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George Frazier to be honored at Rocky Mountain SABR annual banquet on Saturday night at Coors Field; Sam Fuld and Dan Evans will speak, Jason Hirsh will be MC
DENVER — Longtime Rockies broadcast analyst George Frazier, who retired at the end of this season after 19 seasons, will receive the Longevity in Baseball Award at the 18th annual banquet of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research at Coors Field on Saturday night.
Frazier pitched in the Majors for 10 seasons (1978-87) with the Cardinals, Yankees, Indians, Cubs and Twins. He made trips to the World Series and completed his career with a championship ring with the Twins in 1987. Frazier broadcast Major League games with Home Sports Entertainment, the Baseball Network, ESPN and the Minnesota Twins regional network, and covered collegiate baseball and football as well.
While broadcasting Rockies games for rightsholders Fox Sports Rocky Mountain and Root Sports, Frazer also called national telecasts for Fox Family and Fox Sports.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld, and the featured speaker will be longtime baseball executive and longtime SABR member Dan Evans, who was instrumental in building this year’s American League East champion Blue Jays. Former Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh, a pregame and postgame analyst with Root Sports, is master of ceremonies.
The event also features a silent auction. Doors open Saturday at 5 p.m., the silent auction and happy hour starts at 6, and the dinner and program begin at 7.
— Thomas Harding
For now, the Rockies’ 2012 potential Opening Day starting rotation can be called the “under-30 club.” But that could change, considerably, with one signing.
Looking for a veteran to help guide the young rotation, the Rockies could be bringing in the veteran — 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer. The Rockies have made an offer of a Minor League contract, and a club official told MLB.com on Tuesday morning that “it’s in his court.”
Moyer had Tommy John ligament transfer surgery in his throwing elbow in December 2010 and worked for ESPN as an analyst last year, but stated all along he hoped to pitch again in 2012. He went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA for the Phillies in 2010.
By making the offer, the Rockies are signaling that they believe Moyer can be a help to them, not merely a novelty, although his potential signing sparks folks to go digging for trivia. For example, when Moyer made his Major League debut for the Cubs on June 16, 1986, the following competitors for the Rockies’ 2012 rotation had not been born: Jhoulys Chacin (Jan. 7, 1988), Tyler Chatwood (Dec. 16, 1989), Juan Nicasio (Aug. 31, 1986), Drew Pomeranz (Nov. 22, 1988) and Alex White (Aug. 29, 1988).
One of Moyer’s teammates on the 1986 Cubs was Rockies television color commentator George Frazier, then a relief pitcher.
The Denver Post, which reported the offer to Moyer on Monday night, also reported that the Rockies are looking at trading for a second baseman, with the Red Sox’s Marco Scutaro and the Mets’ Justin Turner as possibilities.