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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby West » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:08 am

The problem with this strategy is that it sucks and is not fun.
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby galante22 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:17 am

ive never drafted a team like this so i ended up reaching for a few bats i shouldnt have and my pitching staff took a hit. felix and gallardo are basically as good a combo as youll find and my closers will make a huge difference. im sure because of all the articles youve read tellin you to wait on RP thatll youll think otherwise, but having 3 elite closers whos era is around 2.00 is huge and will make all the difference.


the one guy said he did this strategy in 3 leagues one year and finished 2nd in every single one...im sorry but if u guys did 3 leagues with a balanced team would u make the championship in everyone? nope...the guy said it took to beat him a very well balanced team whos pitching staff had a good week in the championship, well wouldnt u probably lose to that team reguardless? if a team with strong hitting has a great pitching week not much u can do


as for the runs...
c- 78 runs
1b-70 runs
2b-105 runs
ss-100 runs
3b-53 runs
of- 94 runs
of-92 runs
of-81 runs
u-69 runs

maybe its alittle weak but like i said first time drafting this type of team, polanco killed me someone grabbed prado right before which is a difference of about 30 runs, that hurt. with that being said mauer projected 2nd for runs out of catchers, pedroia 2nd for 2b, reyes 1st for ss, bourn 9th for OF, gardner 13th...id make sure to not let it get worse then prado next time lol


i still say if executed properly this can win, like the one kid said 3 league, 3 2nd place finishes...thats pretty consistent success, if he caught one break he woulda won at least one of them.
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby theblackjet » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:43 pm

A few points worth mentioning. Your pitchers could end up facing each other multiple times throughout the season. Also, at least 1 or 2 of your pitchers may only get one start per week. Even a perfect game by your guy may not be enough to over come an OK pitcher who puts up two decent starts.
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby galante22 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:15 am

yea but thats the same with any strategy no? the goal for pitching is to really win era, whip, and saves with those closers each week and mix in enough two starters to keep wins and k's close. you should win the serious majority of weeks 6-4, you may lose a week here or there just like with any other strategy, and youll certainly win some weeks 7-3 and 8-2 with the juiced up staff. there may be a team or two well balanced enough to challenge you in runs and average and stream enough two start sps or have enough solid closers to keep things competetive but is that really different from any other strategy? do you win every championship drafting a balanced team?
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:54 am

galante22 wrote:do you win every championship drafting a balanced team?

In roto, yes, I have a good chance.
In H2H you can only win the regular season, than it is down to luck.

You brought up this
like the one kid said 3 league, 3 2nd place finishes...thats pretty consistent success

so I refrase your question:
did he win every championship by punting HRs and RBIs?

FWIW I won 2 out of 3 last season (1 H2H, 1 roto), and currently I'm over 90 % success rate at Yahoo baseball, (proof here, so I'm not just sayin something)
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and I've never seen that strategy to win.
You can try that strategy in public leagues, but it only takes one owner who has the same strategy, or a knowledgable owner who likes to destroy casual public leaguers, and you are toast.
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Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby medium_robin » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:57 am

Syfo-Dyas wrote:FWIW I won 2 out of 3 last season (1 H2H, 1 roto), and currently I'm over 90 % success rate at Yahoo baseball, (proof here, so I'm not just sayin something)
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So what's YOUR strategy? Because that's an impressive win percentage.
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:31 pm

medium_robin wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:FWIW I won 2 out of 3 last season (1 H2H, 1 roto), and currently I'm over 90 % success rate at Yahoo baseball, (proof here, so I'm not just sayin something)
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So what's YOUR strategy? Because that's an impressive win percentage.


Don't have one.
I have many.
Strategies depend on league type, scoring settings, opponents etc...

But the constant is that you have to prepare, and have up to date information.
You have to prepare for your draft. Draft is essential, to build a good team.
I start to prepare in January. But some start their preparation in November.

After the draft:
Analyze your league mates strenghts and weakness'.
Than, analyze your strenghts and weakness'.
Compare all teams.
If results show that you looking good, than sit back and relax. After 5 minutes of rest, you can start to plan ahead with your pitching in ROTO.
If results show that you're in trouble, than start drawing up trade possiblities.


After season start:
In Roto, don't lose too many games played.
In H2H prepare for your opponents. Every team is different compared to your team any given week.
For the next matchup, I start my preparation on Friday.
Check out you hitter's matchups.
Check out your opponents hitter's matchups.
Make a plan, what you want to achieve.
You don't have to win all the categories, but you want to win as much you can.
Or if things look bad, that start thinkin about damage control.
During the week, adjust if necessary. (most of the times it will be)

So in a nutshell:
Prepare.
Analyze.
Adjust.
Keep your self up to date.
Don't be afraid to make moves.
Don't be afraid not to make moves.
And analyze, analyze, analyze.
All season long.
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:51 pm

medium_robin wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:FWIW I won 2 out of 3 last season (1 H2H, 1 roto), and currently I'm over 90 % success rate at Yahoo baseball, (proof here, so I'm not just sayin something)
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So what's YOUR strategy? Because that's an impressive win percentage.

Public Leagues :-D
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:15 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
medium_robin wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:FWIW I won 2 out of 3 last season (1 H2H, 1 roto), and currently I'm over 90 % success rate at Yahoo baseball, (proof here, so I'm not just sayin something)
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So what's YOUR strategy? Because that's an impressive win percentage.

Public Leagues :-D

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Wrong.
All private, but one. I played a public ROTO in 2004, but I finished with 113 points, in a 12 team league, so it wasn't fun anymore.
Not one ever since. The only challange in a public league would be to get the perfect 120.
You want proof I'll PM you the Yahoo Archive league link.
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Re: Punting HRs and RBIs, can it work?

Postby J35J » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:27 pm

galante22 wrote:...and stream enough two start sps ...

Do people still play in leagues that allow streaming?
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