Fan favorite Jamie Moyer is feeling good about his chances of returning to Major League Baseball this season. Training with the Colorado Rockies, along with a number of younger pitchers (but everyone is younger compared to Moyer), the 49-year old is hoping to successfully come back from Tommy John Surgery.
We remember what kind of impact Moyer can have ona pitching staff. At his age he is not going to throw a blazing fastball on any batter, but his mix of well-blended off-speed pitches and precise location makes him a difficult pitcher for a number of batters to figure out after seeing faster pitches on a routine basis. Moyer gets batters out by out-smarting them, rather than winning a battle of skill. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with that.
Moyer exhibits the very best in class when it comes to baseball, never shy of answering tough questions with genuine honesty and never afraid to criticize his own performance when needed. Moyer was a fine addition to the Phillies in 2007 and I feel his influence on the young pitching staff was one of the big changes that needed to be made in order to get the Phillies over the hump. Safe to see it was one move that helped pay off.