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Postby SweetAurillia » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:57 pm

I assume this doesn't really apply to weekly rosters?
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Postby hot4tx » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:59 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Did a quick search for 'bench player strategies' in Leftovers.

Here's JT's explanation
Here's a discussion.
Bench value discussion.
A little off-topic, but still relevant...
What's wrong with batters on the bench?

That oughtta keep you busy awhile. ;-) ;-D

This may have been the single most helpfully yet concise post in the history of the cafe! ;-D
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Postby Doughhead » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:56 pm

SweetAurillia wrote:I assume this doesn't really apply to weekly rosters?

Good point. I play in a weekly league and I don't think the stockpiling arms strategy holds water in this format. In a weekly league, your bench guys are locked on the bench for 7 days, so it doesn't really matter if they're pitchers or hitters 'cause you ain't getting there stats either way. In a league with daily changes, you can maximize your bench if you load it with pitchers since starting pitchers sit 4/5 days anyway.

In this case, I think it's advisable to go with the best player available, regardless of his position. Some would argue that you'd still rather have more arms in order to play match-ups, although I'm not sure I subscribe to that theory--seems like you can drive yourself crazy trying to play matchups and end up outsmarting yourself.
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