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  1. He’s 45 AND he pitches his home games in Philadelphia…..

    It’s awe inspiring to contemplate that a 45 year old could post 190 innings of something akin to league average (for a starter). Not only that, but he only required a 1 year commitment for a paltry $3.5M.

    To top it off, he’s a guy you’d love to have a neighbor.

    Comment by Terry — September 22, 2008 @ 4:38 pm

  2. So basically, we can’t even accuse Silva/Washburn/Batista of pitching like 45-year-olds.

    Granted, I wouldn’t necessarily expect Moyer to perform quite so well in the A.L.

    Comment by Seth — September 22, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

  3. Someday, perhaps now, “my grandpa can pitch better than you” will be a compliment.

    Dave, considering the park factors, does that effect your assessment, or had that already been included?

    Comment by Harry Pavlidis — September 22, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  4. What Randy Johnson is doing at age 44, 169 IP, 166 K, 3.99 ERA, 3.77 FIP belongs in the same conversation. Perhaps Moyer is a bit more interesting because otherwise his career isn’t particularly notable, but Johnson has been comparable and 44 can’t be much less rarefied air.

    Comment by Rick — September 22, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  5. If only Jamie got to face the Marlins every game.

    Comment by Eric Seidman — September 22, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  6. Surely Randy Johnson will be among those greats after next year. Even though he turned 45 earlier this month, its technically still his age 44 season, but what a season… 135 tRA+… 3.97 K/BB, over 22% K/PA… wow.

    Comment by Fett42 — September 22, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

  7. Throw the brick right!

    Comment by Patrick — September 22, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

  8. What about Roger Clemens? He had a decent season in 2007, when he turned 45?

    Comment by Tom Au — September 23, 2008 @ 8:30 am

  9. Another benefit is that Moyer is like another pitching coach on staff. Multiple articles refer to Hamels and others learning from Moyer.

    Comment by Stevie G — September 23, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  10. Very interesting article. Couldn’t be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old chum. He constantly kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good chuckle. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Comment by Leota Bakker — March 2, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

  11. Or better yet, the Giants.

    Comment by Ramah71 — March 2, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

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