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Postby krunchyfrogg » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:22 pm

What are some sound strategies to take advantage of changing lineups every day?

I was thinking of loading up on relievers, even if they aren't closers so that I'd lower my ratios and kick up the K's a bit. I also thought of loading up on some very good starters for similar reasons.

How many (out of five) bench spots should be dedicated to hitters? Ideally, I'd like a bench player or two that qualifies at a few different positions so that I could plug him in on Tuesdays and Thursdays at different spots. Is it worth getting a second Catcher in a single catcher league, so that you can play the backup guy on days when the better catcher is resting?

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Re: First time playing in a DAILY transaction league

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Getting a couple top quality middle relievers is always a sound strategy to lower ratios. Carrying an extra catcher is not worth the roster spot when he might only play one or two times a week. Having a utility player is a great help with roster flexibility. Lineups are usually posted about an hour before the start of the game so if you can check in you can move your rosters around for guys that may be sitting that day for whatever reason.
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Re: First time playing in a DAILY transaction league

Postby Matthias » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:30 pm

krunchyfrogg wrote:I was thinking of loading up on relievers, even if they aren't closers so that I'd lower my ratios and kick up the K's a bit. I also thought of loading up on some very good starters for similar reasons.

Is there an inning limit? Is it standard 5x5? The answer to your question depends on the answer to these.
krunchyfrogg wrote:How many (out of five) bench spots should be dedicated to hitters?

One.
krunchyfrogg wrote:Ideally, I'd like a bench player or two that qualifies at a few different positions so that I could plug him in on Tuesdays and Thursdays at different spots.

Yes.
krunchyfrogg wrote:Is it worth getting a second Catcher in a single catcher league, so that you can play the backup guy on days when the better catcher is resting?

No.
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Re: First time playing in a DAILY transaction league

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:48 pm

Matthias wrote:
krunchyfrogg wrote:I was thinking of loading up on relievers, even if they aren't closers so that I'd lower my ratios and kick up the K's a bit. I also thought of loading up on some very good starters for similar reasons.

Is there an inning limit? Is it standard 5x5? The answer to your question depends on the answer to these.
krunchyfrogg wrote:How many (out of five) bench spots should be dedicated to hitters?

One. I'd go probably 2
krunchyfrogg wrote:Ideally, I'd like a bench player or two that qualifies at a few different positions so that I could plug him in on Tuesdays and Thursdays at different spots.

Yes. If its Yahoo, try getting Felipe Lopez.
krunchyfrogg wrote:Is it worth getting a second Catcher in a single catcher league, so that you can play the backup guy on days when the better catcher is resting?

No.


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Re: First time playing in a DAILY transaction league

Postby krunchyfrogg » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:52 pm

Thanks a lot everybody!
Matthias wrote:
krunchyfrogg wrote:I was thinking of loading up on relievers, even if they aren't closers so that I'd lower my ratios and kick up the K's a bit. I also thought of loading up on some very good starters for similar reasons.

Is there an inning limit? Is it standard 5x5? The answer to your question depends on the answer to these.


There is no inning limit. It is a H2H league, using standard 5x5 scoring.
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Re: First time playing in a DAILY transaction league

Postby Matthias » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:43 pm

krunchyfrogg wrote:Thanks a lot everybody!
Matthias wrote:
krunchyfrogg wrote:I was thinking of loading up on relievers, even if they aren't closers so that I'd lower my ratios and kick up the K's a bit. I also thought of loading up on some very good starters for similar reasons.

Is there an inning limit? Is it standard 5x5? The answer to your question depends on the answer to these.

There is no inning limit. It is a H2H league, using standard 5x5 scoring.

I would get 3 ace pitchers, 2-3 good pitchers, and then closers or very, very good middle relievers for the rest of your bench.

Play your aces. Play your relievers. And then if you need the K's or W's or whatever, or have a good spot start, play your other starters.
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Re: First time playing in a DAILY transaction league

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:22 pm

Yeah, for bench players try to cover as many positions as possible without sacrificing talent or having too many. Felipe Lopez is a great example, as are guys like DeRosa, Stewart, and Barmes. I usually have one OF sub and one IF sub. Position scarcity in daily subs takes a backseat to eligibility, as a benched OF will produce the same stats as a benched 2B (that's not to say scarcity suddenly doesn't matter though).

An extra RP or two is a huge bonus if you play them right. Since you can change around your lineup every day you get a free bonus of good ratios when your SPs don't pitch, and it gives you a ratios cushion should you pick up a spot starter for a win and some K's.

Also, since it's H2H, if your pitching ratios stink it up badly at the beginning of the week, you can churn SPs for the last 2-3 days to salvage wins and K's.
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