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Jamie Moyer could be next Phillies TV color analyst

Jan 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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I still can’t get used to the fact that Wheels and Sarge are no longer part of Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts, but maybe that’s because their positions have yet to be filled. Rumors and speculation have pinpointed several potential candidates to take over, but no replacement yet.

Add another name to the pile. According to Phils legend Matt Stairs, Jamie Moyer is not merely in the running for the job—he’s actually interviewing. Stairs was on 94WIP on Thursday morning to promote his upcoming appearance at Wing Bowl when he let the beans spill on Moyer possibly applying for the vacancy.

One of the key words Stairs used is he “heard” Moyer is interviewing, so take that for whatever it’s worth. Where did he hear that? From whom?

Through some quality Twitter reporting though, CBS did discover Moyer was in Philadelphia this week. Wonder what could’ve brought him to town.

If true, Moyer would seemingly make a great color analyst. Who else is available and can impart 25 years of big league experience to an audience? (Hint: answer is no one.)

More as we hear it on this development.

UPDATE: Moyer definitely interviewed. From Todd Zolecki:

Multiple sources said the top candidates are: Moyer, who has worked as an analyst with ESPN; Mitch Williams, who works at MLB Network and has partnered in the booth with McCarthy at FOX; Mickey Morandini, who is a coach with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and has performed postgame analysis with the Cubs; and Kevin Stocker, who receives glowing reviews for his work with the Pac-12 and CBS Sports networks. Some are giving Moyer and Williams an edge.

>> Is Jamie Moyer The Next Phillies TV Color Analyst? [94WIP]

  1. fknboz - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    For the love of god, this would make my year.

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  2. ochospantalones - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    It’s more than a rumor. Todd Zolecki actually spoke to Moyer about the interview. There’s an article about it over at mlb.com.

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    • Andrew Kulp - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      Missed that one somehow. Thanks.

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      • Mac - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

        You miss the boat on most everything Kulp. You’re awful at this. Seriously. Go away.

  3. Jason R. - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    They fired two guys, are they just hiring one? That’d almost make too much sense…

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  4. rubescube - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Seriously this is actually a fairly important decision. For all the flack that Muff got he did a good job for many years for the organization. A baseball announcer, especially the color guy, is a key role for an organization. Fans essentially invite that person into their living room for 3-4 hours everyday. Living away from Philly and being forced to sit through some of the other teams announcers reminds you how important this decision is. The Gnats and Marlins announcers are typically the worst, we saw how it worked out with Rob Dibble in Washington. I think Moyer is a great choice, perhaps Stocker as well. While I love Mitch Williams (he is a legend) I think his analysis in the booth could be too abrasive for a daily routine, he is much better suited for his role at MLB newwork.

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  5. PhillySportsGuy - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Moyer? He has a lot of knowledge but his voice would put me to sleep…..

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    • sbuck - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      That was probably my favorite part about HK he had that soothing voice i could float in and out of consciousness and just relax away the summer afternoons

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    • Joady - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      I’ll take the astute monotone Moyer over the rambling annoyance of Wheels.

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    • Sean - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:43 AM

      I was thinking the same thing…Jamie Moyer’s personality has always reminded me of Ben Stein.

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  6. Andy Savage - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    anyone but mitch!

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  7. death from above - Jan 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Lets all watch Jamie wave his Seattle flag again…

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  8. G-reg - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    How’s he going to play and do color at the same time???

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  9. Budee - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    I would like to see Dutch Dalton and Lenny Dykstra in the booth with special guest spots given to Dave Hollins and Curt Schilling. This combination would Rock the Phila sports world

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  10. cold ropes - Jan 26, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    I’ve been hoping for this ever sine I heard him talk at the parade!

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  11. EricC - Jan 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    “..can’t get used to the fact the Wheels and Sarge are no longer part of Phillies telecasts..” ??? u mean u can’t get used to the fact that Phillies tv will once again be enjoyable? bearable to watch? that someone won’t be treating the audience like idiots? that someone won’t be mumbling and bumbling and talking in non sequitors?? It made my DECADE upon hearing the news that Wheels and Sarge were gone.

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    • The Mac - Jan 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      Just in time to watch a crap product take the field in 2014.

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