Thomas, Piazza could still be productive

Do Mike Piazza, Frank Thomas and Sammy Sosa have anything left? Projected 2006 stat lines for the potential Hall of Famers could be telling.

Originally Published: January 26, 2006
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

I was speaking with Mike Piazza in a side room off the Mets' clubhouse in September when the conversation turned to his aging body. Being one of the most good-natured guys in the big leagues, Piazza didn't bristle at the topic, but spoke about it honestly and thoughtfully.

"I compare it to a new car," Piazza said. "When you get a new car, the power windows go up quick -- it's quicker and you get more response. And then when it gets older, little things start to break. Things fall off. Our ...

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