I'm just saying....
I hear you - and I'm not trying to be argumentative... I just have never understood the complaint against "playing defense" as a strategy, especially when the rules don't clearly define it and the websites don't generally enforce it (CBS will actually let you set positional min/max counts and how many guys you can have in reserve, so that would enforce it to some degree).
Here's another circumstance: let's say I'm in first place overall and I'm ahead of the pack in saves by a good margin, but the guy in second place overall is trying to make up a few points in saves. Is it cheating if I continue to grab as many potential closers/save guys as possible and put them in my active lineup
even though I don't need the saves? That would be a case where I'd strictly be trying to prevent another owner from advancing his game, which I see absolutely nothing wrong with.
"The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else"