Over some post--match beverages last night a little disagreement emerged and I wonder what your thoughts on this are? With no other information than what is below, which would you choose? Suppose you are the captain of a playoff caliber 4.0 team. You need to fill the final spot on the roster for the season. You have two doubles players you can choose from for this season only ... which do you select and why? The young buck this player started the game late (30 years old) but clearly has athletic ability. His progress has been steady and now at 40 it appears like he is one of the better 4.0's in the region. While he sometimes makes errors because of inexperience he compensates for this with natural ability. This player could be a 4.5 next year. The grizzled veteran this player has played 4.5 for the the last 10 years. He compensates for his age (55) and diminished mobility with his clear understanding of the game. He rarely makes errors but he had a poor season last year which likely resulted in the "demotion" to 4.0. He may or may not get bumped back to 4.5. Assume you will only have these players for this year only. At the beginning of the year both players start out with the exact same rating.