If they want to sit somebody for a few starts to see what Pedro can do, it should be Jamie Moyer. I don't want to hear how he's turned things around and that he pitched so much better in July. He did have three very good starts in July, but in between each start he got lit up. In his last six games, he has an ERA around 5.00 despite giving up only 1 earned run in three of those game. Is a chance to win every other start the best we can hope to get from Moyer? Granted, it's better than his early season performance when he couldn't leave a game before giving up four runs, but it's not good enough.
In a season in which he has started at least 20 games, this is the highest ERA, WHIP and BAA that Moyer has posted since his first full season in the majors back in 1987. He's old. He's done.
If I'm the GM, I ask Moyer if he plans on pitching next year. If he says he is, I shut him down right now to avoid having some of his
Moyer has done great things for the Phils since he came here in 2006. He was on the mound the day they clinched their last two NL East titles. But nostalgia doesn't win baseball games in October. It's time for a change.