Jamie Moyer signed a 2 year extension worth $10.5 Million.
Moyer will be 44 years old next opening day, his ERA was still ok (below 4.40), he gives up homers and is now in a homer park.
I'm not really surprised because I think the market is through the roof for starters. More than we've seen so far. I am surprised by 2 years. It could mean:
- $3.5 Million may not be so far out of line for Lohse. (I don't really want the Reds to keep Lohse for that, but there may be a trade market for him.)
- Milton could probably be traded during the season with whatever is left on his contract moved and something in return. (Not now because of the surgery.)
- A desireable pitcher will probably cost big, big bucks. If Moyer were 10 years younger he would command more than Milton money and I think it will take at least that to get anyone we might even marginally want. Top 5 or 6 guys will get over $10 Million per year IMO.
- Guys like Ramirez and Claussen may have more value than we think and might be able to bring a decent position prospect (SS?) If they prove they are healthy. They might fetch a somewhat pricey veteran or a price increasing young veteran with some flaws (sort of like Lopez was).
Not much of this is new, but this signing adds evidence to what we've been suspecting.