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Postby RAmst23 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:44 pm

Currently I am in a 16 team H2H league with a deep bench, and have no starting pitching to speak of. This is fine, the scoring format is odd and greatly favors relievers with the weekly IP limit at 7.

Is it effective to only use great relief and volatile young starting pitchers throughout the season? Can this actually win come play-offs in H2H?
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Re: Closer and young starters

Postby jamastaballa » Fri May 02, 2008 12:52 pm

It would seem that this strategy would work, but then again, how is it different from anything else? If you're keeping your innings down, just one bad start from a "volatile" young starter will ruin your WHIP/ERA for the week.

Personally, I like having a few good starters and a lot of good relief. That way one bad start doesn't kill you.
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Re: Closer and young starters

Postby 0CUBS4ME » Fri May 02, 2008 1:40 pm

I did this last year and it worked great - until the end of the season when all of the good young guns got sat down to save their arms. I went through the palyoffs with a rag tag bunch of waiver wire arms and ended up finishing 3rd.
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Re: Closer and young starters

Postby deutschland » Sat May 03, 2008 5:28 pm

RAmst23 wrote:Currently I am in a 16 team H2H league with a deep bench, and have no starting pitching to speak of. This is fine, the scoring format is odd and greatly favors relievers with the weekly IP limit at 7.

Is it effective to only use great relief and volatile young starting pitchers throughout the season? Can this actually win come play-offs in H2H?


7 innings per week? why would you need starters at all then?
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Re: Closer and young starters

Postby The_Natural » Sat May 03, 2008 5:34 pm

deutschland wrote:
RAmst23 wrote:Currently I am in a 16 team H2H league with a deep bench, and have no starting pitching to speak of. This is fine, the scoring format is odd and greatly favors relievers with the weekly IP limit at 7.

Is it effective to only use great relief and volatile young starting pitchers throughout the season? Can this actually win come play-offs in H2H?


7 innings per week? why would you need starters at all then?


I think you would need just one or two good closers.
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Re: Closer and young starters

Postby RED SOX LOVER » Sun May 04, 2008 12:53 pm

7 innings per week?

why even play?
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