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Re: Scherzer RP on Yahoo

Postby flloyd » Fri May 02, 2008 12:34 am

I disagree. Most people had been expecting that he would start out in middle relief and there was even talk of him possibly getting the closer's job. Plenty of minor league starters are brought up to the majors and pitch as relievers before becoming starters again, such as Yovani and Joba. If Yahoo had designated them as starters then everybody would have been complaining that they were labeled wrong.
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Re: Scherzer RP on Yahoo

Postby jfg » Fri May 02, 2008 12:35 am

A lot of leagues start SP and RP. If you wanted to start Scherzer for his two start week you'd be ditching saves for the week.
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Re: Scherzer RP on Yahoo

Postby AllDay » Fri May 02, 2008 4:27 am

Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:
jfg wrote:Clement got UT status because he played last year- enough to qualify at DH and that's it. It seems to me when I picked up Bailey last year I could start him right away and same goes for Braun at 3B. But, I might be wrong.

And if the reason Scherzer got RP status was because he was brought up to throw in relief that's not consistent. He was a starter all the time in the minors and when players are going to change position Yahoo waits until they get the games needed (like Braun in OF).

Having spent way too much time lately looking at the relevant code, I can assure you that at no point does the eligibility determination take into account at all what you did in the minor leagues.

Scherzer is a relief pitcher because it was publicly stated that he was being brought up to be a relief pitcher, and in fact when he was brought up, he was used in relief.

You guys made the right call here - as you usually do.

Thanks again for providing a great fantasy service for free. You guys rule.
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