Originally Posted by scott91575
and as I have shown, when guys stop being able to play defense, most of the time they can't hit either. Your statement is simply not true. The only example is David Ortiz. That's it. Maybe Victor Martinez if his body hasn't completely fallen apart by this point. If AL teams are doing that, they are doing it on a fallacy and something that would be a longshot. It's a made up advantage that most AL teams don't do.
It isn't about them doing something later, it is the fact that they can give that extra year or two on a contract today, when the guy is still really good, that an NL team can't. Then they can do it again in 6 years with someone else.