Jamie Moyer Stays in Philly For 2 More Years

Earlier today, I wrote about how Jamie Moyer would likely be a bargain signing for anyone seeking starting pitching this offseason. Without fail, the Phillies put the finishing touches on retaining Moyer just as I put the final edits on my column.

Though he's 46 years old, the Phillies gave Moyer a two-year contract. Don't expect Moyer to call it quits after this season, either.

"Jamie's going to do what he can to play out this contract and be an effective pitcher for us," (General Manager Ruben) Amaro Jr. said. "And if you ask Jamie, I would imagine he thinks he's going to play out many more contracts beyond it."

At this point, I seriously wouldn't be surprised to see Moyer pitch when he's 50. He doesn't seem to have any desire whatsoever to stop throwing, nor is he even remotely unproductive. Not only is he not showing signs of slowing down, he's actually coming off one of his best seasons in recent memory. The 3.71 ERA was his best since 2003. He's still durable, coming off yet another 30+ start campaign. He's thrown at least 195 innings for the past eight years.

This move ensures the top four slots in the Phillies' pitching rotation will remain intact.

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