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Postby bucsfan04 » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:53 am

In my league there is no maximum appearances for pitchers, only maximum innings. My new strategy is to pitch a ton of middle relievers to get a few Ks and holds and also lower my era and whip. Anyone else doing this?
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Postby rmeesig » Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:43 am

All season I've been running with:

A.Otsuka(SD)
B.Lidge(HOU)
R.Madson(PHI)

Had K.Gregg(ANA) for a bit too, but these 3 help to negate some of my starters that occasionally have poor outings (Colon, Miller, Willis)

It's a decent strategy if you can carry a lot of players...
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Postby eftda » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:16 am

interesting idea... it may work :-?
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Postby scorched03 » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:31 am

i do this method.
i have lidge/krod

those 2 have low whip, high K's, holds, low era

it helps in all categories
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:35 am

I've heard of this strategy in H2H....does anyone know if it works in roto?? If so then I might give it a try.
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Postby Arlo » Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:48 pm

Sure, MR can be great in roto too. Their value depends on the league format: daily transactions, deep leagues, and a low IP maximum generally all work in their favor.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:14 pm

normal roto scoring... 5 SP slots, two RP and 4 P slots... 1300 IP limit

Beckett
Oswalt
O. Perez
K-Rod
Mota
Shields
Otsuka
Affeldt (picked him up after he became the closer)
Benitez
Baez
Nathan

i'm at the top in all cats 'ecpt wins obviously... it can be done if you have a good enough offense you can also do decent in K's but theres a lot of luck involved there... but, yes.. scoring and league settings is the biggest factor.. things like IP limits and the distribution and number of P slots . of course i can follow this strategy w/ this kinda setup.. i also needed two RP's w/ SP eligibility otherwise i would'nt be getting my innings in...
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:15 pm

I'm pitching Marte now...his innings have brought me over by 20 innings in projected IP, though, so I guess it sorta helps and hurts. I'm hoping he is the future closer, though it doesn't look too bright right now. Takatsu may be next in line. Damaso's my favorite player in the MLB, though, so it's hard for me to let go.
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Postby Urge » Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:19 pm

I've been using KRod, Otsuka, Shields, and Gregg a lot when my less-than-stellar starters have bad matchups.
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Postby crip » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:25 am

i def use MRs to reduce my ERA
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