Rockies Sign Jamie Moyer

Today the Rockies signed Jamie Moyer to a non-guaranteed minor league deal with an invite to spring training (pending a physical).  Moyer didn’t play last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow.

Moyer has played in 24 major league seasons, starting with the cubs in ’86.  In 2010 he went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA for the Phillies.

His career numbers are 267-204 with a 4.24 career ERA.

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SteveinAurora
SteveinAurora
8 years ago

I think that JT needs someone his age to play checkers with on road trips.

Sorry…I can’t figure out a way to support this.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

From Moyer’s perspective, this is one way to pad his stats (http://tinyurl.com/78nzvdg) – not a stat we want in Coors, but one that will most likely go up…

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
8 years ago

If you think he’ll step in and win 12 games, forget it. Not important anyway. But this is a great move (no sarcasm intended whatsoever). Even if he fails to make the team out of spring training he’ll be an outstanding influence on what is expected to be one of the youngest starting rotations in the league. Plus, if anybody and I do mean anybody, can learn to improve their mound presence and changeup from him, he’ll be well worth… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago

Maybe I’m crazy (and/or maybe just plain dumb) – but I see this as a transition to being some sort of roving Coach in Rockies Farm System. If the Rox were clear with Moyer, and said “come in a compete like hell for a spot, and it’s yours if you earn BUT…….help the kids (and we’ve got a few of those!) along the way. Set a good example. And if you do this, we may have a coaching spot for… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Everyone probably expects me to hate this. I don’t. I like it. Not for baseball reasons. Just for novelty purposes. Gives us something to root for this summer, Jamie Moyer pitching till he’s 50 or something. KInd of fun in what otherwise looks to be a dismal season.

Trip
Trip
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag, my thoughts exactly. I’m not expecting much from the Rox this year, so it would be an interesting story to follow.

Mellow_Nomah
Mellow_Nomah
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I’m of the school that says the Rox hired a player-coach in Moyer. I think that’s a big reason they keep signing the Giambinator. With all the young guys around this year, the presence of guys like Helton, Giambi, and now Cuddyer and Scutaro should help keep the guys focused, particularly if we get off to a rough start, which certainly seems likely. With Moyer and Bettancourt, the pitchers also have a couple of solid veterans to help supervise and… Read more »

Matt G
Matt G
8 years ago

I can’t believe at 49 and coming off TJ surgery that this man is willing to sign a Minor League deal. Does he not have a family?

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Matt G

Matt G,Yes he has like the “model/perfect”family of all time.SI.,or SN,had an article a couple of years ago about him and his amazing family.As my aged memory is not great I will try to state some “possible” facts.I believe his wife is former star athelete who now is a fitness guru of some kind.And she is DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Sons and daughters all atheletes of varying ages,and I believe boys going to special private schools with baseball resumes.He has several… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

He was signed, according to those all knowing national insider(s), for his roll as “mentor” as much as a pitcher. Look, I have nothing but huge amounts of respect for Jamie Moyer. To have a career as a pitcher in the majors as long as he has speaks volumes. Nothing short of phenominal. If he can help some of the other 10 or 12 then awesome. Maybe he was worth the signing. I’m just a little confused as to why… Read more »

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

It’s just a minor league contract, so there’s nothing to lose inviting him to spring training. The team isn’t investing much in him. Earlier today I googled Moscoso and read some of the articles about him and the trade. There seems to be a consensus that he’s a fly ball pitcher, and therefore not a great fit for Coors Field. BTW, Slowey also is a fly ball pitcher. Others have said this in their comments, but it seems to me… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

I think this is a great-no down side signing.If nothing else,this maybe a way for the ROX to get Tim Tebow off the sports pages and start some PR for upcoming season.And yes Julian,I am one who has stated in other posts that I believe this is a rebuilding year to learn who will get back healthy,which youngsters have the right stuff,and which prospects will be ready for 2013.

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
8 years ago

On second thought (see above), I would have preferred Yu Darvish.

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

listening to Troy Renk, just as everyone has commented on, Moyer signing is about bringing in the mentor for an obvious young developing staff. Nothing wrong with signing a minor league contract and use the time in AZ as an instructional classroom for the pitchers. Really not far off from why they resigned Giambino…

Think this happened to Crash Davis in Bull Durham ; )

Go Rox…looking forward to Fan Fest.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

The only real down side I see here is that it means less innings for legitimate candidates to make impressions and learn in spring training. Maybe thats a good thing, considering how our pitching coaches usually mess players up anyway…

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

The more I think about this signing the more I am excited for our young guys. Us having Moyer, by all accounts a HOF candidate, means that he can really coach from the mound and hopefully bring excellent coverage to the team…

Here is a pretty cool look at Moyer and the history he has behind him:

http://tinyurl.com/7axqw9w

Not gonna lie, i really hope we have one or two more signings in us, but i don’t see it…

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

I don’t see Slowey or Moncosco making the team; they will go the way of Greg Smith. I see Hammel, Chacin, Pomeranz, Chatwood, and Nicasio or White on OD rotation. None of them are big fly ball pitchers.

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