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Postby ChrisSabo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:51 pm

5x5 10 team

the diffrence in this league which would require a diffrent strategy is that their are daily roster changes and a 2000 inning limit for pitchers- how do you deal the pitchers? how many of what type (closers,starters,setup guys) do you keep on you bench?

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Postby bleach168 » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:11 pm

How many players can you have on your roster?

A 2000 inning pitching limit is INSANE and opens itself to a ton of abuses. I hope the Commish knows what he is doing.

edit: Oh yeah, and what are the categories???
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Postby ChrisSabo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:23 pm

8 pitchers- 7 bench spots

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Postby Arlo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:24 pm

2000 is a lot of innings... How many active pitcher slots do you use?

I'd say the main change here is that you'll want to keep a large number of pitchers on your bench (Both SP and RP) in order to reach that limit, even if it means having very little hitting depth.
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Postby bleach168 » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:37 pm

I figure most teams in the league will have a tough time coming close to that limit. You need nearly 10 healthy SP's for the entire season. Those teams that do reach the limit will likely wreck their ERA and WHIP in the process while killing their bench flexibility.

There really is no way any one team will dominate the pitching categories unless you spend your first 10 picks on pitchers.

The way I would approach the league would be to focus on hitters and closers. Make sure I damn near win 6 of the categories. For SP's, I would get 4-5 sleepers in the late rounds. They don't have to be too good, just reliable guys. Then spot-start a pitcher from FA everyday so I would reach the innings limit. The goal is to finish in the middle of the pack for Wins and K's. And since no one is going to dominate the pitching categories, this strategy should give me enough points to eek out a victory.
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Postby Arlo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:46 pm

Unless you have a transaction limit, you might see quite a bit of churning as teams try to reach that IP limit.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:52 pm

ChrisSabo wrote:8 pitchers- 7 bench spots

wins,saves,k,era,whip


and 2000 innings, 8-o with daily transactions ...
Sound like the commish had a little strategy set up for himself, when he set up this league.

I wouldn't think twice about carrying 15 pitchers in this envionment.
Just target guys with a k/9 over 6.00. Maybe even 5 or 6 closers too. You should be able to get some of them off the wire as the season progress'.
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