Golden age for 40-year-old pitchers

There's never been a better time to be a 40-year-old pitcher. These guys are still around because they can still pitch.

Originally Published: November 10, 2006
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
Today I'll begin by reprinting most of this AP story from yesterday:

NEW YORK -- Mets pitcher Tom Glavine filed provisionally for free agency Thursday, still uncertain whether he wants to stay in New York or try to go back to the Atlanta Braves.

Glavine has until Friday to exercise a $7.5 million player option, and the Mets have until Nov. 20 to exercise a $14 million team option. The options carry a $3 million buyout and both are likely to be declined.