Former Phillies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer continues to try and stick in the big leagues, and if he is not promoted by the Baltimore Orioles in the next few days he will once again become a free agent on the market.
According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko…
#orioles must make a decision on Moyer in the next few days. He can opt out if club doesn’t select his contract from Norfolk.
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) June 21, 2012
RotoWorld’s scouting report notes “Moyer has allowed just four runs (three earned) in 16 innings at Triple-A Norfolk” since signing a minor league contract with the AL East franchise. Moyer was released form his contract earlier this season by the Colorado Rockies. “He struggled mightily for the Rockies earlier this season and seems doubtful to fare much better against AL East teams, but the O’s may decide to give him a look,” notes RotoWorld.
Given some recent struggles by the Phillies starting pitching the question will obviously come up should Moyer wiggle out of his Orioles contract. Should the Phillies give Moyer a look? If so, is there any chance he could help this team make another postseason run?
Personally, and keep in mind I am a huge Moyer fan, I just do not see that happening. The Phillies will eventually get Roy Halladay back in the rotation, Cliff Lee will eventually stop blowing three-run leads (we hope), Cole Hamels will remain a steady lefty, and the combo of Vance Worley and Joe Blanton should be more than enough to round out the rotation for the remainder of the season.
Adding Moyer would limit what the Phillies can do to boost their offense, although that could be coming around a little bit. I wish Moyer the best for the remainder of the season and will be cheering him on wherever he lands. If he can find himself on a playoff team, it would be fun to see what he can do but I just do not think he has enough left to rely too much on.