What is expected to be a wild off-season in baseball has already begun. Two of the early deals show how some of the teams are thinking. The Phillies got Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers for Darin Ruf. The Dodgers were willing to give up Kendrick because of his age.Just to prove that the older players still have value, the Atlanta Braves shelled out 12.5 million to get Bartolo Colon from the Mets. What is so unbelievable about this is that Colon is 43 years old. If a 43-year old is worth 12.5 million, what do you think Chapman will get as a free agent of the Cubs?