From Tom Verducci off SI's website.
Older players such as David Ortiz and Jason Giambi are struggling - Tom Verducci - SI.com
He later discusses steroid and amphetamine testing... but only briefly. So are the days of players going through their late 30's over? I would say its going to be a steep decline for a majority of these older players."Remember when people wondered last winter why the market was especially slow for older position players? The 2009 season is still early, but so far it is reminding everyone why investing in older players these days is risky business. There are seven players aged 33 and older who switched teams last winter who have posted an OPS below .750: Orlando Cabrera, David Eckstein, Ramon Hernandez, Edgar Renteria, Jason Giambi, Mark DeRosa and Bobby Abreu."