The 'Braves are putting the 'old' in old ball game'' quiz


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The Atlanta Braves have the best farm system in baseball and are on the cusp of a youth movement, lead most notably by 23-year-old franchise shortstop Dansby Swanson. But you wouldn't be able to tell any of this by looking at the moves the team made in the offseason. 

The team re-signed Jim Johnson to a two-year deal to be the team's closer, then acquired Brandon Phillips, Jaime Garcia and Kurt Suzuki, all four of whom are on the wrong side of 30. Those moves felt like child's play though when it came to filling out their rotation. The team signed both Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey, two pitchers with a combined age the same as Willie Mays.

Colon will serve as the team's number two starter while Dickey will be the number four. The moves make a lot of sense for an Atlanta team that is trying to rebuild, but while also trying to put butts in the seats at the newly unveiled SunTrust Park. The plan is to have both eat as many innings as possible and serve as a bridge for the myriad of young fireballers the Braves have accumulated over the last few years. Of course, Colon has become quite the attraction himself the last half decade or so as MLB's preeminent 'lovable fat guy.' And hey, I'm sure the Braves and their fans wouldn't mind if he flashed some of that new found power at the plate as well. But even if the team just gets 200 innings from Colon on the season while the fans get 50 or so GIFs, the former Cy Young winner's time in Atlanta will certainly be deemed an all-around success. 

Which brings us to today's quiz. Young and old. Rookie and veteran. Two essential ingredients of every roster needed to help survive the 162 game regular season. We want to see if you can name the youngest and oldest player players on all 30 2017 Opening Day rosters. 10 minutes are on the clock. Good luck!

CLUE: Team-Age-Position. Also, players must be on the active 25-man roster to make the list. List excludes players currently on the DL, such as Adrian Beltre, or anyone on the 40-man roster currently in the minor leagues.

QUIZ: Name the youngest and oldest player on every team's 2017 Opening Day Roster

Score:
0/60
Time:
10:00
ARI-24-UT
Brandon Drury
ARI-40-RP
Fernando Rodney
ATL-23-SS
Dansby Swanson
ATL-43-SP
Bartolo Colon
BAL-24-SP
Dylan Bundy
BAL-34-SS
J.J. Hardy
BOS-22-LF
Andrew Benintendi
BOS-33-CF
Chris Young
CHC-22-CF
Albert Almora
CHC-42-RP
Koji Uehara
CHW-23-SS
Tim Anderson
CHW-35-SP
James Shields
CIN-22-2B
Jose Peraza
CIN-34-RP
Scott Feldman
CLE-23-SS
Francisco Lindor
CLE-34-UT
Edwin Encarnacion
COL-22-RP
German Marquez
COL-33-IF
Mark Reynolds
DET-23-SP
Daniel Norris
DET-38-DH
Victor Martinez
HOU-22-SS
Carlos Correa
HOU-39-OF
Carlos Beltran
KC-21-IF
Raul Mondesi Jr.
KC-37-RP
Chris Young
LAA-25-RP
Cam Bedrosian
LAA-37-DH
Albert Pujols
LAD-22-SS
Corey Seager
LAD-38-2B
Chase Utley
MIA-25-LF
Christian Yelich
MIA-43-RF
Ichiro Suzuki
MIL-22-SS
Orlando Arcia
MIL-34-RP
Carlos Torres
MIN-23-OF
Byron Buxton
MIN-36-RP
Matt Belisle
NYM-23-SP
Robert Gsellman
NYM-36-OF
Curtis Granderson
NYY-23-SP
Luis Severino
NYY-37-OF
Matt Holliday
OAK-24-RP
Frankie Montas
OAK-36-RP
Santiago Casilla
PHI-24-RP
Edubray Ramos
PHI-39-RP
Joaquin Benoit
PIT-23-SP
Tyler Glasnow
PIT-35-C
Chris Stewart
SD-20-C
Luis Torrens
SD-34-SP
Jered Weaver
SF-26-2B
Joe Panik
SF-35-IF
Aaron Hill
SEA-23-RP
Edwin Diaz
SEA-38-C
Carlos Ruiz
STL-24-RP
Sam Tuivailala
STL-35-SP
Adam Wainwright
TB-23-IF
Daniel Robertson
TB-34-OF
Rickie Weeks
TEX-21-OF
Nomar Mazara
TEX-35-1B
Mike Napoli
TOR-24-SP
Aaron Sanchez
TOR-40-RP
Jason Grilli
WAS-23-OF/2B
Trea Turner
WAS-37-OF
Jayson Werth
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