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Postby Inukchuk » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:34 pm

They don't let you use quality starts as a stat (which I would imagine many would use due to the luck that goes into getting a win), but they do have useless or rare stats like balks, shutouts, intentional walks, and batters grounding into double plays. Anyone know why Yahoo has this weird selection?
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:38 pm

I've been wondering the same thing. Our league uses CGs, but have been wanting to replace that lucky category w/ QS for a while now. Let's hope they get that stat in there for next year b/c we almost made the switch to ESPN for that ONE category.
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:39 pm

I'd guess because 'quality start' is a bit subjective? I mean, what you personally would consider a quality start to be might not be the same for other players/managers.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:41 pm

Amazing Oopah wrote:I'd guess because 'quality start' is a bit subjective? I mean, what you personally would consider a quality start to be might not be the same for other players/managers.


Quality Start is not subjective. It's 6 IP or more, with 3 ER or less. That's it.
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Postby angelo285 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:16 pm

So what if a pitcher pitches 5 scoreless innings, but gets relieved due to a high pc or huge lead by his team (or even because his team needs the run and puts in a PH)?
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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:20 pm

angelo285 wrote:So what if a pitcher pitches 5 scoreless innings, but gets relieved due to a high pc or huge lead by his team (or even because his team needs the run and puts in a PH)?


It's not a Quality Start. Makes as much sense as the Hold stat. :-D
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Postby jbones733 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:11 pm

id like quality starts as a stat, we got CG & SO , but there tough to come by, QS is a cool one, i think
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Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:23 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:
Amazing Oopah wrote:I'd guess because 'quality start' is a bit subjective? I mean, what you personally would consider a quality start to be might not be the same for other players/managers.


Quality Start is not subjective. It's 6 IP or more, with 3 ER or less. That's it.


ding ding.

i cant believe people actually use complete games and shutouts :-° :-t
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:04 pm

I've also noticed this. We should mention this to one of the Y! guys and see if we can get QS as a cat next year.
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Postby BigJayStudd » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:38 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
ding ding.

i cant believe people actually use complete games and shutouts :-° :-t


Do complete games even exsist anymore?

I thought they went extinct like the dinosaurs.
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