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Yahoo league trick for pitchers coming off the DL

Postby jdh » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:10 am

This is a little quirk with Yahoo leagues that I noticed, where you can get an extra roster spot for a few days when one of your starting pitchers comes off the DL.

When a pitcher is coming off the DL, generally teams don't activate them until right before the game. That means, that if you want to start that pitcher for that game, you have to drop a player to make room to remove the pitcher from the DL, even though Yahoo still has the "DL" notation next to his name. Drop the player you need to drop to free the roster spot, and plug the returning pitcher into the starting lineup for the day he is pitching.

Then wait until that day. Since Yahoo won't have remove the pitcher's DL designation until after he starts, you can go to the next day's lineup and put him back on the DL. Then, you have an extra roster spot to add another player for the 4 or 5 days until the pitcher has his next start.
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Postby d » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:13 am

Thanks jdh ;-D I never have thought of that!
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:32 am

anything to beat the system....thanks jdh... ;-D
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:39 am

Vewy, vewy, intewesting.......


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Postby thehat » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:57 am

Good system beat...but that's a no-no in the league in which I'm commish. Bottom line is it's a cheat.
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Postby RoxSox8 » Sat Jul 19, 2003 4:57 am

It also works for everyday players as well. I have Kent, and decided I would give him two games to adjust to MLB pitching before starting him again. In Yahoo, a player will stay in the DL spot even when they have played a game or two. The only downside is you can't pick up any free agents, or make any trades without dropping someone, which seems fair to me. It is a glitch in the system but I have alot of ground to make up 25 games in h2h so I'll take it.
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Postby Super GM » Sat Jul 19, 2003 8:17 am

Madison wrote:Vewy, vewy, intewesting.......


*poor attempt at Elmer Fudd impersonation. :-b


I we're gonna have to work on that one a little! :-D
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Postby JamesBond007 » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:12 pm

thehat wrote:Good system beat...but that's a no-no in the league in which I'm commish. Bottom line is it's a cheat.


...kind of like MLB's bereavement list huh? i don't see it as cheating..it is a leagal maneuver and it doesnt involve collusion with another owner....i dont see any problem with doing this.....
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Postby great gretzky » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:28 pm

no problem here, as there is a stupid quirk that works against you with the dl in yahoo. If you want to pick up a waiver player on the dl, you have to drop someone. But when you get them, you cna put them on the dl and free upt hat spot anyway. But you jsut lost a player even though in the end result, you had the roster space. If everyone has equal access to the trick, it isn;t cheating. it is manipulating the system.
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Postby timkell » Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:31 pm

Good system beat...but that's a no-no in the league in which I'm commish. Bottom line is it's a cheat.


I posted something under the Ruth/Bonds thread similar to this. As commish, you should think this through. Why is it cheating? Isn't this a strategy available to all players in the league? If the Yahoo! system allows it, and it does not involve collusion, etc. why would you call it cheating?

I call it gamesmanship. If you think it should be illegal, then you should let Yahoo! know about it. Until they actually make it illegal, though, it's not cheating.

Just like the corked bat for Ruth. If he used one, and it wasn't against baseball rules, than it wasn't cheating.
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