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Posted Tuesday August 02, 2011, About: Thome may be a fit in Philly
His name is Ross Gload.

This would be a fantastic move, but in order for the Phillies to get him, literally every team in the league would have to pass over him. That won't happen, especially if it's before he hits number 600.
Posted Monday May 09, 2011, About: Dolphins picking QB by default
I've said it time and time again, Henne has the tools to be successful. I want to know what is being done to further his progress in making reads and decisions, because that's what is killing him. When he starts forcing throws, he's toast.

I don't see Kolb, McNabb or Young as anything more than stopgap options, and not worthwhile ones at that.
Posted Monday May 09, 2011, About: Flyers ready for 'C' change?
Boucher was the most consistent goalie for the Flyers this season, and he earned the right to be the guy during the playoffs. The mistake was in Laviolette playing musical chairs with the position. Nothing good comes from that, especially when your defense is content to let the other team stay in the crease like it was a hotel.
Posted Friday February 04, 2011, About: Pettitte a 'marginal' Hall of Fame candidate
I'm just thankful there's a wait before eligibility kicks in. The way people are carrying on, he'd be inducted today, given the chance.
Posted Saturday January 29, 2011, About: Phillies interested in reliever
It'd be nice if the Phillies were chasing the Jason Grilli in the photo, rather than the real Jason Grilli.
Posted Friday January 28, 2011, About: Flyers close to landing Cole?
No way this happens. The team has been playing lights out, and there's no need to introduce another forward to an already crowded group. Take any free money and make sure Leino is locked up for years to come.
Posted Monday January 24, 2011, About: Former Met Francoeur rips Citi Field
At least no one will hear him in KC.
Posted Monday January 17, 2011, About: Sparano will be making some changes
What was the point in mentioning his weight loss? Nice to know a team that finished the season disappointingly needs to make changes.
Posted Wednesday January 12, 2011, About: Davis stumps for McNabb in San Fran
Everytime I hear someone say they want McNabb as their quarterback, it makes me wonder just how familiar they are with his game.
Posted Tuesday December 28, 2010, About: You don't have to believe in Jamie Moyer
I'm thrilled that you've followed the situation enough to be totally unaware of the fact that he won't be pitching until 2012. And your analysis of his 2010 season leaves me extremely curious just how many starts of his you watched. Or did you just load up on "He's old and doesn't throw hard" jokes and feel that was sufficient?
Posted Monday December 27, 2010, About: You don't have to believe in Jamie Moyer
The complaints about Jamie's stuff is irrelevant, as that was never his strength and never his way to get guys out. He is, in the kindest manner possible, a junk ball pitcher. With this in mind, Jamie pitched more effectively in 2010 than he had in his career barring some of his best seasons as a Mariner. Moyer's statistics in 2010 took a beating because of his godawful start against the Red Sox, and so I consider them fairly misleading. Taking away that game doesn't leave you with Cy Young-worthy numbers, but it does show a solid, reliable 5th starter.

People seem to be turning against Jamie Moyer a little bit in the wake of Brett Favre, but the comparison doesn't extend beyond the fact that a lot of people think they should just call it a day. Moyer hasn't turned into a media hound, beyond granting interviews to those that request them, and he hasn't turned each off-season into a "Will I, won't I" when it comes to retirement. The guy just wants to pitch, and if that's the most offensive thing he ever does, I'd say he's lived a pretty great life. Also, there's something to be said for the guy being willing to work and earn his spot, rather than pulling a Favre and expecting things given to him and showing up when he feels like it.

So I hope Moyer comes back, and I hope he continues defying the odds. He's a great story.
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Moyer ready to rehab for 2012 comeback
He does take pride in his career, that's why he wants to further it. In truth, his statistics last year strongly resemble the majority of his career, so it's not as if there's a huge dropoff. As a matter of fact, barring that awful Red Sox game, I'm willing to argue that Moyer was pitching his best in 2010 since his prime years with the Mariners.

I'm an avowed Moyer fan, make no mistake, but he is a great story regardless. You have a guy who's dedicated to pitching for no reason other than his love of the game. He's not striving to relive past glories, he's not playing for a huge paycheck, he just loves baseball and wants to play into his 50's. How can you not root for that?
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Moyer ready to rehab for 2012 comeback
Moyer is notorious for his preparation and workouts, so I think he can pull it off. So long as he doesn't rush back and make poor decisions, which he did with the initial injury, he should be ready come the spring of 2012.
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Moyer ready to rehab for 2012 comeback
Especially if you're a Braves fan, what with him throwing a two-hit complete game shutout against them at the age of 47.

Moyer in 2012!
Posted Friday November 19, 2010, About: Parcells wants back in
Exactly. He says he can do this, "one more time"; what exactly is he planning to do? The Dolphins feel like an incomplete project that he walked away from.
Posted Wednesday October 27, 2010, About: Moyer, 47, will play winter ball in Dominican Republic
He's said multiple times that it's something he'd like to do. Journalists are already drooling about the possibility of making "Age matches the jersey number' joke.
Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010, About: Moyer, 47, will play winter ball in Dominican Republic
The Cardinals actually suggested that he retire. Instead, he fought through the minors for a year.
Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010, About: Moyer, 47, will play winter ball in Dominican Republic
Even better that one of them was drafted this past season. He chose to go to college, but imagine the old man pitching against his kid.
Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010, About: Moyer, 47, will play winter ball in Dominican Republic
Jamie Moyer has been my favorite player for a long time, and I love that the guy just refuses to go away. I'll consider next year a success - regardless of what else happens - if he comes back on a camp invitation and beats out Kendrick.
Posted Monday October 25, 2010, About: Which Phillies stay or go?
The Phillies' willingness to offer another year (ignoring Oswalt, of course) has been their trademark in free agency. Look at Ibanez.
Posted Monday October 25, 2010, About: Which Phillies stay or go?
I've always said Amaro Jr. was more aggressive than intelligent.
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