Age is just a number: Over-30 MLB free agents teams shouldn't be afraid to sign

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Free agents on the whole tend to be a little older than the average player. The requirement of six or nearly seven big league seasons after some time in the minors puts most free agents around 30 years old or older. With most teams already slowing down the past few seasons when it comes to spending, clubs have been especially leery of the over-30 crowd in free agency, with concerns that performance could fall off a cliff in a hurry. However, not every veteran ballplayer comes with the same concerns. Let's talk about some of the older crowd among this winter's free-agent crop whom teams can count on to help them in 2021.