2013 Dodgers in Review #40: RP Peter Moylan

90topps_petermoylab6.46 ERA / 6.18 FIP 15.1 IP 352 K/9 4.11 BB/9 (D)

2013 in brief: Appeared in ten June games for the Dodgers, but spent most of the year buried in Albuquerque before returning for a September cameo.

2014 status: Signed a minor league deal in Houston.

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A+ for the mustache, Peter Moylan. Not so much for everything else, unfortunately.

I should point out right upfront that Moylan shouldn’t be judged simply by that ERA, because as we all know, ERA for relievers means just about nothing. I say that because in Moylan’s first nine games, he had a perfectly fine 2.89 ERA. In his tenth game, Moylan was forced to take one for the team after Chris Capuano lasted only 3.2 innings in an eventual 16-1 loss to Philadelphia, and ended up giving up five runs in two innings, immediately blasting his ERA north of six.

Moylan never really could miss any bats in his time up this year, and he was probably only added because it was May 31 and he had a June 1 opt-out. When you’re pairing that with control issues and homer problems, that’s not usually going to work out well — especially when the once-vaunted groundball ace was giving up nearly 50% flyballs. He was much better with the Isotopes, putting up a 43/19 in 43 innings, but never got another chance until rosters expanded after the Dodger bullpen started to dominate.

It’s too bad that it didn’t work out, because I was pretty excited when they signed him — after all, who wouldn’t love a tattooed Aussie sidearmer who hates Nickelback? Moylan turned 35 in December, and we may have seen his last hurrah, though he did land a minor league deal with the Astros. If for no other reason than that he’s awesome and the team’s going to Australia in March, I wish he was back.

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Next! Carlos Marmol was a Dodger!

247 comments
capnsparrow
capnsparrow

So besides me who else is gonna watch the UFC fights tomorrow night?


Yes there will be 2 girls on the card that can probably whip every ass that comes here. 

P_F_P
P_F_P

Breaking news on TanakLOLOLOLOLOLOL haha not really oh man this is going to be a long month.

efb
efb

@capnsparrow well yeah, im sure anyone who fights on UFC can whip all our asses

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Not for me, dont like it :/

P_F_P
P_F_P

I've already stated that if we sign Baker I am switching to BFP.

Weston Taylor
Weston Taylor

@PagansOedipalComplex @Weston Taylor if you didn't see the list, he had Colorado, Cleveland, Kansas City, and the Yankees in there, along with honorable mentions to Tampa Bay, Atlanta, and Arizona. So, according to that list, I'd say they need to be in there. 

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@efb @capnsparrow not the little guys but these 2 girls are as tough as they come and Rousey can rip anybodys arm off

P_F_P
P_F_P

So, either players whose last names start with P or whose last names start with a letter phonetically similar to P.

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

@Weston Taylor @PagansOedipalComplex that was definitely a snub then, you figure AJ bounces back slightly, Kemp isn't this horrendous going forward, Gonzalez keeps being a good 1b, Puig continues mashing, sure Uribe will regress and so will Hanley, but Crawford replicates his production (that's probably realistic), and Guerrero performs league average

that's at least honorable mention worthy

DiamondDirtbag
DiamondDirtbag

sounds great. I used to fish when I was youngeri havent in a long time

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@DiamondDirtbag  used to be mostly fishing before I accepted the responsibility of caring for the wifeys mom. when shes gone it'll be fishin and eatin and waitn on the tide so we can do some more fishin and a lot of huntin too

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@DiamondDirtbag  I should say that any job at all is not for me any more I couldn't handle bein responsible for other people again. Thats the beauty of retirrement.