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Postby djack909 » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:15 pm

I had 5 SPs on the DL at the same time.
Record last week for my only SPs (Pedro & Contreras) 4 starts no wins K/9 6.67 WHIP 1.64 ERA 7.07. Seven different spot starters 4 wins K/9 7.15 WHIP 1.58 ERA 3.69. Spot starting has kept this team competative. If your like me, have no other choice, try spot starting.
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Postby duckbillgates » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:46 pm

If you really, really have no other choice.
It still feels a little, I don't know, sleazy to me.
As long as it's done in restraint. I had a guy in a Yahoo public H2H pick up about three starters a day for a week to top me in wins and strikeouts in the final round. That jerk.
But in your situation, seems unavoidable.
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Postby djack909 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:37 am

Pedro and spot starters have this team in 1st place with 110 pts (roto) Present SPs are Pedro, Contreras, Millwood, Cain, and Liriano.
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Postby Red Stripe » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:46 pm

Even if you do find some good matchups, etc. spot starting has good chances of hurting your team also. If you in like 2nd or 3rd in a roto league and only behind by a couple points then I totally recommend it since you don't have much to lose, but if your trying to keep a lead I would definitely not do it.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:57 pm

I think spot starting about as sleazy as waiver wire blocking. I only do that when the person I'm playing is a spot starter to block him. Its all within the rules, i mean major league teams do it, the Twins claimed Soriano to block other teams form getting him. But in your situation dire situation call for dire methods.
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Postby djack909 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:21 pm

How can changing your line-up daily. to get good match-ups, be sleezy ? That's what managing is all about. Today I am sitting Shef and playing Mench. Yesterday I sat Shef and played Monroe. Craig gave me a 2 run shot. I guees my risky choice of players in the line-up is sleezy. Aren't you changing your line-up and roster from time to time. Or, is that just done by sleezbags like me.
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Postby djack909 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:31 pm

By the way, in most of my leagues I spot started Brandon Claussen today. Any other manager could have picked him up yesterday and tommorow they can claim him on waivers.
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Postby djack909 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:27 pm

I am sure their are some are saying that sleezy mother picked-up another 2nd teir FA pitcher and got a good game out of him. Isn't there a rule against that. Sure should be. Your supposed to set your opening day line-up and 180 days later see how your team did. That's real fantasy baseball. None of these Match-ups and FA pick-ups should be allowed. That's sleezy, don't you know ?
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:33 pm

Couldn't you have just modified that 1st post twice? :-b

BTW, I've got no problem with spot starting.
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Postby Sultans of Squat » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:38 pm

mweir145 wrote:Couldn't you have just modified that 1st post twice? :-b


Maybe he's spot posting for some FBC game we're not aware of? :D
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