 49 year old in the minors, Jamie Moyer’s DNA should be showcased in a museum.
Wasn’t El Duque pitching up until a year or two?
Makes sense for the Rox to sign a fossil…
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.
I thought that the player offered a minor league deal would be a PTBNL
I though he was 51…
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
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.
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!
Giant waste of WHATEVER money spent. Sign him as the pitching coach, but not a player.