Thursday, January 9, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, January 9, 2020 -- "Random (Sorta) Player Comments, 1/9/20"

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"Baseball has become very hard for older players. There were just five hitters 34 and older worth at least three wins last year. That number was four in 2018, and it hasn’t been above five since 2015. Donaldson is a player I would like to have in 2020. After that, his age-related risk is significant."