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Postby Y`s Guy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:00 pm

You know how the swift managers get that reliever who also is designated an SP? Tus a closer can be slotted as a starter and not take away from the CL spot? A very advantageous thing.

Who eliminates this advantage? I was just looking at how I categorize our pitching spots (we count HOLDS) and am thinking...

SP, SP, SP, SP, P, P, P, P and P

This should be OK, right? What this does, tho, is opens up managers to hording closers.

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Postby BritSox » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:04 pm

Just make it P,P,P,P,P,P,P,P,P. ;-D
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Postby Fade2White12 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:08 pm

Wouldn't having 4 SP slots make exploiting the SP/RP eligibility easier? The only way to completely get around that is by having nothing but P slots, or making only a couple SP slots and allowing weekly lineup changes.
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Postby Leber » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:43 pm

I think you could even do a few RP slots and the rest P slots if you really wanted to.
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Postby playap5th » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:05 pm

only true way to eliminate the advantage is to make all slots P but then you'll still have the guys who stack up on closers. so in all reality theres no way around it, if i a guy wants closers, he'll get them.
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Postby BigKahuna83 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:14 pm

and IIRC there were not many quality SP/RP's last year. I may be wrong about that.

I think the SP/RP abuse is less likely than people hoarding or loading up on Closers would be.
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Re: SP/RP...Yahoo's dreaded pitcher designation

Postby greenandgold » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:51 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:You know how the swift managers get that reliever who also is designated an SP? Tus a closer can be slotted as a starter and not take away from the CL spot? A very advantageous thing.

Who eliminates this advantage? I was just looking at how I categorize our pitching spots (we count HOLDS) and am thinking...

SP, SP, SP, SP, P, P, P, P and P

This should be OK, right? What this does, tho, is opens up managers to hording closers.

Yahoo, roto, 14-team non-keeper league.


I don't think your idea will fix things since people can still stick an RP in a SP spot. I wouldn't worry about it too much though, there aren't a lot of high impact relievers with SP.
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Postby rob0417 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:05 pm

the only guys that come to mind that fit this RP/SP are Papelbon and McCarthy who don't have SP eligibility yet, and Joel Pinerio if he wins the Boston closer job. I am sure there are more, but i doubt it is going to be that big a deal
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Postby Y`s Guy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:19 pm

Thanks. i don't think I'll waste time worrying. Last season I benefittd w/ Papelbon and Dempster.

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Postby ABA316 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:09 am

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Last year off my head I know Schilling also had sp-rp eligibility. I believe so did Liriano, not sure.

Papelbon will lose SP this year but will get it quick if he sticks in the rotation.

Re closers, you're right that if someone wants them they'll get them. Think bout it this way though..if someone does that, that's less SP they can carry. It may carry them in saves but will also stand to hurt them in wins, for instance.
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