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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:50 pm

This will be my first year at cbs sportsline fantasy bb. I am used to yahoo's and will have to adjust to the changes between the 2 services.

For those of you that play at CBS, do I really have to draft 2 catchers? It seems while OF has 5 spots, the other positions have only one spot except catcher. This sounds odd since catcher is a hard spot to fill decently. Can anyone tell me whats up with the 2 catcher thing?

below is the chart at their site... the url is

http://baseball.sportsline.com/splash/baseball/spln/single/rules


It says for roto,


Rotisserie
Position WeeklyLineup Max

Catcher 2
First Basemen 1
Second Basemen 1
Third Basemen 1
Shortstops 1
Outfielders 5
Utility 2
Pitchers 9
All Positions 22
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Postby the_tenman » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:53 pm

Yep, 2 catchers is how it works. What kind of league are you getting in? I have been playing CBS for 3 years now. :-B
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Postby Fumbler » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:54 pm

Yeah, that's not really ideal having to draft two catchers.

But you're not required to keep 2 catchers on your roster. Just hit the waiver wire right away and pick up some other guys that you want. ;-D
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:03 pm

I believe the previous post is wrong. I've played CBS for 3 years and in my experience I've had to not only have 2 catchers on my roster but start 2 catchers as well. So you MUST draft 2 catchers and you have to start 2 catchers.

Well actually I guess you don't have to start 2 catchers but it will leave a hole in your lineup if you don't.
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Postby Fumbler » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:07 pm

What league/style are you playing RawDawg?

I've been playing for 3 years now too. The default lineup for their points H2H does NOT require you to start two catchers.

It's a standard 1 First Base, 1 Second Base, 1 Shortstop, 1 Third Base, 1 Catcher, 3 Outfileders, 1 Utility Player, and 7 Pitchers.
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Postby Fumbler » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:09 pm

Ok, my bad...i didn't read the Rotisserie part from the original post.

What i described was for a H2H points league. Sorry about the mix-up.

Move along...nothing to see here. :-D
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:28 pm

the_tenman wrote:Yep, 2 catchers is how it works. What kind of league are you getting in? I have been playing CBS for 3 years now. :-B


I see..I guess I will have to keep my eyes on the catchers so that I end up with 2 decent ones.

I dont know what kind of league Im getting into except I want to play Roto-5x5. Any suggestions? I am looking for competitive league. I played on yahoo for few yrs and moving on for better prizes than a plaque...



Also, Do you guys play the Platinum or Diamond? Im guessing there is fierce competition there. Since this is my first sportsline league, I am doing gold, but I would definetly try those expensive ones for the $$$ prize!
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Postby jbuk » Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:42 pm

Hi, catcher is a very thin position, if you don't get on of the better ones as your 2nd C, it may be worth just concentrating on other positions and grabbing the 2nd catcher at the end, from about the 12th ranked onwards they all put up very similar stats.

May also be an idea to see what other players are eligible at C but play at other positions, LeCroy, Jason Phillips etc., and try and sneak one of those in...
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