Friday, July 23, 2010
The end of the road for Jamie Moyer?
Jamie Moyer may not be the worst regular starting pitcher in the National League -- five other qualifiers have worse ERAs -- but he's in the running.
Plus he's 47. And now his elbow hurts.
Even if he can avoid ligament replacement surgery -- and I suspect that would be in the offing for a 27-year-old pitcher with this injury, as incomplete as the diagnosis may be -- it's bound to be difficult for him to continue pitching.
His has been an odd, even unique, career. I wrote a column earlier this year marveling at his longevity.
As he said in the piece linked to above, if this is it, he's had a great career.
Nice job tonight by Brian Duensing, not so nice from Anthony Slama. I know I'm more skeptical about Slama than a lot of people, but the notion espoused earlier this week by Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press that Slama will soon be closing is just silly.