It's our league's first year and we already have our first big debate. The issue at hand is positional eligibility. At our draft, we foolishly passed a vote that allowed some players to have special eligibilty at certain positions (i.e, Phelps and Fick at catcher) without looking into and examining it. We hastily voted yes although I wanted to investigate before we voted but it passed anyhow.
Now that Yahoo is out and both Fick and Phelps are not catcher eligible, but we "voted" that they were, the Commish is allowing it. Both owners are throwing it in our faces that they got their way and are using the "we already voted" excuse for their reasoning but I just filed for a re-vote.
I guess what I'm getting at is this: Am I wrong for just thinking that whatever Yahoo determines a player's position to be, THAT'S what it should be, period? Phelps and Fick didn't play a game at catcher last year yet they're going to be eligible there in our league and that doesn't seem fair to me.
I agree, that's crap. Why would your league decide these players had special eligibility. Hey, can I make Sosa and Berkman eligible at SS so I can get better players there? That just doesn't make sense! Besides, how are they going to put them on their roster? Yahoo won't allow them into the catcher's spot, will it?
From the official rulebook of baseball: "Baseball is a game played between two teams of nine players each." Therefore, baseball is a game played only in the National League.
Ok, this is how convoluted it is: Even though Yahoo doesn't qualify them at the position, the Commish opened a Utility spot so they could be put there.
Example: Since Phelps would be a catcher in our league, but Yahoo doesn't qualify him there, the owner would put him in the Utility spot and leave the regular Catcher spot empty, claiming Phelps as his catcher. Horsedung, I know.
And it's not really "special" like Sosa couldn't be a SS or anything. Just if they've played before or had eligibility there before, thats what they are. Like most people in our league knew of Fick being a catcher....they just didn't know it was 2 years ago probably and the owner, knwoing the other guys didn't care, was able to sneak it in. It sucks, I know thats why I'm fighting it.
i want in on this league.....i'll play carlos delgado at catcher and chipper at third.....puljos played a game at short, so put him there.....and sammy sosa has stood on second base before, so he can be my second baseman......what a crappy ruling......tough breaks nsulman
Here's a simple solution. Put your best bench guy in the now open Util spot. You'll have an extra hitter while that guy will still have an open catcher spot. Plus you're not doing anything wrong, just taking advantage of the situation like those other guys did.
Am I wrong?
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