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.
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.
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.
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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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.