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Moyer Signs Two-Year Deal

The Phillies have signed Jamie Moyer to a two-year contract extension.

Moyer Signs Two-Year Deal

After longer than anticipated negotiations, the Phillies have re-signed lefthander Jamie Moyer to a two-year deal. (Michael Perez / Inquirer)
After longer than anticipated negotiations, the Phillies have re-signed lefthander Jamie Moyer to a two-year deal. (Michael Perez / Inquirer) INQUIRER / PEREZ

The Phillies have signed Jamie Moyer to a two-year contract extension.

Both years are guaranteed, meaning there is no club option for 2010.

"We're very pleased to have Jamie back," Ruben Amaro Jr. said today. "He's been a valuable piece of the puzzle for us, and obviously gives us some more starting pitching depth. He was a goal for us from the outset."

Moyer will be 48 when his contract expires.

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"There's no question it's a concern," Amaro said of Moyer's age. "For us to go two years guaranteed, I think shows our committment to him, but he's probably one of our best conditioned athletes that we have. His dedication to his craft is as high as anybody's on our club. Jamie is going to do what he can to play out this contract and be an effective pitcher for us. We have every reason to believe with the way he works and the way he pitches that he can do just that, play out his contract."

The Phillies see four-fifths of their rotation complete with Cole Hamels, Brett MyersJoe Blanton and Moyer. The fifth spot? I think you'll see quite a battle in spring training. I think you're looking at Kyle Kendrick, J.A. Happ, Carlos Carrasco, Chan Ho Park and Drew Carpenter competing for that job. Adam Eaton stands almost no chance. The Phillies have been trying to give him away lately, but have found no takers. As far as Park goes, I tend to think Park is entering spring training in a similar position as Chad Durbin last year. I'm sure he's been told he will have a chance to start, but I think you will see him in the bullpen when the season starts.

Here's how I see the pitching staff shaping up entering Opening Day 2009:

Starters: Hamels, Myers, Blanton, Moyer and Kendrick/Happ/Carrasco
Bullpen: Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero, Chad Durbin, Scott Eyre, Clay Condrey and Park.


Chase Utley spoke to reporters today and said he expects to be ready to play come Opening Day 2009.

“Rehab is going well,” Utley said. “Things are progressing very well. I don’t expect any setbacks. I feel like I’ll be ready to go, but it’s something I have to be careful of. I want to make sure that we rehab this right. I don’t want to have this problem again. But as of now it’s looking good.”

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