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Postby Big Cat » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:12 pm

I'm seriously considering just not starting a catcher in my 14 team weekly H2H league. There's been only 1 week where my catcher didn't hurt my average, and very few where they actually contribute a couple runs or RBIs.
My catchers have been Laird, Bard, Laird, Bard, and now Olivo.
In all they have scored me 11 runs, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB, and a low average.

Has anyone else tried or considered this strategy?
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Postby Super Manny » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:16 pm

I've been running with no catcher in my 12-team mixed roto for the past week and a half. I've got Piazza on the DL, and am giving serious consideration to continuing on without a backstop until he's activated.

I initially used the roster spot to pick up Slowey, whom I've subsequently dropped for Homer Bailey. I figure I have a few weeks to negotiate a two-for-one trade before Piazza returns, and in the long run, can end up helping my team more than a second-rate catcher ever would have.

(Hopefully that all makes sense...)

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Postby mrider » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:24 pm

I think that makes sense. In your case I would not start a catcher because 2 months into the season and thats all they have done.
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Postby theclefe » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:15 pm

I usually go catcherless when Mauer hits the DL. IMO the 13th ranked catcher is ussually worth considerably less than an extra starter or taking a shot on a questionable closer.
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Postby Rubidium » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:26 pm

I'm doing it in my 12 team NL only where we start two catchers, but that's because I traded away Ross and the best free agent option is Ramon Castro. But yeah, if those are your best options and you have a good use of the roster space elsewhere, I would consider it.
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Postby The Jury » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:27 pm

Another vote for topless ;-D
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:37 pm

I'm gonna disagree with you guys on this one. I think the few R and RBI are worth mor than the small hit in AVG you might take for that week. Also, you can always find somebody on the wire who is hot. Even in my 12 team AL-Only, I've been able to "ride the hot hand" after Kedall started out sub-.200
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:57 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:I'm gonna disagree with you guys on this one. I think the few R and RBI are worth mor than the small hit in AVG you might take for that week. Also, you can always find somebody on the wire who is hot. Even in my 12 team AL-Only, I've been able to "ride the hot hand" after Kedall started out sub-.200


I agree. I thought about this for a little while myself, but realized that it just isn't worth it. You can get away with it since you're in a H2H league, but assuming there is a starting C you can get, I would start him.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:01 pm

Rubidium wrote:I'm doing it in my 12 team NL only where we start two catchers, but that's because I traded away Ross and the best free agent option is Ramon Castro. But yeah, if those are your best options and you have a good use of the roster space elsewhere, I would consider it.


why in the world would your 12 team nl only league require you to start 2 catchers? :-?
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Postby tiger spit » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:03 pm

won last year with no C in a 5x5 h2h
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