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Postby wrveres » Tue May 11, 2004 9:15 pm

ironman ... I really like that (W-L) as a category. Hopefully it would cut down on the roster churnning ...
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue May 11, 2004 9:49 pm

wrveres wrote:ironman ... I really like that (W-L) as a category. Hopefully it would cut down on the roster churnning ...


I agree. It worked great in cutting down on the goalie churning in my hockey H2H league. ;-D
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Postby ironman » Tue May 11, 2004 11:34 pm

wrveres wrote:ironman ... I really like that (W-L) as a category. Hopefully it would cut down on the roster churnning ...


Would that mean you'd stop churning in my 20 team league? ;-) LOL!
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Postby bibsybob » Tue May 11, 2004 11:50 pm

to solve that problem, we had total bases as a category
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Postby wrveres » Wed May 12, 2004 4:20 am

ironman wrote:
wrveres wrote:ironman ... I really like that (W-L) as a category. Hopefully it would cut down on the roster churnning ...


Would that mean you'd stop churning in my 20 team league? ;-) LOL!


almost got this team set ..... ;-7
and to be honest, I have not knowingly picked up a pitcher at 11:58 PM and then dropped him at 12:03AM, or for basically 5 minutes on my roster, just to get his start. Blah! :-D

Its happened a number of times in this 20 teamer though ...
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri May 21, 2004 1:44 am

Is this a viable strategy to combat churning....?

In my league, the first place owner clearly has been spot starting whoever is a good matchup and did not draft a pitcher until the 9th round. It is clear that this is his technique, though to varying degrees of success. In our h2h matchup last week, I handed him his first loss 5-4, but I lost K's and tied W's because of his strategy.

Tonight a new strategy (to me anyway) dawned on me. What I have to do is scout the FA pool and repeatedly add and drop all of the starters that he would consider spot starting for that week. In a matter of minutes, I would block any transactions that he would make as it would take 3 days for these spot starters to again clear waivers and make it back to the pool.

This seems like it would work, no? Maybe not within what the game should be, but neither is spot starting as far as I'm concerned. It's a matter of working within the confines of the system and formulating a good strategy. Anyone try this? Look foward to hearing some responses....
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Postby Chopper » Fri May 21, 2004 2:30 am

There's too much to read in one sitting, but every possible thing that could be said about this strategy and counters is here:
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60510&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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Postby wrveres » Fri May 21, 2004 2:57 am

Chopper wrote:There's too much to read in one sitting, but every possible thing that could be said about this strategy and counters is here:
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60510&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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yep that thread touches em all ... :-D

good call chopper
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri May 21, 2004 2:58 am

Well I read enough to know that it is against the rules, so I'm done. It works in theory, but I wouldn't employ the strategy anyway because I don't think it is the right thing to do and actually detracts from the fun of the league. That being said, so does churning.
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Postby wrveres » Fri May 21, 2004 3:28 am

pokerplaya wrote:Well I read enough to know that it is against the rules, so I'm done. It works in theory, but I wouldn't employ the strategy anyway because I don't think it is the right thing to do and actually detracts from the fun of the league. That being said, so does churning.


I agree ...
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