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Postby swarmee » Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:49 pm

For those people that always look for players in the final year of their contract (Javy Lopez in 2003, i.e.), one thing I've noticed is that most of the contracts given out recently are only one or two year contracts, and therefore most players will be a contract year each season. That being the case, I expect the higher expected returns from players in their walk year to be less than in the past.
Just an observation/projection.
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Postby trevisc » Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:59 pm

JD Drew

should have a huge year so he can land a decent paycheck
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Postby mikcou » Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:23 am

trevisc wrote:JD Drew

should have a huge year so he can land a decent paycheck


He just has to keep himself healthy and he could be huge...
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Postby wrveres » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:08 am

trevisc wrote:JD Drew

should have a huge year so he can land a decent paycheck


he should be 'forced' to repay the kind people of St. Louis. In totally irony, I'd love to see him get traded to Philly. ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:10 am

wrveres wrote:
trevisc wrote:JD Drew

should have a huge year so he can land a decent paycheck


he should be 'forced' to repay the kind people of St. Louis. In totally irony, I'd love to see him get traded to Philly. ;-D


And Rolen, too. :-D
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Re: Contract year upswing idea: should decline due to...

Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:15 am

swarmee wrote:For those people that always look for players in the final year of their contract (Javy Lopez in 2003, i.e.), one thing I've noticed is that most of the contracts given out recently are only one or two year contracts, and therefore most players will be a contract year each season. That being the case, I expect the higher expected returns from players in their walk year to be less than in the past.
Just an observation/projection.


Nice observation swarmee....worth thinking about when draft time comes around.... ;-D
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 31, 2003 6:31 am

Next year's free agent watch is going to be huge. 8-o
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Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:55 am

Does anyone have any numbers on contract year performance? I've always been a bit skeptical; it seems that for every time you hear, "X will have a great year playing for a big contract," you also hear, "Y will have a great year since he's comfortable after signing a new deal." :-?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:12 am

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Postby trevisc » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:13 am

thanks JD...

I remember reading that article last year now that I think about it..
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