Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 Chachi Transactions #8 Jamie Moyer

We here at (in?) the Phillies Room certainly want to wish Jamie Moyer well in his quest to pitch in his 25th season at the age of 49.  Moyer recently signed a minor league contract with the Rockies and received an invitation to spring training.  Moyer missed the entire 2011 season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.

Everything I've read indicates that Moyer could be a long-shot to crack the Rockies pitching rotation.  However, I'll definitely be rooting for him throughout the spring.  The Rockies will visit Philadelphia twice in 2012, with their first visit coming in mid-June.  If Moyer makes the team, and if he just happens to pitch during that series, he should be prepared for a very, very warm welcome from the fans at Citizens Bank Park.


Dawgbones said...

and I may have to see about running up there to see that game! I am very excited for the possibility that he could be in any rotation this year. I don't feel as though the Rockies have made a bad choice in this decision at all...

Jim said...

Yep, and the trade of Slowey today opens things up a little for Moyer. I could find myself actually rooting* for the Rockies this year if he makes the team.

*When they're not playing the Phils, of course.