Moyer hoping to pitch beyond 2010

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moyer small.jpgJamie Moyer underwent three different surgeries this offseason and turned 47 in November, but he’s not yet thinking retirement.  He spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Andy Martino on Saturday:

“The way I look at it, why limit myself? If I would have limited myself
at 29, when I was released for the second or third time, I wouldn’t be
playing. That was what, 18 years ago? If I would have believed what they
said, you know, ‘take a coaching job, and if something comes up for you
with another job you can take it.’ If I would have followed that route,
I would have never known what these last 18 years would have brought
me.”

Moyer posted a respectable 4.94 ERA and 1.36 WHIP last season and clearly still has a deep love for the game.  The Phillies obviously view him as a contributor, whether in the starting rotation or out of the bullpen, because they signed him to a two-year, $16 million contract extension one month after his 45th birthday.