GRIN wrote:With all due respect, please don't apply your objective to others. Fantasy Baseball is fairly customizable to what you want it to be. Some of us want it to be as realistic as possible. For example: playing H2H, incorporating Holds and fielding metrics. It brings enjoyment in that it mimics the decisions real MLB general managers have to face. Real MLB general managers with "better" teams sometime lose regular season series to "lesser" teams. They need bullpen depth. And they need good fielders.
It may be a separate game, but some of us like to play it as close to the real game as we can - a worth goal indeed if that is what you like.
Adding fielding metrics or holds doesn't make the game more "realistic", it's just adding more stats into the mix. Real baseball doesn't give points for anything but runs scored. Unless there's a tie, your team only uses one starter and gets 8.5 or 9 innings total. There is no MI, CI, or 4th OF. You can't swap in bench players mid-game. The list goes on.
I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with wanting to incorporate additional dimensions of "real" baseball into your fantasy game, but you should do it because they're interesting things to follow, not because you think they'll make your game more like "real" baseball or make you think more like a "real" GM, because it won't.
"Real" baseball is the goal of Strat-o-Matic, where you actually play out
games based on player stats.