Scientists researching MLB rosters have recently discovered that between July 20 and August 1, the Royals' 25-man roster got 30 years younger! This miracle was reportedly the result of a series of transformation that resulted in:
A. Callaspo, D. DeJesus, K. Farnsworth, A. Lerew, V. Marte, S. Podsednik and R. Tejeda
G. Blanco, B. Bullington, J. Chavez, A. Gordon, G. Holland, K. Ka'aihue and S. O'Sullivan.
The biggest single move (age-wise) came from replacing Podsednik with Holland on July 29th (10-year differential). But the biggest single-day change came from converting Ankiel and Farnsworth into Blanco and Chavez (12-year combined differential).
Research shows that before the Callaspo trade, the Royals' 25-man had a collective age of 718 years. As of this morning, however, that number sits at 688 years. By dividing those numbers by another number (believed to be "25"), scientists have revealed that the average age of the active roster two weeks ago was 28.72 years old, and today it's at an average of 27.52 years. This reportedly means that your average Royal is now 1.2 years younger than he was just a couple of weeks ago.
More importantly, the Royals climbed from the middle-back side of the aging curve back onto the leading edge, meaning that the team age will hit peak performance just one year from now!