This was frightening enough the other day, when it was just a rumor. Now it's reality. Jon Morosi:
There's still a physical in the way, and you never know what might show up given that Jamie Moyer is ALMOST FIFTY YEARS OLD, but assuming he passes, Moyer will be battling with a host of other arms for a job in Colorado.
Colorado, as in Coors Field, as in the extremely hitter-friendly Coors Field. Coors Field is less hitter-friendly than it used to be, but that's like saying a rabid wolf with three legs is less dangerous than a rabid wolf with four legs. It's still a miserable place for pitchers, and Moyer is a guy who was a contact fly-ball pitcher before he had Tommy John surgery. So.
Here's what's funny: Let's say Moyer doesn't make the team out of camp. Let's say Moyer reports to triple-A. Well, Colorado's triple-A affiliate plays in Colorado Springs, and that ballpark is more insane than Coors Field. Jamie Moyer acts as his own agent. He might want to consider firing himself.
Okay, so in truth, Moyer probably didn't have many offers, and while it's hard to imagine a worse environment for him than Colorado, it's just really cool to see him get a shot. I'll be rooting for Jamie Moyer, and you'll be rooting for Jamie Moyer, even if you're a fan of a team that ends up facing Jamie Moyer. Making the team and conquering Coors Field? Jamie Moyer has amazed us all before.