The Invites Never Stop: Peter Moylan Edition

In what is clearly the biggest news story of the day — nope, nothing else happened, I promise, nothing bizarre or riveting — we have yet another player coming to camp with the Dodgers, and once again it’s broken by a beat writer from the player’s former team. This time it’s righty reliever Peter Moylan who has signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers, at least according to MLB.com Braves writer Mark Bowman. No word yet on if there’s a camp invite, though I’m guessing there is.

Moylan’s an Australian who turned 34 earlier this month, and he’s been with Atlanta for his entire career, getting into 295 games dating back to 2006. Of course, that workload has been fantastically inconsistent. Three times (2007, 2009-10) he’s been in 80 games or more, but he also missed nearly all of 2008 with Tommy John surgery and most of 2011 after back surgery, then spent most of 2012 in the minors recovering from October 2011 shoulder surgery.

When healthy, Moylan’s a sidearming groundball machine (63.9% career) who is basically a ROOGY, given his career success against righties (.213/.273/.301) as opposed to struggles against lefties (.278/.408/.381).

Now, whether he has anything left after years of heavy usage and injuries remains to be seen. Maybe he’s just a camp arm that we never hear from again, this year’s John Grabow. But I know I’ll be rooting for him, because he’s a sidearmer, an Aussie, a noted practical joker, a prolific Tweeter, tattooed to the point that he looks like he should be a roadie for Motorhead, and — perhaps most importantly — he hates Nickelback:

Peter Moylan is a reliever for the Atlanta Braves, apparently. I follow the greatest franchise in the history of sports, so you know, he’s not really on my radar. Anyway, this Moylan guy must have gotten back from a Foo Fighters concert and decided Nickelback needed a kick in the ass. The tweet reads “Note to @nickelback please attend a @foofighters concert. That’s how’s it should be done chad.”

I think I love him already.

192 comments
EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I have designed a Jay Jaffe Lego and I can't decide if its funny or just creepy

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

Warning: If you get an email advertising free Nickelback downloads, DO NOT CLICK ON IT. It takes you to a website that has free Nickelback downloads. 

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

Does anyone remember the show on Nickelodeon called Nick Arcade? There was a video game character would move across a game board accompanied by some little song that for whatever reason is stuck in my head : /

Cold Pumpkin (loves "willow tree")
Cold Pumpkin (loves "willow tree")

Oh, I didn't know that baseball writer Chris Jackson is on MSTI. I've been reading his article on his website and twitter. Good to see you.

The Monocle
The Monocle

What happened?  Did we trade Dee and Ethier for Stantob?

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

can't believe I'm writing post #3 of the day. Beer helps.

JackedNate
JackedNate

Soo this asshole on MLB Tonight just said he hates Kershaws mechanics....

Omer (beercoozie)
Omer (beercoozie)

Based on the info from the links you provided Mike, I want this guy to make it into the bullpen already.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Oh Thank God. That awful bug eyed blonde woman GIF finally went away upon refreshing. Unfortunately I appear to be making that pitching mistake again

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @The Monocle Ive been too busy today to read up on that except to see twitter explode. What is it all about

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @The_Real_Paul I guess I'll consider myself fortunate since I have no idea what Nickelback is.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@The_Real_Paul AAAA! *runs away

The Monocle
The Monocle

 @FunToBe Hi, I'm Chris Jackson.  This is my undercover account that I use to make dick and fart jokes.  Thanks for the kind words.

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DINGERS!

@Mike Petriello Billy! Ned here, about Georgie Kottaras...

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

 @JackedNate Known issue... Hes a dumbass. Scroll down and Chris Jackson puts a great perspective of said dumbass.

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

 @EephusBlue I was complaining about her this morning....  no one seemed to know what i was talking about lol... shes creepy at 4am when trying to comment on something.

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@EephusBlue @The Monocle dude made up a dead GF to get sympathy votes for the heisman. Although the rabbit hole goes much deeper.

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

 @LA_Woman I feel like Holden Caulfield when he sees "fuck you" carved at the elementary school.

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DINGERS!

@Chris Jackson @LA_Woman @ThtsaPaddlin @Gilbert_Vengeance @JackedNate That was a kids dream. Well that, and Gibbys homer in 88.