As MLB leaves the performance-enhancing drug era behind, there suddenly seems to be a plethora of veteran players on the wrong side of 30.
It's doubtful we'll see a 40-homer season from a 35-year-old anytime soon. But there are always a number of intriguing veterans looking to attempt a comeback, perhaps to save their career outright or to simply prove to themselves they did have some gas left in the tank after all.
Motivated "old-timers" can share experience and seasoning with wet-behind-the-ears prospects like Trevor Rosenthal and Shelby Miller and perhaps light a fire under some others who are coasting on talent alone.
And you never know when a vet can surprise you—as Ben Sheets certainly did for the Braves last year.
While St. Louis doesn't have any gaping holes in its roster, there are three veterans the club should invite down to Jupiter, Fla., who could yet have something to offer.