Originally written on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 6/4/12
It happened a lot sooner than I expected when the season started, but the Colorado Rockies released 49-year-old Jamie Moyer today. I had hoped that he might be able to provide more quality innings for the Rockies, but in recent starts his effectiveness had been poor. The Rockies had no choice but to release Moyer to free up a spot in the rotation for another one of their young starters. Moyer finished his run with the Rockies 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA over 10 starts. When the 2012 season started, Moyer was actually one of the Rockies‘ most consistent pitchers. Despite losing his first two games, I felt that Moyer pitched well enough to secure a victory both times. He was plagued by poor fielding (the Rockies committed five errors in these two games) and even poorer hitting (only five runs produced). However, as the season wore on, Moyer started to become less effective. Manager Jim Tracy noted that his variety of pitches were starting to look very similar to each other. For a 49-year-old ...
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