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Moyer's comeback may happen in the Rockies

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08:19 AM ET 01.17 | If one is looking for a veteran presence, they'd be hard-pressed to find someone with more life experience. [The Rockies are] awaiting word to see if ageless veteran free agent Jamie Moyer will accept their minor-league contract proposal. ... Multiple major league sources confirmed that the Rockies are trying to finish up a minor-league deal with the 49-year-old Moyer, who last pitched with the Phillies. The left-hander debuted in 1986 with the Cubs and went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA with Philadelphia in 2010 before undergoing elbow ligament surgery that forced him to miss last season. He threw in winterball and auditioned for scouts, including a representative from the Rockies.

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January 17, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Good Luck Jamie I saw your first game at Wrigley, wow r we getting old!!! Go for it you Old Fart!!

January 17, 2012  09:29 AM ET

I work with a guy who knows Jamie and he actually let his boys (high school age) work out with him. I always want to see an old guy like him succeed.

January 17, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Well, it's not like h worries about MPH on his fastball. He doesn't have one. This guy might be the best "ham n egg" pitcher the game has seen. It'd be great to see him back for one more year.

January 17, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Or three or four

January 17, 2012  10:32 AM ET

He could make Wakefield look young...

January 17, 2012  12:44 PM ET

guees moyer still have some life in his pitching arm!!!

January 17, 2012  12:48 PM ET

Moyer farts dust.

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January 17, 2012  02:44 PM ET

Like The Moose said, he was never a power pitcher, so even if he lost something off his fastball, if he can still spot his pitches and keep hitters off balance, why not go for it?

I remember watching him on the old NBC Saturday game of the week with Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola back in my youth......I miss the days when you'd listen to games on the radio all week, and then watch the NBC game on Saturday's. The world wasn't 24/7 back then, and it was a much larger place too. The Cubs were a pretty huge draw then.

January 17, 2012  02:46 PM ET

Oh, and one more thing. Once he does retire, he will be the oldest ever to be on the Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time.

January 17, 2012  02:50 PM ET

Them was the days, for sure! Unfortunately, I recall Curt Gowdy with Joe G. - the man couldn't call a sack race. They say Satchel Paige pitched into his 60's- and a lot of other guys who didn't throw hard had prolonged careers. This is still a skill game, and you don't have to throw 100 mph on every pitch to strike people out, or to win. Bully for Moyer, hope he stays healthy and gets a shot!

January 17, 2012  02:52 PM ET
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Like The Moose said, he was never a power pitcher, so even if he lost something off his fastball, if he can still spot his pitches and keep hitters off balance, why not go for it?I remember watching him on the old NBC Saturday game of the week with Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola back in my youth......I miss the days when you'd listen to games on the radio all week, and then watch the NBC game on Saturday's. The world wasn't 24/7 back then, and it was a much larger place too. The Cubs were a pretty huge draw then.

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January 17, 2012  02:54 PM ET

Hard to believe that he's been around so long that he piched to Pete Rose.

January 17, 2012  02:57 PM ET

the phillies under paid hammels,,, its there any posibility for hammels to get a long term deal from the phillies club???

January 17, 2012  04:18 PM ET

It just goes to show: there's always a place for a decent left-handed pitcher.

January 17, 2012  04:23 PM ET

I'm sorry but a guy who pitches to contact won't fare well in a huge ballpark like Coors Field. There will guys on base all day and we all know how he likes to give up the gopher ball. His ERA will 6.00 before they run him out of Denver. Good story but it won't end well in Colorado. He needs to look elsewhere.

January 17, 2012  05:00 PM ET

Since I am now older than any active NFL player, I am all for Moyer to pitch again and keep me from feeling over-the-hill for at least one more year.

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January 17, 2012  05:19 PM ET

Like to see him and Wake keep going.

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