i dont think it is unethical. it is something i would do at the end of the week if it looks like i am out of the running for the other categories. i wouldnt do it for the whole week though. you never know if your guys will do well or his will hit a slump.
It doesnt sound unethical, but if youre punting that many cats, and dont have all 5 pitching cats wrapped up then you stand no chance at finishing in the top 3 of your league -- why would you adopt a strategy that would do that?
To answer rotterdam, I THINK they're slumping, or they could just be crap. I'm not sure... This is also a temporary fix (this week only as I am up against the #1 team). We also have limited moves, and I only have 3 more until the all-star break.
My batting roster is:
C: Hernandez (he's ok)
1B: Thome (terrible & DL), Overbay (picked him up last week, DTD), Bagwell (terrible, DTD)
2B: Alfonzo (picked him up 2 weeks ago)
SS: Crosby (DL), Matsui (worse than terrible)
3B: Hinske (good), Huff (slumping badly)
OF: Preston Wilson (terrible for OBP, DTD), Larry Walker (DTD), Dave Roberts (terrible)
So yes, I think Thome, Bagwell, Preston Wilson, Larry Walker and Aubrey Huff are performing way under their potential. You'll also notice that I have 2 of 11 batters on the DL, and another 4 that are day-to-day. Of the 5 that I have left, two are terrible (ranked below 500 in Yahoo) and two are slumping.
Mookie4ever wrote:But by punting 3 of 5 hitting cats what chance do you have to win?
If you don't even make an effort to win those aren't the other owners in your league going to get mad at you?
Yeah, this is indeed the problem. I get managers in my office all the time - blah blah, it's not like real baseball, you just don't get whatever pitcher you want when you want, blah blah blah - I do whatever puts less work on me. There's no way to stop this strategy weather you like it or not.
With that being said, I have more repect for the guy who won the championship with 20 moves all season than the guy who made 120.
Not unethical and not really all that smart. You have a better chance of lucking into a couple of wins than taking a chance on a couple of great starts and sitting on them. I would try and make a trade before looking at those types of drastic measures even if it meant selling a little low on a guy like Thome.
Tavish wrote:I would try and make a trade before looking at those types of drastic measures even if it meant selling a little low on a guy like Thome.
Know what I'm being offered for Thome? Matt Clement and Jim Thome for Todd Helton. I am also being offered trades for my pitching (like Randy Johnson for people like Andru Jones with Preston Wilson thrown in from my side).
In my league, it is EXTREMELY competitve which means when someone is down, the sharks come in, and I'm the shark bait.
Nobody will trade with me unless it is extremly lop-sided in their favour, especially since I am in the top 5 teams pretty much every year (and have been to the finals 2 of the past 4 years).