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Blue Jays are baseball’s oldest team; Phillies are youngest

Chicago White Sox v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 2: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by Curtis Granderson #18 after hitting a two-run home in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre on April 2, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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The commissioner’s office released a summary of major league rosters by age yesterday. The Blue Jays -- with an average age of 31.01 -- is the oldest team in the bigs. The Phillies, at 26.92, are the youngest. Overall baseball’s average age is 28.91 years. That dropped from 29.13 at the start of the 20187 season.

Other teams over 30 besides Toronto: the Los Angeles Angels (30.32), Seattle Mariners (30.17), San Francisco Giants (30.15) and Cleveland Indians (30.08). The next few youngest teams after the Phillies: Cincinnati Reds (27.49), Miami Marlins (27.85), Pittsburgh Pirates (27.97), St. Louis Cardinals (28.02) and the New York Yankees (28.04).

There isn’t really much predictive value as far as team quality goes based on ages. Seems that there are just as many good and bad young and old teams. Youth in baseball correlates with cost more than anything.

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