Ive turned a new leaf in my fantasy league I think it might pan out. I drafted big hitters and didnt get any good pitchers, and up to this point in the league ive been feeling it. Usually dominating batting catagories and doing only average in the pitching ones.
So we are comming to the end of the season and my league is very tight raced, the top 8 teams are separated by only 5-8 games. Every move counts more than ever now if you want a playoff spot.
So this week I get piazza back AND sweeney is finally back and right off the bat im killing my opponent (who is in the playoff race as well, good team) but like always im getting beat on pitching Wins, Strikeouts, ERA, and Whip. And im just barely winning Saves by 1.
This has got to stop NOW. Im moving to a pitching by committee strategy. Basically im going to chuck ERA and WHIP out the window and concentrate on getting WINS, Saves, and Strikeouts for a totat of 8/2 points instead of splitting 5/5 or 6/4. By working the waivers and getting more starting pitchers in my lineup everynight even if they are poor pitchers in hopes to sqweek out more Wins and K's.
Does anyone else do this? I think it might work. My opponent only has a few starting pitchers this weekend, and I only have a few going as well but I can double that amount if I work the waivers. Check it out. Heres my team for this week:
C Piazza, Mike (C-NYM) 3/5 1 1 5 0 .600
1B Sweeney, Mike (1B, DH-KC) 4/11 2 0 7 0 .364
2B Castillo, Luis (2B-Fla) 6/16 3 0 0 1 .375
3B Blalock, Hank (3B-Tex) 3/11 0 0 3 0 .273
SS Furcal, Rafael (SS-Atl) 6/14 2 0 0 2 .429
OF Pujols, Albert (LF, 3B, 1B-StL) 6/17 6 3 7 0 .353
OF Sheffield, Gary (RF-Atl) 4/12 2 1 5 0 .333
OF Suzuki, Ichiro (RF-Sea) 7/16 4 0 4 1 .438
Util Lofton, Kenny (CF-ChC) 2/6 3 0 1 1 .333
Bench Gibbons, Jay (RF, 1B-Bal)
Pos Pitchers IP W SV K ERA WHIP
SP Hernandez, Livan (SP-Mon) - - - - - - (starts today)
SP Lackey, John (SP-Ana) - - - - - - (starts today)
RP Biddle, Rocky (RP, SP-Mon) 3.0 0 1 0 9.00 2.00
RP Kim, Byung-Hyun (RP, SP-Bos) 3.0 1 0 2 0.00 0.00
P Donnelly, Brendan (RP-Ana) 2.0 0 0 2 4.50 2.50
P Oliver, Darren (SP, RP-Col) - - - - - - (starts today)
P Kinney, Matt (SP-Mil) - - - - - - (starts today)
Bench Ortiz, Ramon (SP-Ana) 3.1 0 0 2 13.50 3.00
Bench Escobar, Kelvim (RP, SP-Tor) 7.0 1 0 7 2.57 1.43
Bench Jennings, Jason (SP-Col) 6.0 0 0 2 4.50 1.83 (starts sat ot sun
Bench Chacon, Shawn (SP-Col) - - - - - - (starts sat or sun)
Totals: 26.1 2 1 18 4.78 1.67
Score is 6/4. I got all batting cats, and Saves.
Im down Wins,K's,Era,Whip.
So after tonight im gunna drop Chacon, and Jennings, and pick up Runelvys Hernandez, and Horacio Rameriz who both start tommorrow. Do the same thing for Sunday drop Hernandez and Rameriz pick up two more starters, pump out some wins and more K's, get killed on ERA and WHIP but pull out a score of 8/2 instead of 6/4.
I havent been doing this up to this point because Ive been trying to keep the best pitchers and win those ERA and WHIP catagories. But its not working so pitching by committee is the new strategy.