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Postby Caribn7 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:40 pm

What is the general consensus on punting categories?
I am in a league that is just finishing up a slow draft. Its a 12 team 5x 5 with OBP instead of avg.
I have punted W's and K's. Drafted no SP (that will play at least). The league rules state that I have to start 5 SP, It doesn't say that they have to pitch, So my starters are all retired.

You would think that I started world war 3, by violating the unwritten rules. I view it as knowing the rules and using them to my favor.

I realize that this a huge risk on my part, but I have run projections through baseball HQ and rotowire and the results look promising if everyone stays healthy.

I know that some people think that it can't be done and win, but I did win a 16 team 5 x 5 money league last year by 17 points doing the same thing!

I have offered to just drop out of the league, if they refunded my money. They declined.

What do you think?
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Re: Punting Categories

Postby kaiser » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:48 pm

I think it is a pretty lousy move. You are using semantics to circumvent the intent of the rules. I would argue that the rule requiring "starting" five SP means that they must start a game, which by definition, means they pitch. Semantics, as well, I guess.

I don't think you are going to find a lot of support for your strategy in the cfae, but I may be wrong.
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Re: Punting Categories

Postby ayebatter » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:53 pm

Caribn7 wrote:
I have offered to just drop out of the league, if they refunded my money. .

What do you think?


I'd have let you drop out and refunded your money, put in your share of the $ out of my own pocket and given the team to another for free with the stipulation that he add/drop until your staff was legit. ;-)
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Re: Punting Categories

Postby TheRock » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Yeah, it's a pretty scummy strategy and I think you know it. Which is why it is banned in many leagues. I won't play in a money league without measures in place to prevent it.
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Re: Punting Categories

Postby Y`s Guy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:04 pm

You're that guy?
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Re: Punting Categories

Postby Izenhart » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:06 pm

If someone in my league wants to punt TWO categories I'm going to let him. Good luck to ya.
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Re: Punting Categories

Postby RugbyD » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:10 pm

Izenhart wrote:If someone in my league wants to punt TWO categories I'm going to let him. Good luck to ya.


This.

Punting one category in 5x5 is hard enough to win, but two is nuts.
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