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Postby Trojan Pony » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:31 pm

fbc_fan wrote:i've had a 40-50 transactions limit for the last two years in my league. it seemed to stop churning, but then again i play with managers who frown on churning in general, so take that for what its worth. a weekly IP limit would also do the trick.

i also like having a 40 or 50 move limit. it prevents churning without really devaluing SP's or hampering manager strategy.
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Postby ironman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:24 pm

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ironman wrote:I'd personally start with a transactions limit to curb churning first before tinkering with the scoring format. But if need be, I'd replace K's with K/9 before I would add losses. If you add losses as a cat, what do you plan on adding on the hitting side? That is unless you're cool with playing a 5x6 format.


Replacing K with K/9 just makes SP obsolete. Throw all relievers and you win S, ERA, WHIP, and K/9.


I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that it should be coupled with a suitable minimum IP limit to curb RP hording.
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Postby upyourstats » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:40 am

The only categories you will win consistently are wins and k's so I don't see what the big deal is.
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Postby Ender » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:00 am

Well if you spend your first 15 picks on hitters and closers you should win W's, K's, SV's and 3-4 offensive cats most week.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:53 am

I am not a fan of Losses in Roto but I think they work pretty well in H2H. In the 7x7 H2H league I play in we use W, L, ERA, WHIP, K/9, SV, HLD with a 30 IP weekly minimum. Maybe not for everyone but it has been very effective and I really enjoy it.
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