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Postby Irish » Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:34 am

From Rotoworld:


Adrian Beltre - 3B - Dodgers

Adrian Beltre hit a pair of two-run homers to increase his major league lead to 47.
Quite possibly, the greatest example of a contract year ever. Sep. 22 - 1:10 am et

Can anyone else think of a better contract year? Was Javy Lopez in that same boat last year? If he was I fell for it. :-t
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:17 am

It sure has been one of the best I can remember. I think Javy was in a contract year when he put up that great season. Outside of those two I can't think of another like those off the top of my head. :*)
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Postby Madison » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:36 am

Yep, Javy was in a contract year last year ;-D .

As to the commentary, contract years mean bupkus on the overall. That was proven time and time again last offseason right here at the Cafe'. B-)
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:42 am

Madison wrote:Yep, Javy was in a contract year last year ;-D .

As to the commentary, contract years mean bupkus on the overall. That was proven time and time again last offseason right here at the Cafe'. B-)




yea we discussed this big time last year and concluded that the majority of the time contract year means nothing
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Postby Registered_Guest » Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:20 am

Not greater, but I drafted JD Drew for the sole reason he was in a contract year. If he had any incentive to play with a hangnail, it'd be this year.
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Postby Irish » Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:58 pm

I think contract year means alot. Not necessarily as much in baseball, but you look at basketball and you know when someone is aiming for that paycheck based on their one season of effort. In NBA fantasy drafts never underestimate a lazy player's knowledge of what he needs to do for a few months to get paid. Sad, but true. :-t
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:42 pm

I think contract year does have an effect on some players. Maybe the aggregate change in stats is nil or next best thing, but I'm sure there are some that can't handle the pressure of knowing their income relies on the season, and some get motivated and play better for the same reason*. Just because overall the aggregate effect isn't significant doesn't mean it's a myth.... I could probably argue the same thing for clutch, but I don't believe in clutch like I do in contract year players, plus there are too many anti-clutch people here :-D

*I'm not saying it is clear who these players are, but there are surely some of them that fit both descriptions; choke under contract year pressure, and play better under contract year pressure. The incentive to play through minor injuries must also be greater for some players who are in a contract year. This might actually lower their average output (but overall output would obviously be higher if they paly mroe games, even if at a lower ability level) since they're playing injured, and in effect contribute more to the aggregate regression to the mean.
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Postby Dr.DooM » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:39 am

Are you guys forgetting JD Drew? He didn't even play until his contract year came up. Now look at him! Most games ever in his whole career!
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Postby thetongueofire » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:22 pm

LBJackal wrote: there are too many anti-clutch people here :-D



very true lol. ;-D

i'm one of those "very anti-clutch" people. }:-)
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Postby George_Foreman » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:25 pm

Dr.DooM wrote:Are you guys forgetting JD Drew? He didn't even play until his contract year came up. Now look at him! Most games ever in his whole career!


he also has had a pretty tough time running for the past 3 years, so...
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