Fan favorite Jamie Moyer was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies this afternoon. Moyer came all the way back from Tommy John surgery to win a game at age 49, but Moyer won just one more after that for the Rockies. All in all Moyer was 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA.
If Moyer did not quit after needing Tommy John surgery knowing full-well he could not pitch again until after his 49th birthday, could he pitch again?
I would not be shocked if Moyer kept trying to pitch. The problem will be finding someone to pick him up. If Moyer was willing to take a minor-league assignment to prove his value first, maybe someone would give him a shot. Might they?
Check out some of the players with a higher ERA than Moyer's 5.70:
- Clay Bucholz, 7.19
- Mike Minor, 6.98
- Tim Lincecum, 6.41
- Luke Hocevar, 6.19
- Ubaldo Jimenez, 5.79
- Randy Wolf, 5.73
John Danks is tied at 5.70. Teams probably assume those players will rebound; Moyer may not get the opportunity as they do because of their age.
It would be nice to see the Seattle Mariners to give him a shot for a return to the team he rejuvenated his career with, or for the Phillies to give Moyer a shot to help fill some holes the Phillies have. They sure look like they could use help.