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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Giants have oldest team in big leagues, Padres youngest

NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have the oldest average age in the major leagues at 30.63 years and the San Diego Padres have the youngest at 27.11, according to the commissioner’s office.

Oakland is the second-oldest at 30.10, based on opening-day rosters, the commissioner’s office said Friday. Washington is next at 29.84, followed by Colorado (29.59), Texas (29.58) and World Series champion Boston (29.53).

Old jokes die hard, don’t they?

 

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: age, giants, padres

Saturday, February 02, 2019

THT: Roster Movement Is Decreasing, and Teams Are Becoming More Homogeneous

Fans who wish to hearken back to a simpler time when players stayed in one place and never left may be getting their wish. Since 2004, the average number of teams a player plays for in his career has decreased by 14.5 percent, from 2.34 teams in 2004 to just two teams in 2018.

Below is a graph detailing how player movement has changed over time since 1947. Although still not at the levels we saw in the ’80s, the overall pattern of player movement across the major leagues has been trending downward since the mid-2000s.

With all the talk of collusion, and the relative coldness of the hot stove this offseason, I find this  fascinating and very relevant to the conversation. This article will seek to delve into the reasons for this change, which I believe is due to a litany of factors.

bobm Posted: February 02, 2019 at 03:39 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: age, free agency, rosters

 

 

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