Sparkplugs wrote:I think a lot of people are looking for the wrong thing when looking at contract years. People who are analyzing stats are analyzing league wide. The thing with contract years isn't that everyone in a contract year will perform better, but a few out of the group will. I think this proves out each year. Take Beltre last year, or Javy Lopez the year before.
Each year there are a few guys who work harder in the off season, maybe hit the juice, and come into their contract year looking for big numbers.
So when I look at players in their contract year, I'm not expecting all of them to perform better, I'm looking for those one or two talented under-achievers who may step it up with money on the line.
so who are the one of two talented achievers this year ...?
Last season, if you picked, lets say ..
well then you would have chosen poorly now wouldn't you ... ?
You see, for every one or two players you can name that performed well in thier contract year, I can name 6 that didn't.
Its a myth .. and you would be best served doing your research elsewhere.