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Thursday, February 27, 2014

No League for Old Players

An odd stat made is way through the airwaves in Philadelphia -- that players older than 35 or so seldom get more than 400 at bats in a season.  Which is just great if you're counting on an aging core that starting getting old after the World Series championship season of 2008.  Which means, of course, that Phillies' fans should be prepared to watch a bunch of AAA roster players at the Major League level by mid-summer.  Which means that the Phillies' decline -- which went from the World Series victors to a 70-92 season last year -- might continue and get worse.

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