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Postby mkooljr1 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:32 am

Amazinz wrote:Contract years do amazing things to players. I'm banking on him.


No they don't. It's a myth that you have decided to buy into, thus keeping it alive.
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Postby Guest » Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:43 am

Maybee I'll start him next week. Damn I started Floyd over Hildalgo for the first week.
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Postby Pedantic » Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:04 am

DaveFer wrote:yo guys! remember that this guy hit more than 40 HR in a season???

he can easily do that again with playin in a friendly hitters park and with such a good lineup that the astros have... i wouldnt be surprised if he winds up battin 90/40/120/300/10SB


Ahah. Keep dreaming. Loaiza won 21 games last year! I bet he's gonna do it again!! ;-7
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:52 am

Hidalgo is a great hitter and I have him on plenty of teams. Great lineup, great park, finally healthy = great season. I don't see any reason for him to stop producing.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:18 am

mkooljr1 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Contract years do amazing things to players. I'm banking on him.


No they don't. It's a myth that you have decided to buy into, thus keeping it alive.


They absolutely do.
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Postby Lithman » Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:51 pm

hey mkooljr,
i did a study in one of my classes on mlb free agent batters in their contract years (years 90-94).. and they absolutley perform better in contract years, then don't perform as well the next year. facts don't lie. i got an A on the study :-)
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Re: contract years

Postby mkooljr1 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:34 pm

Lithman wrote:hey mkooljr,
i did a study in one of my classes on mlb free agent batters in their contract years (years 90-94).. and they absolutley perform better in contract years, then don't perform as well the next year. facts don't lie. i got an A on the study :-)


And i've seen multiple studies myself that prove contract years DO NOT impact a player's performance. I'd trust someone's study i've read a lot more than someone posting on the Cafe! So argue all you want and draft players in contract years earlier than they should be all you want, but contract years elevating performance is a myth, and THAT'S a fact.
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Postby DK » Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:44 pm

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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:23 pm

mkooljr1 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Contract years do amazing things to players. I'm banking on him.


No they don't. It's a myth that you have decided to buy into, thus keeping it alive.

javy lopez. Check his stats from the past few season. Hits about 20 some homeruns, then comes into a contract year(2003) and bam 42. (Of course the lingering phantom of steriods comes into mind here too.)
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Postby mkooljr1 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 7:41 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:
mkooljr1 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Contract years do amazing things to players. I'm banking on him.


No they don't. It's a myth that you have decided to buy into, thus keeping it alive.

javy lopez. Check his stats from the past few season. Hits about 20 some homeruns, then comes into a contract year(2003) and bam 42. (Of course the lingering phantom of steriods comes into mind here too.)


Maybe if you didn't spout stuff like this, you would be able to remove the "L" next to your name. You name ONE player who happened to do great in a contract year, and that automatically means contract years improve performance?? LOL. How about Tejada last year? You conveniently forgot to mention him as a player who performed worse in a contract year.
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