Moyer Is Still Their Guy

By / December 16, 2008 / Hot Stove

On the same day the Philadelphia Phillies sign Chan Ho Park, they decide to bring back Jaime “Slo-Mo” Moyer.

His contract was for 2 years, $13 million.

Naturally, this contract comes with incentives. Here’s how ESPN.com lists them:

“Moyer would earn $20 million over the two years if he pitches 190 innings and makes 31 starts each season.

He will receive base salaries of $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and he can make an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses each year: $250,000 each for 150, 160, 170, 180 and 190 innings pitched.

In addition, his 2010 base can escalate by up to $4.5 million: $250,000 each for 150 innings and 23 starts, and $500,000 each for 160, 170, 180 and 190 innings, and 25, 27, 29 and 31 starts.”

Did I mention he has a limited no-trade clause to block off six teams? I’m sure the New York Mets are among them.

That’s a lot for a month about to be a half-century old.

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Ed Leyro

I guess if Omar could offer two years to Julio Franco a few years ago, Dunce Boy could do the same for Moyer. Moyer did have a great year in 2008, especially for someone his age, but two years for a soon-to-be AARP member is too risky. Ah, but what do I care? Let the Philthies make these moves to get older (Ibañez, Park, Moyer…all of which are at least 35 years old) as the Mets get younger (Putz and K-Rod are both under 35…even Tatis is under 35).

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