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My opponent is already churning. How do I respond?

Postby shmolex » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:58 pm

Due to bad outings by Peavy, Haren, and Cain, my opponent has decided to start churning already in this 2 week final. Do I respond by churning back?

Categories are: W, CG, SV, HR, ERA, WHIP, K, K/9.

My staff:

SP: Santana, Halladay, Bedard, Clemens, Smoltz, Sabathia
RP: Hoffman, Torres, Valverde, Timlin

If I just start my guys, I'll win HR, ERA, WHIP, and K/9 for sure.
SV is a tossup since we both have 4 closers and CGs are a crapshoot, although I have a slight advantage. Ultimately, I would probably have to win 3 of 8 offensive categories, which shouldn't be that hard.

On the other hand, since I started Bedard, I have a huge lead in HR, ERA, and WHIP now, so I might as well churn for a little bit to see if I can keep up right?
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Postby Yoda » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:01 am

Yep... you have to beat him.
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Postby dyuen87 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:42 am

Do what you gota do to win. Good luck.
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Postby shmolex » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:59 am

problem is, who do I drop? I already dropped my only bench hitter to spot start, but he's spot starting 2 everyday. There's no point in doing it if I'm outnumbered 2-1 everyday.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:09 am

well if you cant afford to drop anyone then dont bother churning. or look at all your starters remaining games and see if any of them are worth dropping because of bad matchups.
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Postby Old_Style » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:11 am

if he starts spot starting for a long period of time, he's bound to make a few bad decisions that'll cost him in the long run.

if it's possible pick up a few sure bets here and there, but don't over do it. let him blow a few pitching categories and hopefully you can beat him out in the offensive categories.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:30 am

Old_Style wrote:if he starts spot starting for a long period of time, he's bound to make a few bad decisions that'll cost him in the long run.

if it's possible pick up a few sure bets here and there, but don't over do it. let him blow a few pitching categories and hopefully you can beat him out in the offensive categories.


More than likely u can win the ratio stats (ERA, WHIP) and he'll win the composite stats (W, K,). I guess it boils down to saves.
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Postby mweir145 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:57 am

Old_Style wrote:if it's possible pick up a few sure bets here and there, but don't over do it. let him blow a few pitching categories and hopefully you can beat him out in the offensive categories.

I agree with this. There's no point in risking ERA (the ultimate tiebreaker in the end) and WHIP just to take a stab at winning wins and Ks. If you're confident in your offense enough to take 3 of the 8 categories, then I wouldn't spot start.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:04 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Old_Style wrote:if it's possible pick up a few sure bets here and there, but don't over do it. let him blow a few pitching categories and hopefully you can beat him out in the offensive categories.

I agree with this. There's no point in risking ERA (the ultimate tiebreaker in the end) and WHIP just to take a stab at winning wins and Ks. If you're confident in your offense enough to take 3 of the 8 categories, then I wouldn't spot start.


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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:16 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Old_Style wrote:if it's possible pick up a few sure bets here and there, but don't over do it. let him blow a few pitching categories and hopefully you can beat him out in the offensive categories.

I agree with this. There's no point in risking ERA (the ultimate tiebreaker in the end) and WHIP just to take a stab at winning wins and Ks. If you're confident in your offense enough to take 3 of the 8 categories, then I wouldn't spot start.




I agree, with HR, K/9, ERA, and Whip as stats, let him do the churning. ;-D
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