Congrats to 49-year old Jaime Moyer for cracking the Rockies starting rotation. He'll be the number two starter after Jeremy Guthrie. The soft slinging lefty will begin his 25th Major League season on Saturday April 7th at Houston.
If Moyer wins just one game this season, he'll be the oldest player to ever win a big league game.
But here is a thought. How good can the Rockies starting pitching be if a 49-year old guy can be your number two starter?
I know they want to put Moyer between two hard throwers (Guthrie and Juan Nicasio) but you have to have some reservations about the starters. Rounding out the five starters for Colorado, Jhoulys Chacin and Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz will start out in AAA and make his first start on April 15th.
I feel great for Moyer. The guy has been a credit to the game for a long time and I enjoy watching him outsmart hitters. He proves that you don't have to throw mid-90's to get guys out. Plus, he's coming off elbow surgery and his perseverance is something people of all ages can learn from. I hope he has a great season.