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Is This Ethical???

Postby Guest » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:40 pm

I am in a rotissery Yahoo league and I was thinking about trading all of my SP for Closers and stud hitters. I could then pick up starting pitchers who are pitching from the wire and play them. This would give me a chance to win all hitting categories and saves, wins, and k's. This would of course hurt my WHIP and ERA. I am not wanting to argue if it would benifit my team ( even though I will listen) the real question for me is, is it ok to use this strategie even though it is not against the rules??
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Postby hooligan1 » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:42 pm

Every Fantasy player worth their salt will find the loopholes and exploit them to the fullest extent. I see no problem with this strategy. Have at it!!
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:44 pm

I dont see anything ethically wrong about it.
If you can pull it off and it works, kudos to you.

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Postby BXBombers » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:45 pm

This is not really an ethics question, it's a strategy question.
Have at it if you think it will help you win.

As with most unconventional strategies, though, you will have to play it just right to make it work.

Good Luck if you decide to go that route.

Funny you posted this question anonymously, perhaps you already think it's unethical? lol j/k :-D
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Postby tool069c » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:54 pm

you only have so many stud SP...so i dont think u can build a team to win every hitting category that way..at least not in a league im in... ;-D
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Re: Is This Ethical???

Postby swarmee » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:56 pm

Your strategy is called churning starting pitching and is ethical, although sometimes annoying to the teams playing you. But there's nothing wrong with it. Unethical things would be like trading a stud who just broke his ankle for an equal healthy stud, and then refusing to trade back once the rest of the world found out about the injury.
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Postby eftda » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:59 pm

I did the same thing, and i got first place... but make sure you stay on top of the w. wire. If you let someone like Harden/Prior come up from the minors and you fail to get them then you might lose.
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Postby lifeform » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:04 pm

It's not unethical, and it can be an effective strategy.

One thing to remember, though, is that you're going to have to take the time to grab the eligible pitchers off the wire every day. This can be tedious & decrease the enjoyment of being in the league.

(Of course, it's always enjoyable if you're winnning...)

You'll also lose some popularity in the league, because it is pretty exhausting to play against an opponent using the roster churn strategy.

As an aside, I'm the commish of a 12 team Yahoo league, and several owners (including myself) wanted to eliminate the incentive to using such a strategy.

I did so by replacing the K category with K/9 (Strikeouts per 9 IP), and setting the minimum IP (per team, per week) at 25.

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Postby kentx12 » Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:52 pm

It is a very good strategy the problem with it is you best make your trades before you start because after you start doing this other owners will not be happy with you.
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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:59 pm

I set a maximum transactions of 40, to limit the effectiveness of this strategy. (Unlimited trades, but limited WW pickups).
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