Look at it this way:
162 games x 9 innings = 1458 innings played in a season, not accounting for rain shortened or extra inning games.
1450-1500 innings is perfect. I played in a 2000 IP, 180 games played maximum last year and it was a churn fest of scrub SP's and hitters to decide the winner (me). 2000 IP is too high, even with 9 pitching spots. 1450-1500 should be perfect.
Just explain to your league it is to prevent the excessive roster turnover that unlimited innings limits promotes. Without an inning limit, players can dominate W's, K's, SV's, etc. on sheer volume of players.
Going over 1500 innings is alot like setting the games played above 162. It gets difficult to reach above a certain limit. Active players that manage their rosters with an eye on a relatively balanced full season of play will still be forced to make semi frequent spot starts of FA pitchers to reach 1500 innings. Only a compulsive roster churner abusing a scoring system is going to be restricted by a limit around 1500 IP - IMO.
On the other end of the spectrum, managers should be encouraged to approach or meet these limits, and not create a team of just RP in an effort to win SV, Hold, ERA, and WHIP categories. Balance your SP/RP as you see fit, but at least come close to the max IP.
Last edited by DGroundhog on Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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