Cobra74 wrote:My league is on Yahoo. I have a rookie manager who thinks it is ok to pick up pitchers off of waivers just because they are pitching that day, then drop them and get another pitcher for the next day. He has done this 4 or 5 times a week since the season started. I know there is nothing stopping him from doing this except that I could block him from his team, but I dont want to do that. Is there not an unsaid Code Of Ethics with online fantasy baseball where you just dont practice this type of stat whoring (for lack of a better term). What do I tell this new manager that will make him understand that if you are not going to keep this pitcher for more than 1 game your out?
You are describing streaming, and it's totally legit. You should have an innings pitched limit in any league, though that won't totally get rid of streamers by any means. I will stream in any league that I have trouble filling the innings for.
The only way he would be breaching a code of ethics would be if he was picking these guys up without using them. That's called churning and it is against the fair play and ethics statement that yahoo gives somewhere (can't find it right now).
Streaming is totally legal and legit
Churning is illegal, but hard to police.