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Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

Posted on: November 6, 2010 6:06 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2010 7:15 pm
Jamie Moyer
According to Dominican journalist Carlos Jose Lugo, Jamie Moyer left a winter league game there Saturday with what appeared to be an injury to his pitching arm.

Moyer, who turns 48 on November 18, has been the oldest player in the majors for the past three years. He started 19 games for the Phillies last year but didn't pitch after July 20 due to elbow problems. Philadelphia cut him loose after the season, but he was rehabbing this winter in hopes of landing a job somewhere next year for his 24th major-league season.

Moyer's willingness to pitch in winter league ball has been a real feel-good story, and shows how much the guy loves to play. Here's hoping this isn't anything serious, because his next serious injury is almost certainly career-ending.

UPDATE: Moises Alou, general manager for Escogido, Moyer's Dominican team, told reporter Dionisio Soldevila that Moyer "probably won't pitch again in his career" after re-injuring his elbow. If that's true, it's a sad end to a great career.

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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2010 9:58 am

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

Jamie I have to say without you we have a much harder time winning that WORLD SERIES. You were the stabilizing voice that calmed everyone down. Unfortunatly I think it is time to enjoy your family or if you truly love the game so much COACH becaise lets face it having you here was like having another coach you where a great influance on the younger players and you still have a lot to give to this game...From Philly we all wish you the best in whatever decision you make and we thank you for helping us win the ring you are a true Philadelphian and will be imortilized for your contribution to helping us win the Ring. Good luck in whatever you do and enjoy your family!

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2010 12:14 am

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

 I really hope that Jamie Moyer keeps on playing and recovers quickly. Nobody should be denied playing the sport that they love. Good luck to him. He's still very talented and deserves to play for a team in the Majors. Keep fightin to stay in the game Jamie and living the dream!!

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2010 8:23 pm

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

The guy has 7 kids at home and is a millionaire several times over.  Don't coach if you can't play....go home to your family.

Thanks for the memories and great career!

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 1:31 pm

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

lump, are you serious with that post? really? Moyer after his 2008 campaign was everything BUT reliable. There was a reason why he was demoted to bullpen, because he didn't have the magic he had of 2008 going for him. He was battling injuries in 2009, and on top of that was REALLY inconsistent. 

Are you really going to pick on Hamels?  So what if the guy loses as many games as he does, the fact is he pitches MUCH better than Moyer.  People like you overrate Wins and Losses for a pitcher's stats so much, it's sickening.  I guess the games where Hamels gives up 1 run in 8 or 9 innings pitched were complete and utter failures on his part when the team loses, and therefore he pitched worse than Moyer who maybe could pitch 5 innings without giving up less than 4-5 runs, but get the win because the team scored 10 for him.  Seriously dude, get a clue.

Phillies management did what was best for their team, and Moyer WOULD NOT HAVE HELPED.  If anything, it would have been worse. 

So what was the reason why the Phillies got "trounced" (trounced, really?  by scoring 20 runs compared to the Giants 19 runs in 6 games?  that's a trouncing?!?)?  hmmmm?  Because they didn't use Moyer?  Is that what you're getting at?

Moyer has not pitched well since 2008.  That's a fact.  Hamels, Halladay, Oswalt, Happ, Blanton, Kendrick, Worley...have all pitched better than Moyer.  That's not being cold and heartless, that's treating a player based on his performance.  This team is trying to win, not trying to be "the nice guy" to everybody so no feelings get hurt.  You know why?  Because it's MLB.  You want the league where teams are run by nice guys so no feelings get hurt, go watch some t-ball with some 5 year olds where everybody gets an at-bat every inning, and nobody keeps score. 

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 10:04 am

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

lol.. karma --- nuff said

Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 8:57 am

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

done in baseball?? i hope not. i think its time to retire from being an active player to be a pitching coach. i think jamie moyer would be a great asset to any team in the role of pitching coach

Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2010 7:38 am

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

I think there should be a special vote to let him take steroids so he can keep pitching till he is 60.  Seriously, I want this guy on teh clear the HGH and talking to every sleezy Canadian doctor and maryland Chiropractor we got out there.  If he is done it will be too soon.  I want this guy to make just one more comeback, just like Vinyl records, headbands and legwarmers, come on, let him juice it up for a year he deserves it.

Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 3:27 am

Reports: Moyer could be done after new injury

bottom line - baseball is a young man's game. moyer is a class act, no doubt, but there comes a time. best to know when it is.

so coach. he would find that it has it's rewards as well.  watching someone you help develop encounter success is often as rewarding as doing it yourself...and a hell of a lot easier on the body parts.

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:16 am
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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:15 am
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