Oh, the concept of a raise. Getting more money from your employer, or perhaps a new one, based on previous performance at said job. It happens in the real world all the time, maybe not as fast as you or I would hope for, but it almost assuredly happens at some point. The same can be said in the sports world. There are players who are getting paid less than what they should and quite a few getting paid more than what they should be based on their performances in the field of play. We could take all-day and perhaps longer to take note of all the players that fit that category across sports. We aren’t going to do that clearly. However, what we are going to do is to look at the idea of contract years in baseball and whether it’s wise to take that into account when constructing your fantasy team(s) this upcoming season.

The upcoming free agent market, the players hitting the open market following the 2019 World Series, is perhaps just as large and full of talent as the 2018-2019 free...