Originally Posted by fredmanrique
I ran some tests ahead, for example, and I now have a 45-year-old Mike Mussina still pitching and he has had the exact same ratings for going on 9 seasons. AND- this is what happens with every single player that has run out of real life stats- they simply maintain the exact same ratings year after year after year.
In my experience, this does not happen. Occasionally there is a player with an elongated career at surprisingly good ratings, but most seem to fade once there are no longer any stats to use as a basis for recalculation.
I will run some additional tests to verify this, but I don't recall any cases of perpetual youth in OOTP.