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Postby BravesGuy » Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:34 pm

Was just wondering how many of you like using holds as a pitching stat. I played in a league that had Holds and at first I was kind of unsure but now I kind of like them.

I dont know if there are any pitchers worth drafting for holds except T. Gordon (NYY - RP) and S. Shields (LAA - RP).

please discuss......(I hope this thread is as popular as my OF one.)
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Postby pokerplaya » Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:37 pm

Personally, I hate holds as a scoring stat. Hopefully my league will change it for next year.
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Postby wrveres » Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:38 pm

Love em ... ;-D
They make your team more realistic just like a real team.
We use them in the H2HWS, and will probably always do so.
as far as real life value. They are just as overrated as saves, but the talent pool is a tad deeper.
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Postby Red Stripe » Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:46 pm

I like them as well, they add a whole new type of strategy to the game new group of players to the drafting pool and up the value of MR's to make them just as valuable as closers. I've used them for the past 2 years now and they are fun to use.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:11 pm

I've never been in a league that has used them. I just can't get past the fact they you don't need to record and out to get a hold.
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Postby da1chipo » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:45 pm

I think holds are a stupid stat in the real game. Therefore there's no way I'd have them in a fantasy league.
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Postby Nuclear29 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:01 pm

I've never played in aleague that uses them. Seems kind of useless.
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Postby speedy27 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:11 pm

i personally like them, in our league it gives an owner the chance to win a category oftentimes overlooked by other owners. We start 5 SP and 5 RP...i generally started 4 closers and 1 solid HD RP.
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Postby Tavish » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:32 pm

I'm not fond of the category at all. It serves to increase the value of a handful of pitchers and further devalues a much larger portion of them. About the only way I would consider using it was if the hitting categories remained one less than the pitching categories or you added a hitting category like Pinch Hit RBIs.
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Postby j24jags » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:36 pm

ive never had a league w/ them but wud think it wud be practical in a deep league, def not an 8-12 teamer
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