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Postby jumpthru » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:17 pm

Is it bad fantasy etiquette to drop a player so that you can pick up an injured player, put him on your DL and then pick back up your original player?

No waivers in the leauge, and mark prior is a FA.

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1B: M. Teixeira
2B: A. Soriano
3B: Á. Rodríguez
SS: M. Tejada
OF: J. Pierre
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OF: C. Tracy (1B,OF)
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Postby dundeeslugger » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:35 pm

If you have DL spots you shouldn't have to drop anyone to pick someone that is already on the DL. I don't have to in my cbs league.

And no, it's not bad etiquette because anyone could and should do it if there is someone valuable on the waiver and you have dl spots.

The commish should have activated waivers if he didn't want that kind of thing happening.
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Postby hollerhard » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:59 pm

in yahoo you do. and no, i don't think it's bad etiquette. it's good strategy. if they haven't done it yet, their loss.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:07 pm

not bad etiquette at all...you should pick up prior regardless of your DL rules anyway. He'll be back within a month or so.
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Postby TicallionStallion » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:10 pm

This is fantasy baseball, not fantasy manners. That's just good strategy. When our league was published the first thing I did was prowl around for players on the DL (didn't find any, but that's not the point).
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:50 pm

It no more rude than adding Baez and Papelbon before another owner did, for example. Rude is to try to cheat another owner.
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Postby stevekahuda » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:48 pm

Not at all. Go for it, I've got Wood stashed
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Postby jumpthru » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:01 pm

So who do I drop when Prior comes back?

What's the correct play: try to do a 2 for 1 trade for an offensive position upgrade, or just drop Willis so I can use Prior? We have no bench spots.

8 Team, No AL Central
Tracks HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, ERA, WHIP

C: K. Johjima
1B: M. Teixeira
2B: A. Soriano
3B: Á. Rodríguez
SS: M. Tejada
OF: J. Pierre
OF: M. Holliday
OF: C. Tracy (1B,OF)
Util: T. Helton (1B)


SP: C. Carpenter
SP: D. Willis
SP: F. Hernández
RP: C. Cordero
RP: D. Baez
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Postby abstractpoet » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:46 pm

Under no circumstances should you drop Dontrelle. I think you just need to play it by ear, man. By that point, someone else on your team might get hurt, so then you don't have to make that decision. But sure, a 2 for 1 trade isn't a bad idea at all. I might try to improve your bullpen.

So I take it you have no bench slots in this league? Because if you do, then it's a no brainer to just keep them both and stash one away on your bench.
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Postby jumpthru » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:15 pm

abstractpoet wrote:Under no circumstances should you drop Dontrelle. I think you just need to play it by ear, man. By that point, someone else on your team might get hurt, so then you don't have to make that decision. But sure, a 2 for 1 trade isn't a bad idea at all. I might try to improve your bullpen.

So I take it you have no bench slots in this league? Because if you do, then it's a no brainer to just keep them both and stash one away on your bench.


Yeah no bench spots.
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