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Come To Think of It: How MLB Is Becoming a Young Man’s Game

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Whether it's due to the economy, the effects of drug testing, or smarter financial decisions, major league baseball is getting younger—and older stars do not stand a chance.

It started during the offseason following the 2007 season, when players like Kenny Lofton couldn't find work—and it has continued, with aging veterans being replaced by younger players with greater upside.

Oh, and smaller salaries too, by the way.

One look at the list of free agents who remain without a team, and you'll know this is true. Pedro Martinez, who looked impressive during the WBC, is still there for the taking, though his asking ...

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