Here’s a novel idea — Moyer as a home starter
John McGrath in the Tacoma News Tribune (“Whupping the Times in M’s coverage for a couple years now”) writes that the M’s should consider Moyer as a home starter.
An equally good case can be made that Moyer figures to be as reliable as anybody else in a rotation whose only certain returning starter is 19-year-old Felix Hernandez.
My case? Go halfway.
Instead of paying Moyer $8 million to start 32 games, pay him $4 million to start 16 home games. He could accompany the team on trips Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and be available to pitch in a pinch Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d concentrate on taking the mound at Safeco Field.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no precedent for this arrangement; the closest parallel mightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been the weekend passes extended to players with domestic military commitments.
That’s crazy! Who would think of such a thing? Besides me and Dave back in July.
Anyway, I this is a good idea and if gets any traction from distribution in print, so be it.