Friday, February 12, 2016

Jamie Moyer update

Jamie Moyer update


Just thought I'd pass the following note along. There has been some speculation in the past about Jamie Moyer possibly returning to play in Seattle, his home, or another West Coast team. The veteran wants to return to the Phillies, and the Phillies would like to have him back. But, the speculation went, if the Phillies didn't work out, a logical place for him to pitch would be the Mariners, where he is the franchise's all-time wins leader.

But it sounds like that speculation doesn't make much sense anymore. Moyer and his family have moved to Bradenton, Fla., where his sons are enrolled at the IMG Sports Academy, an exclusive school/training ground for young athletes. I heard awhile ago that his sons were at IMG, but I wasn't sure if Moyer was there full-time. From what I've heard now, that seems to be the case. After spending the past couple years flying cross-country on off-days to see his family, it would seem like a pretty safe bet that Moyer will remain in the Eastern Time Zone. Even if Moyer were still living in Seattle, I'd say his return was a virtual lock. But the situation seems perfect now: Bradenton is less than an hour from the Phillies spring training complex and it is served by its own airport (it is also about an hour from TPA). In addition, it is three-and-a-half hours from Miami, where the Phillies play nine games, and a half hour to St. Petersburg, where they are scheduled to play three against the Rays.

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