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Will my closer strategy work in yahoo H2H

Postby bkholla » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:08 am

This is my team

C v.Martinez
1b Ortiz
2b Kent
3b Arod
SS Wilson
If Clayton
Lf Alou
Cf Biggio
Rf suzuki
Of Griffey
Util Uribe
Util Mackowaik
Util Estrada
Bench T.Martinez
DL Sosa

P Graves
P Madson(phi)
P Frasor
P Gagne
P Affeldt
Sp R.Johnson
Sp O.Perez(pit)
Sp N.Robertson
SP J.Kennedy
Rp Rincon
RP Almanzar
P C.Lee
P C.Pavano


I'm in a H2H league with these stats for pitching
IP W L CG SHO SV ER BB K HLD ERA WHIP K/BB


Since My hitting is great and my pitching is weak, I only plan to start 1 or 2 of my pitchers in hopes of a good game and the rest will be relief or closers pitching, only a min of 9 innigs pitched.
This is my first time in a league but I think I can win Losses, Saves, Errors, Walks, Hld, ERa,Whip and K/bb, with my hitting being able to get the majority of the offensive categories

Do you think this will work?
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:01 am

No. Simply put, if a closer screws up and allows one run, you're pretty much SCREWED in all the cat's. It would be smarter to trade some of that firepower for a more balanced approach.
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Postby bkholla » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:06 pm

good point
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Postby JRM4833 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:09 pm

I dont think its that bad an idea. Its been used and worked before. If a reliever screws up and lets up one run, it will just force you to use an extra starter to try to compensate. The one run doesnt make a huge impact on your avgs IMO.
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:22 pm

Yes this can work.
In fact, I'm employing this tatic due to lack of SP depth.

Example: I started Radke as my only SP this week. He had a decent 3.86 ERA, and a lousey 1.43 WHIP. Yet I was still able to lower these ratios to very good levels by using all RPs the rest of the week, despite Chad Cordero's mess last night ( 16.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP). My ratios for the week? 2.63 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.

PS: Madson might be starting in place of an injured Wolf.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:10 pm

With low IP limits, you can definitely win with that technique in a standard league. With your cats, I'm not so sure. You have:

IP W L CG SHO SV ER BB K HLD ERA WHIP K/BB

That means that you are basically punting IP, W, CG, SO, and K. That's a lot, even if CG and SO will probably usually tie 0-0.
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