Although he no longer wears a Mariner’s uniform, Jaime Moyer can still be considered a Seattle icon in most fans’ eyes. Most likely this is due to Moyer’s continued involvement in the community (the Moyer foundation, which he started with his wife Karen, continues to be largely based out of Seattle) paired with his underdog-like skills on the mound.
Having never thrown the fastest of fastballs he continues to be a niche fan favorite. At 49 years old he has a chance to be the oldest pitcher to win a major league game this season and he is doing it after what most would consider an already impressive career. Moyer can claim an all-star appearance and a World Series ring among his more notable major league achievements and to make the story even sweeter, he is returning this season after a year off recovering from Tommy John surgery.
All highs and lows aside, it is still reasonable to be optimistic that Moyer will get some innings this year for the Rockies. He is attempting to make the roster ahead of the likes of Guillermo Mosoco (28) and Tyler Chatwood (22) among others, who were 3 and a few years from being born respectively on the day of Moyer’s major league debut.