Re: 40 the new 30 in major league baseball
Does this do anything to the age at which players break into the majors? Typically, the rule of thumb I think is that if a guy doesn't break in by 25 or 26, you can pretty much write him off as a prospect. But if guys can play longer, can they break in later?
What about some of the big alltime records people have viewed as potentially untouchable? Does this trend make records like 755 HRs (or whatever Bonds sets it at) or 4256 Hits more likely to someday be broken? Does it impact the meaning of 500 HR or 300 wins or 3000 hits on Hall of Fame voting?
Just a couple of things to think about.