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Anyone use separate OF spots?

Postby BobbyRoberto » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:42 am

My league uses separate outfield spots instead of just 3 outfielders. For example, a team can't have Sosa, Sheffield, and Vlad because they're all rightfielders. I like it because it seems more realistic.


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Postby McGill » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:46 am

:-° ...what a headache!!...just might be more fun though... !+)



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Postby kentx12 » Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:16 am

My league uses it and I love it. Makes you draft much diffrent than just using 3 of.
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Postby monster » Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:34 am

2 0f 3 leagues i'm in do it that way...and in the other i got bonds(lf) pierre(cf) & sheffield(rf)...just conditioned to do it i guess (lol) :-b
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Postby TownDrunk » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:10 pm

My league uses it. Make it seem more realistic.

I have Chipper Jones/Cabrera in LF, Pierre in CF, and Abreu/Reed Johnson in RF. I also have Everett backing up each OF position.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:14 pm

My league has done it for years. I much prefer it. It helps thin the outfield herd a little bit.
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Postby baseball genius » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:43 pm

I did it like that last year. It didn't really make that much of a difference, you just have to do more research before drafting your players.
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Postby catcher-03 » Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:03 pm

thats how my league does it and i like it a lot better than just 3 outfielders because its more unique
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Postby eli81k » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:55 pm

It is better for two reasons:

1. Specific opposed to general positions mean trades. If a league uses 3 OF spots, you have a lot more folks on the FA list to pick from to fill a need or roster spot for the OF. If you have to have a LF to play LF, an equal number of LF will be taken in comparsion to the number of CF and RF. Thus, teams are more likely going to be forced to trade if they want to fix a specific OF position.

2. CF is like SS and C. If a player can produce offensively it is a bonus, but you can't hide anyone there. A CF has to be able to cover a ton of ground, where in LF and RF you can hide an oaf if you want and not get into too much trouble (not to say there aren't good defensive RF and LF). Thus, CF shouldn't be judged alongside RF and LF offensively.
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Postby mikcou » Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:21 pm

None of the leagues I am in use specific outfield spots but it does seem more realistic :-)
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