Moyer returning, other good stuff

DMZ · July 26, 2005 at 11:12 am · Filed Under Mariners 

In with today’s PI Mariner notebook was the news that Moyer’s looking to return next year. I’d use this to plug the “home starter” idea again, except… Moyer also says his remaining goal is to play in the World Series. Which probably means he’ll be looking for another team to help him do that.

Over at ESPN, Jim Caple has a cool article on the M’s using old-style bats in batting practice. He brought those bats to the last feed, because he’s awesome, and man, those things are huuuuuge. Remarkably, it’s the one article on that’s not Insider today.

Also: Soriano’s status is questionable, as his amazingly fast comeback from TJ surgery has stalled a bit (though the PI and Times seem to differ a little on what that means, and what’ll happen next, though Tacoma figures in both versions), and Madritsch may start throwing soon.


60 Responses to “Moyer returning, other good stuff”

  1. Paul Molitor Cocktail on July 26th, 2005 5:08 pm

    Why do you think Moyer will still be good next year? He’s 43 and has been getting worse for years.

    Signing him risks that he’ll turn into another pumpkin aka Olerud and Boone.

  2. DMZ on July 26th, 2005 5:10 pm

    Doyle’s in Tacoma, it’s true.

  3. roger tang on July 26th, 2005 5:15 pm

    re 51

    As opposed to all the other pumpkins we already got?

    Nah, take your chances with possible-not-yet pumpkins…..

  4. Cool Papa Bell on July 26th, 2005 5:16 pm

    I don’t think he will be good, but he should be decent and he won’t cost a whole lot. Like I said, we most likely won’t be able to find 5 starters better than him before next season. Also, he won’t cost as much as we were paying Olerud and Boone, and the team probably won’t be relying on him as much they were with John and Bret (he’d be the fourth a fifth starter, whereas those two were starting position players). It would also give someone like Livingston more time in the minors, which he will probably need.

  5. Jim Osmer on July 26th, 2005 5:20 pm

    #45 I think Snelling won’t be reporting to Tacoma anytime soon. He will likely be in limbo for a few days until a trade for Winn happens.

  6. ray on July 26th, 2005 5:20 pm

    Okay, those who prefer to see Livingston on the roster next year raise your hand… let’s see… 1 2 3 4 5…and you and you, yes, okay. Now, those who prefer to see Moyer on there.. okay… 1, uh 1, anyone else?

  7. Cool Papa Bell on July 26th, 2005 5:25 pm

    ray, where did I say I didn’t want to see Livingston next year? While your looking for that, you could also point out where I said that having Livingston in the rotation and Moyer starting was mutually exclusive.

  8. Pud on July 26th, 2005 5:29 pm

    In terms of Snelling being sent down, weren’t the M’s shopping Dave Hansen to anyone who will listen? And isn’t there a rule against trading a player on the DL? If so I’m thinking this may be to free up Hansen to be dealt rather than anything else. I wouldn’t be suprised if Snelling doesn’t report to Tacoma until the very last second.

  9. Pilots fan on July 26th, 2005 6:07 pm

    Ya know, I was thinking the same thing about Jamie getting old and ineffective after the 2000 season. Then he proved me wrong for 3 straight years. Then after last year, I thought his time was up again. He is of course starting to slip at age 42, but given how he is pitching right now, he IS the best starter on our staff and I would not count him out for next year — not yet, anyway.

    I hope he is able to stay on the staff as the #5 starter next year and I hope he retires at some point right into Brian Price’s job.

  10. Dave on July 26th, 2005 8:51 pm

    If you bring Jamie back and let Livingston start the year in Triple-A, and Jamie’s terrible, guess what, you can then call up Livingston and admit your mistake.

    If you let Jamie go, and Livingston is terrible, you can then… trade for another pitcher? Call up Tom Oldham? The options aren’t exactly overflowing.

    It’s not like Livingston has been dominating the PCL for 4 months and has nothing left to learn.