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Postby FLEX » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:59 pm

WOuld you call this cheating in fantasy baseball playoffs?
Somone is losing 7-3 and there is 2 days left in the week, they are behind in pitching so they drop players mostly pitchers that pitched and picked up pitchers that are starting Saturday and Sunday. I think its cheating. I would let it slide if it was one player, but to plug in 3 starting pitchers to comeback in the pitching categories is not fair is it? Here is the transaction, all in one night... (Friday night)

Sep 15 9:50am Andy Sonnanstine (TB - SP) Add Free Agents The Warriors Adolph Allersnatch
Sep 15 9:50am Brad Hawpe (Col - OF) Drop The Warriors Free Agents Adolph Allersnatch
Sep 15 9:40am Jair Jurrjens (Det - SP) Add Free Agents The Warriors Adolph Allersnatch
Sep 15 9:40am Kason Gabbard (Tex - SP) Drop The Warriors Free Agents Adolph Allersnatch
Sep 15 1:21am Wandy Rodríguez (Hou - SP,RP) Add Free Agents The Warriors Adolph Allersnatch
Sep 15 1:21am Doug Davis (Ari - SP) Drop The Warriors Free Agents Adolph Allersnatch
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Re: Is this cheating- transactions for the last 2 days of the we

Postby chris8 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:14 am

It's a legitimate tactic IMO - they're trying to gain some wins & Ks, but at the risk of damaging their ERA & WHIP. As long as they are actually starting the players they pick up, I have no problem with it - but if they are only picking them up to sit them on their bench so no one else can have them, that's a different matter.
If the league isn't happy about someone doing this, then you need to put a maximum transactions limit in place for next year (or make it a weekly league).
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Re: Is this cheating- transactions for the last 2 days of the we

Postby stevekahuda » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:54 am

Nope, that's a legitimate strategy. If your league doesn't care for it, go to weekly lineup changes next year.
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Re: Is this cheating- transactions for the last 2 days of the we

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:07 pm

If it's not against the rules, it's a viable strategy. Is he breaking any rule?
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