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Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby mhuhn23 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:35 pm

I'm a commish in my league and feel their should be at least 1 spot if not 2...the Co-commish says "its part of fantasy if players get hurt and its the easy way out to have DL spots"

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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby Bwanna » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:37 pm

mhuhn23 wrote:I'm a commish in my league and feel their should be at least 1 spot if not 2...the Co-commish says "its part of fantasy if players get hurt and its the easy way out to have DL spots"

Thoughts?


Yeah, it simulates real-life a little more closer to have at least 1 DL spot, IMO. I'm guessing that very few leagues have no DL spots.
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:40 pm

The real life DL works the same way though. How is it an easy out?
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby coma » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:31 pm

Every league should have DL spots, no doubt about it. 1 is good, but I have Sizemore, Votto, and ARam injured so more would be nice!
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:47 am

Personally, I don't think you should limit DL spots. I shouldnt be forced to drop a quality player just so I can pick up a short-term fill in. Right now I have 5 starters, guys who were draftable in all leagues, on the DL in my main league. Without multiple DL spots I would have had to cut some of them or started a blank spot. Its far more even to let teams protect their own injured players.


(I do have an issue with teams picking up injured players in that situation though, shouldnt pick up players just to DL them)

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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby swyck » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:34 am

I don't buy any arguments against DL slots unless there is no bench either.

I like 2 DL spots. ;-D
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby mhuhn23 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:16 am

Bobbleheadrusty wrote:Personally, I don't think you should limit DL spots. I shouldnt be forced to drop a quality player just so I can pick up a short-term fill in. Right now I have 5 starters, guys who were draftable in all leagues, on the DL in my main league. Without multiple DL spots I would have had to cut some of them or started a blank spot. Its far more even to let teams protect their own injured players.


(I do have an issue with teams picking up injured players in that situation though, shouldnt pick up players just to DL them)

The guys I currently have hurt
Peavy
Valverde
A. Gordon
Delgado
Aviles
Kasmir



It sucks...at least you can use a couple of those guys on the DL. I have Peavy, Votto, and Halladay and now just have to sit back and watch this season implode. I can't drop any of these guys, it's a keeper league, so I could be dropping a potential keeper for free which would allow somebody to stash them away and use a keeper on. It's stupid.
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby auclairkeithbc » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:38 pm

I think 2 DL spots is good for most leagues. But for leagues with a very shallow bench, 3 is probably better. The point of having a shallow bench is so you can't hoard speculative players, not so you have to start dropping valuable guys because you get hit with a lot of injuries.
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:37 pm

every league ive played in has always had atleast 1. the custom leagues i play in have 2. i dont know why a league would not want atleast 1.

i think leagues should have atleast 1 NA spot. its not just for some prospect in the minors, but there are plenty of instances where players go on the barrevewhatever list, or when good players are struggling they get sent down to the minors (like Nolasco/Milledge). one shouldnt have to bench/drop those players.
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Re: Should leagues have DL spots?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:14 pm

i'd love to see NA spot, good idea.
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