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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:08 am

jjigglers wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:If any of the pitchers have 2 starts...automatically start them. The bonuses to that strategy outweigh the negatives. Especially in a league that is scored like yours is.

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Somebody argue against this and tell me why you'd start Oswalt or Prior over a two-start week for Young, Patterson, Webb, Rogers or Lee.

Barring two horrible matchups for the two-starter and one great matchup for the stud, the two-starter only has to be HALF the pitcher that the stud is.


I would never start any of those guys over Oswalt or Prior, 2 games not withstanding. I know i will get a good era/whip, and probably lots of K's and probably a win. Why would i want 2 shaky starts from a lesser sp?
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Postby jjigglers » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:16 am

HOOTIE wrote:I would never start any of those guys over Oswalt or Prior, 2 games not withstanding. I know i will get a good era/whip, and probably lots of K's and probably a win. Why would i want 2 shaky starts from a lesser sp?


Because it's a points league. Who cares about ERA and WHIP and all of that? It's just total points. The stud pitchers have to have a point per start average that is twice as large as the lesser pitchers on a two start week.

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