GamerJOW wrote:Two minor concerns about a fledgling keeper league with a stated emphasis on 'building realistic lineups,' both pitcher related:
1) Streamers. I hate them. I understand the theory behind 'Innings Requirements' to limit streaming, but one of our players has already run Lincecum and Lowe out as starters and promptly dropped both, with the clear intent to get 2 different SP next week, and the next, and the next. Lowe I could almost understand, but Lincecum being ditched that early is as strong an indicator as I can figure that streaming is imminent. How else can one limit streaming?
This will work itself out. If you have any
limitations in place to discourage streaming whatsoever (max moves, innings limits, etc) I can't imagine any scenario where dropping Lincecum is a positive move for your team. Frankly I can't believe that anyone would make that move, or that any league wouldn't be using some sort of "can't cut" list that he wouldn't be on.
10-1 odds that this guy does not get the results he's looking for out of his "genius system" that he thinks he's running. He'll most likely look like a complete idiot by week 5.
2) Pitching Staff: This is almost certainly just a pet peeve of mine, but two of our guys have no left-handed pitchers on their staff at all, which in my not so humble opinion flies in the face of the 'realistic lineups' philosophy we're aiming at. How can a more balanced Pitching staff and lineup be encouraged in Fantasy, as pertains to handed-ness of the players?
This, on the other hand, makes almost no sense to me whatsoever. Are you serious here?
Just as sidenote, the Tigers have a "realistic" pitching staff this year that includes only one lefty starter (*gulp*Willis, who may not last long there), and only two LHP relievers in their pen.
This just isn't something that should enter a "fantasy" scenario. Any league that gets this involved is practically a full-time job.
If this is something that you're serious about, you'll probably have to find some way to incorporate a BA-against-righties and BA-against-lefties scoring category into your league. Quite a bit overboard in my opinion, but if that's what you're into.... you're not making guys field players in their correct batting-order spots are you? I shudder to think who I would pickup to fill in my #8 hole.