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Postby Rmbxr9 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:37 pm

So in my highest money league, we play this weird scoring IMO.
It's 16 team, Total Points.

You play this:
SP
SP
RP
RP
P
P
P

And the points are such:
Win +12
Loss -7
K +1
BB -1
Save +4.5
Blown Save -3
Hold +2
CG +7.5
SHO +7.5

And there's an innings cap of 1,450

So my question is this, would you be better off taking 5 closers first before any SPs.
And just playing those 5 closers everyday, raking up Saves, Ks, and cheap Ws and just streaming #4 and #5 pitchers in good matchups on good teams?

For reference, here's some points from last season

Verlander - 501
Kershaw - 463
Halladay - 440
Weaver - 350
Grienke - 306
Kimbrel - 305
C.J Wilson - 304
Drew Storen - 290
Cole Hamels - 277
J.Axford - 275

And so on

What do you think of that strategy? Even if it means having a really really bad rotation, like Lilly/Billingsley/Lohse/etc
And then streaming using my 100 add drops.
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Re: Pitching Strategy Help: Odd League

Postby MadDog36 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:54 pm

Well pitching for winners and workhorses are the bread and butter. Guys liek Halladay/CC etc are the way to go not worthless closers.
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Re: Pitching Strategy Help: Odd League

Postby Rmbxr9 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:34 am

MadDog36 wrote:Well pitching for winners and workhorses are the bread and butter. Guys liek Halladay/CC etc are the way to go not worthless closers.


But I mean if you can't get the top 5 Starters, wouldn't going with a 4-5 man RP group be better than ending up with 2nd and 3rd tier guys?

Like last year, Matt Cain had 190 Points.
Which is the same as Kyle Farnsworth and Mark Melancon, who I'd agree were/are worthless closers.

BUT, Farnsworth and MM are able to get the same points using 1/4 of the innings.
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Re: Pitching Strategy Help: Odd League

Postby RedHopeful » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:21 pm

Rmbxr9 wrote:
MadDog36 wrote:Well pitching for winners and workhorses are the bread and butter. Guys liek Halladay/CC etc are the way to go not worthless closers.


But I mean if you can't get the top 5 Starters, wouldn't going with a 4-5 man RP group be better than ending up with 2nd and 3rd tier guys?

Like last year, Matt Cain had 190 Points.
Which is the same as Kyle Farnsworth and Mark Melancon, who I'd agree were/are worthless closers.

BUT, Farnsworth and MM are able to get the same points using 1/4 of the innings.

Yeah, you've kind of answered your own question here. RP's definitely have more value in this league so I'd go this route. Just be sure to still draft a couple of SP's you have super high hopes for along the way.
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