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Postby ownthecourt47 » Sat May 27, 2006 2:04 pm

in my h2h league im winning 15-0 and im trying to build on my 1st place lead. I'm killing in the hitting catagories and the only stats that are close are:
wins 4 to 3
whip 1.20 to 1.26
era 4.06 to 4.65

the team im playing against has schilling going today and can tie wins, the only starter i have this weekend is bonser but im benching him and my 6 closers all weekend to make sure i dont lose whip and era and in the worst case i would win this week 14-0-1 if schilling gets the win tonight

is this a good idea or kind of cheesy
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sat May 27, 2006 2:12 pm

I don't get how benching all your pitchers will guarantee you ERA and WHIP.
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Postby Madison » Sat May 27, 2006 2:25 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:I don't get how benching all your pitchers will guarantee you ERA and WHIP.


Odds are that the other guy has so many innings already that even if Schilling tosses a gem (say 9 innings, 3 hits/walks, 0 runs) he still won't be able to drop his team era/whip by enough to catch the OP.
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Postby Mugrila » Sat May 27, 2006 3:12 pm

I don't really think its bad ethics. Why start a player when he can only hurt your stats?
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Postby The Big Train » Sat May 27, 2006 5:35 pm

Bad ethics?? This is fantasy baseball here, not Enron or MCI/Worldcom. :-)

I do that sort of thing all the time. E.g. : If the pitching categories are close heading into Sunday, I will check to see if my opponents pitchers are playing in the morning and then pick up a pitcher off the waiver who is playing later in the day and then decide whether to start him or not based on how my opponents pitcher did earlier. :-° It's not like I'm wrecking someone's retirement fund. :-D
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Postby j24jags » Sat May 27, 2006 5:39 pm

Why is that bad ethics? :-?
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Postby Matthias » Sat May 27, 2006 5:42 pm

You're fine.

Think of it this way: if the MN Vikings are up 10-7 with a minute thirty left, is it bad gamesmanship of them to kneel down three times in a row rather than to continue to try to play the game and score some more? Nope. Same thing.
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Postby johnsamo » Sat May 27, 2006 10:19 pm

You're quandary is why I hate H2H.
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Postby NikkiSixx » Sat May 27, 2006 10:35 pm

johnsamo wrote:You're quandary is why I hate H2H.


I'll 2nd that.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sat May 27, 2006 10:48 pm

its not bad ethics whatsoever. im a commish in a league and if anything i feel proud when i see people do this. they are thinking of strategy week 5 or 6 into the season on top of the general everyday strategy. i do it, and alot of others do it and its not bad ethics whatsoever...benched all my hitters on sunday 2 weeks ago because i was killing in every category other than hitter K's and ended up winning. :-]

as for the h2h haters, this is why i love it. strategy during the week. in roto i feel like you just sit back with your team and watch the standings move 1 pt in either direction every once in awhile. Also i could never be in a roto because what happens when the season is half over and im already killing people and theres no hope for a comeback??? :-D theyd stop checking their teams as much... with h2h, there are 6 playoff spots available for people to compete for, leaving most of the teams in the hunt the whole season.
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