I think getting Granderson out there in cf and moving Gardner to left is part of the answer to the aging team but contracts might make the turnover slow. Damon and Matsui are gone. The trade in the other direction age wise is Melky is out while Nick Johnson is in. NJ in an on base machine and is going to dominate in the 2 hole. With him mostly a DH all year he should stay healthy.
The bullpen has Park at 37 and Mariano at 40. Park worries me since he really wasn't that good for Philly last year and he's a year older and in the AL East this year. The Sandman is ageless so I'm not phased by that at all.
Speaking of ageless.. what is up with Posada? That peeing on his hands thing is working.
Marte is 35 but he's a specialist and I think he can come in and face 1 lefty and hit the showers.
The youth out there comes from Joba and Robertson. Too bad DR got shelled the other night. Girardi was saying he could be the 8th inning guy. He throws hard but lacks consistency.
I think the overall feel of the team is a little younger than last year but not much. I don't really see a lot of room for change on the roster after this season.
I'm not sure how to get the age off this team but if they keep winning you wouldn't want to.
Go Red Sox!!!
Yes,I agree with everything you say. I just hope that Posada doesn't have to resort to peeing on his hands before every at bat. He'd have to drink some serious amount of fluids to achieve this feat. If it is helping with his hitting for power, then keep peeing, Jorge. It's just a pity it hasn't boosted his running speed around the bases. It was funny watching him score from second at Fenway last week. He barely made it home and when he did reach he was fortunate that Martinez couldn't hold the ball for the tag, so he scrambled back and touched home plate with his hand.
Another rubber match tonight with Hughes making his first start of the season. Should be interesting. I really can't see the Angels doing much this season. The AL East looks as tight as ever, apart from the struggling O's.