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Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby ILLZ » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:13 pm

I'm a long time fantasy player but I took on a head to head league this year for the first time. Is it bad etiquette to sit guys in order to control certain categories towards the end of the week (ERA, WHIP, AVG) or is that just part of the strategy? I'm trying to win obviously but I don't want to be cheap and annoying to do it, ya know?
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby dragoon » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:43 am

It's acceptable strategy ;-D
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby converge241 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:14 am

If its a H2H league that allows daily changes and you have nothing to gain (can only lose stats) by starting certain people why wouldnt you.

thats a reason why many H2H leagues are weekly.

Some people might get worked up about it but I wouldnt worry!
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby chris8 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:06 pm

All part of the strategy of H2H leagues ;-D
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:41 pm

Does the answer "All of the above" work? Yeah, its a legit strategy, but much like streaming some people will consider it bad etiquette.
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby JimmyBaseball » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:45 am

There is no problem with this. I assume you mean to maybe bench hitters on Sunday night when you see you've got all the stats & don't want your BA to go lower and potentially lose....
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby Merlin401 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:21 am

converge241 wrote:thats a reason why many H2H leagues are weekly.


Then benching someone because they have a bad matchup for the week would be the same thing. Whatever the league is, play what gives you the best chance of winning, no? Thats the way I see it.
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby walkoffblast » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:32 am

Late week strategy based on what categories are in play is about the only thing that makes H2H worth playing.
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Re: Bad etiquette or good strategy?

Postby DaShiz23 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:41 am

No problem with that strategy at all, unless there are minimums that you would fail to reach by doing so.
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