Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Back to the Hot Stove...Rockies Sign Pitcher Older than the Actual Rockies
In a rumored move for the last couple of days the Rockies signed free agent 49 year old pitcher Jamie Moyer to a minor league deal pending his passing a physical. Moyer missed last season due to injury.
MY THOUGHTS: Believe it or not, I love this move. There are starters in the Rockies training camp that were not yet born when the above card was printed, so Moyer should be able to pass along some knowledge. Even the elder statesman of the Rockies starter candidates (Jason Hammel) is 20! years younger than Moyer, so I think everyone involved can benefit from this move. Moyer is not likely to make the team, but his experience could help transform the mishmash currently in Denver. If he does make the rotation, this could be one of the greatest comebacks in the history of baseball.
BONUS TRIVIA: Now that the Seth Smith has been traded as of earlier this week, the great Rockies trivia of having both Manning brother's backup quarterbacks on the roster is over. Here is the NEW great Rockies trivia. Aside from Andres Galarraga, Jamie Moyer was born before than the entire 1993 Rockies Opening Day lineup (and we were the OLD expansion team compared to the baby Marlins). Have fun with that one.