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Postby theclefe » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:23 am

Has anyone gotten caught up to the point where you will only put a pitcher in a certain roster spot when it is his turn to pitch? The roster for my league is set up with 2 SP, 2 RP, and 3 P. If I had three starters going and I always try to put my top pitchers in the SP slots and the marginal guy in the P, but I am sure there are a few of you that go to the extreme.

Anyway, I broke with tradition and have Beckett tossing in the P slot today. If he stinks it up, you can blame me.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:27 am

I actually treat my players like they were real players...I'll 'demote' a guy (like RJ) that hasn't pitched well enough to 'deserve' the #1 slot and promote a guy like Peavy over him. I've gone so far as to keep Peavy in the #1 slot on days that he's not even pitching and putting the other SP in a P slot (if a RP wasn't pitching). Those SP slots are an honor you have to earn on the field. ;)
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:40 am

superstition???? nope,,, dont have any of that....... if my pitchers are pitching,,,then 90% of the time i pitch them in the game.... i never really care which SP position they are in......
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:41 am

Oh yeah, do it all the time.... C. Beltran 0-4 game, day after I'll bench him for someone like C Patt (when he was still on my team) to light a fire under Beltran's butt. Next night, Beltran would go like 2-4 w/ 2 RBI, 1 SB and 1 R or something. Do it all the time.
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Postby prodpaul » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:45 am

Seems lately when I put my top pitcher in the 2nd SP Slot he gets a win. :-?
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Postby savvy_stu » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:46 am

I'm the same way... Best pitchers get the SP spots and the order in which my pitchers appear in the P-P-P slots is also very important.

That being said, there's a fellow owner in my league who plays A-Rod at Util just to torment me.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:56 am

...and the order in which my pitchers appear in the P-P-P slots is also very important.


Yeah! Forgot about that part. The RP's must be in order from the best two taking up the RP slots to to the rest of the guys in the P slots. If I don't have 5 total RP's then the 3rd best SP goes into the P slot even if he's not pitching (with the best two in the SP slots). If one of my top two SP's is not pitching they still stay in the SP slots unless they need taken out of the slots to make room for someone that's playing that day.

Lastily I always put the people that have multi-position eligibility in the Util slot if possible.

While some of this is definitely superstition it's also based in logic. If I keep my best SP in the roster even on days they don't pitch then if I forget to set lineups one day I stand less of a chance of missing my best guy's starts. If I put my worst RP's at the bottom of the P list it makes it easier to find which one to take out if I have a 3 SP day. And by keeping the multi-position eligibility guy at Util it makes it quicker to shift him to another position on someone's off-day.
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Postby echizen » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:05 am

i used to do that, but now i leave my SP spots blank because it helps me spot-start...but my top closers go in the RP spots and middle relievers in the P spots.
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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:35 pm

I put my pitchers in the order that they will start in the week. It's not so much superstitious as it is a way for me to track who else I have going in a given week.
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Postby theskaboss » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:37 pm

I don't like putting Oswalt on the bench, haha, so when he isnt pitching hes in my 1 available P slot :-D
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