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Postby YanksROKurSOX » Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:09 pm

Typically players in their contract years are more motavated to proform up to their potential. Last year an example was J.D. Drew. I was wondering if anybody had a list of a few players in their contract years. I know espn insider has one but i cannot subscribe to that survice. Any help is appreciated.
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Postby YanksROKurSOX » Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:13 pm

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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:26 pm

I think the contract year theory has been proven to be anecdotal at best. There are just as many contract year busts or average performance as there are J.D. Drew's or Javy Lopez's. I wouldn't really put much weight in contract years personally.
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Postby MightyIan » Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:34 pm

j.d. drew's success was more based upon him being healthy than his cotract status. it just happened that he was in the final year of his deal. hed always been a good performer while healthy, hed just never stayed that way.
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Postby thedude » Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:42 pm

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Postby Madison » Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:49 pm



Agreed. Contract year=better performance is a myth that has been debunked here many times.

Here's a list of free agents this offseason:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=87695&highlight=watch

Notice how many of them didn't do squat last year (in the last year of their contracts)? It's a myth and not worth anything come draft day.
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Postby YanksROKurSOX » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:42 pm

I have read that article before which debunks the theories but I'm still interested in the players because the other people in my league have not (read the article).
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Postby chicksdigdalongball » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:04 am

Nice post. Bump. Interesting in hearing more out there.
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Postby williesd » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:45 am

I think he meant players that will become free agents at the end of next year... Ted Lilly,Livan Hernandez and Jake Peavy come to mind?
You forgot Beltre...........
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Postby rich101682 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:03 pm

I don't believe in the contract year thing either, but the case is different for Drew I think. He was in a contract year, and while it didn't help what he did on the field like some think, it probably motivated him to get out there everyday and play through some of the nagging injuries that took him out of games while in St. Louis.
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