According to reports, free agent Jamie Moyer and the Phils are in serious talks with the possibility that a deal could be finalized next week.
As steady as he was in 2008, and the job he does mentoring the young players, one could argue that Jamie Moyer deserves as much credit for exorcising Philadelphia’s title demons as anyone. If father time catches up with the 46-year-old, than the Phillies will have lost their bet against the clock that the man who went 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA (118 ERA+) can still contribute at a high level next season. Age isn't enough reason to believe he can’t. As long as the Marlins, Nationals and other National League mediocrities fill the schedule, Moyer, a unique breed who hasn't missed a turn with the Phillies yet, represents an attractive, comfortable option for the Phils. There’s risk, but there’s always risk when signing pitchers. Worst case scenario, Moyer breaks down and becomes a second pitching coach. There isn't a lot to lose here. Expect the two sides to draw up a plan that makes sense. [Jump to the newest comments]