Do baseball players seeking a new contract perform better in the final year of their current contract?

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Yes, baseball players do seeking a new contract perform better in the final year of their current contract.
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Total studies in list: 3
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AUTHORS
Carrie W. Lecrom
Victoria A. Seymour
Trey M. Eggleston
Jason A. Martin
PUBLISHED
2011 in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
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SUBMITTED BY
JAloni 105
NO DATA
NO DATA
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The Dynamics of Performance Over the Duration of Major League Baseball Long-Term Contracts
"We re-examine incentives in Major League Baseball contracts by considering performance over the duration of the contract. We consider both the incentive to perform in order to maximize the subsequent contract and the disincentive of a fixed salary. We isolate the effect of the latter by controlling for the probability that the contract is the player's last. We find that players who are less likely to sign a subsequent contract have a large and statistically significant reduction in performance compared to expectations. The incentive to perform well in anticipation of signing the next contract is equally large and offsetting so that players who expect to sign another contract largely perform to expectations. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR"
AUTHORS
John L. Solow
Anthony C. Krautmann
PUBLISHED
2009 in Journal of Sports Economics
Q1
SUBMITTED BY
JAloni 105
Yes
Yes
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AUTHORS
Chad Turner
Jahn Karl Hakes
PUBLISHED
2008 in SSRN Electronic Journal
SUSPECT SOURCE
SUBMITTED BY
JAloni 105
Yes
Yes







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