Arlo wrote:Does anyone have any numbers on contract year performance?
Looks like someone already found an article about it, but here's the names that CBS Sportsline published before 2003:
Among the top prospective free agents following the 2003 season: Roberto Alomar, Pedro Astacio, Rich Aurilia, Armando Benitez, Craig Biggio, Luis Castillo, Bartolo Colon, Jose Cruz Jr., Kelvim Escobar, Keith Foulke, Danny Graves, Eddie Guardado, Vladimir Guerrero, Livan Hernandez, Randy Johnson, Javy Lopez , Kevin Millwood, Andy Pettitte, Sidney Ponson, Kirk Rueter, Shannon Stewart, Scott Sullivan, Miguel Tejada, Fernando Vina and Mike Williams.
Looks like Escobar, Foulke, Guardado, Javy Lopez, and Ponson had better than expected years out of the group. Johnson, Rueter, and Guerrero lost time to injuries and suffered in their stats. Otherwise, most of the others did as they were expected or less (Mike Williams, Aurilia).