i drafted best overall hitters n top low era n whip closers first. bareley touchd starting pitchers to say the least. the cats are innning pitched- wins- losses-saves -strikeouts-era - whip.. now my plans are trying to take the best era n whip, if i do so i'll win the pitching 4 to 3. i have papelbon, rivera, ryan, n saito as my closers, thinking about filling in other pitching positons with guys like neshek/wheeler, other low era n whip guys. there are 3 other teams in my leauge that are doing what im doing but opposite, they are using all starting pitchers to dominate the other cats that i would lose. but my question is, what do ya think of this strategy. my 4 closing pitchers up there, every week verse a johan santana, carpnter, halliday, i'll still win my whip n era. right? all other cats push, it comes down to era n whip? i know i'll blow up some weeks, but the average is, these closer have overall lower era n whip. what ya think? sorry for such a long post.
If I'm understanding this correctly, you'll win 3 cats and lose 3 cats in a good week. In a bad week where a closer might get slammed and a loss you might lose more than 3 cats. Not a very sound strategy in my book (although I feel like I'm missing something).
last year i finished first, thanx to a homerun by ichiro in the finals, but used starters more often than what im thinking about doing, going full tilt closers low era whip guys. i always had 4 closrs, but they weren't of the likes of rivera, ryan, saito, n papelbons stats. closers have lower era n whips, im going for the kill n whip n era thats all.
that was my first idea, i knew there would b alot of good pitchers that would pop up, ex, last year verlander landed n hamels, starting pitching is the deepest. worst come to worst pick up someone going against a team.