NL West: Will D-Backs, Giants get younger?
October 31, 2002
By Gary Huckabay
1. Can the D-Backs push off the ravages of advancing age?
Young teams tend to get better without much tinkering from the front office, and old teams tend to get worse. The Snakes have a roster of key players that includes Randy Johnson (age 39), Curt Schilling (36), Steve Finley (38), Luis Gonzalez (35), and Matt Williams (37). It'd take a pretty impressive stroke of luck for all of them, or even most of them, to be both healthy and effective in 2003.