Consider Mike Sweeney. He's 30, not quite prime years but not over the hill especially in this day and age. Injury prone? To say the least. 483 and 392 AB's the last 2 years.
But, a closer look at his 1st half numbers last year, numbers he compiled before he got hurt, say that this guy has plently left in the tank.
1st half numbers last year:
Pretty damn strong numbers in really less then a full 1/2 season AB's. Sure he is an injury risk, but if he can get back to a healthy 500-600 AB's I think he may be able to give us another solid season or two. Add in the fact that both Chicago and Minnesota seem to be cleaning house, and this may be the only chance KC has at winning a division. If they are in the hunt, they hold Beltran for that title run.