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Postby big shot » Thu May 13, 2004 3:06 pm

ive been using a certain strategy that last week in my fantasy league, however it has come under much verbal abuse from the other fantasy owners. my strategy is this: I have been picking up whichever pitcher is pitching that day and placing him in my lineup. it has been working and i am gaining points rapidly. The guy thats in first place who crys about everything has been throwing a temper tantrum about me doing so. hes calling me a cheater and a b__ tch. I looked over the rules and saw nothing preventing me from doing so. I know this strategy will kill era and whip in the long run, but for now its working o.k. Is my strategy wrong or do i have the right to pick up a new pitcher everyday. thanks for the input.
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Postby pgolds » Thu May 13, 2004 3:15 pm

I don't see anything wrong with it. Remind this guy in your league that it's a game! If you don't have a max number of moves or innings and it seems to be working, I'd keep doing it.

Presumably you can only execute this strategy if you don't have studs. I wouldn't drop a stud just to pick up an extra start.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu May 13, 2004 3:19 pm

Nothing unfair about it, excellent strategy if you execute it excellently. ;-D
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Postby FantasyNoob » Thu May 13, 2004 3:21 pm

I'm new to this, but it seems to me that if people in your league wanted to prevent a situation like this, they should have a max innings pitched for the season. In my total points league it's 1300, so it would be silly to just grab some random pitcher to start every day because my points per innings pitched would probably be terrible. If the others in your league think its such a dominant strategy, then they should just go ahead and do the same.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu May 13, 2004 3:21 pm

Baseballer02 wrote:excellent strategy if you execute it excellently. ;-D


Try saying that 5 times fast :*)
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Postby thetongueofire » Thu May 13, 2004 3:23 pm

nothing legally wrong with it and once your league rules have been set no one can prevent you from churning. but you WILL get burned sometimes and it could backfire in a big way if youre not really careful.
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Postby fezzik » Thu May 13, 2004 3:23 pm

It's not against the rules, although personally I find it mildly annoying...but if I wanted to, I could do the same thing so I don't complain.

Having said that, the strategy works very well in H2H leagues (because there is no inning pitched limit), but in roto leagues with an IP limit it's probably going to come back to bite you. But hey, if there's no limit, go for it. :-)
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu May 13, 2004 3:24 pm

is it roto or H2H?

if its roto - its a terrible strategy.
if its H2H - its a common, decent strategy, but it has its flaws.

I personally dont like H2H because of these types of strategies, but the h2h leagues I am in, you better believe I rotate in a SP or 2 daily if I think it will help for that week.
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Postby big shot » Thu May 13, 2004 3:35 pm

the pitching categories are wins, saves, era, whip, strikeouts, and innnings pitched. So its going to help out huge there. No one really explained the rules when we drafted so i didnt know we would be switching players every day. I waited till the end of the draft to grab pitchers and had expandable players like danny baez and john thomson
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Postby thetongueofire » Thu May 13, 2004 3:38 pm

no IP limit, only era and whip to worry about, if you got a great offense (which im assuming you do cos you said you didnt draft pitching early), GO FOR IT !!!
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