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Postby irishdude103 » Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:48 pm

riverrat wrote:The commish opted for the Yahoo cant cut list.(over my objections)
Now, the 1st place team wants to drop Posada(on list) and he let him!!!!
Your opinions. Should the rule be applied to all or should there be exceptions?
I say to all. We have a chance to pick-up some ground on him by not dropping Posada. He's should be stuck with the stiff.


well if the commish lets him do it and not play by the rules you should go ahead and pick up Posada and see what the guy who dropped Posada thinks after he hit 301 and Barrett hits 211
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Postby wannabthechamp » Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:51 pm

How would the guy be able to drop Posada if he's on Yahoo's Can't Cut list? I don't believe he can drop him and the commish can't do anything to change that, right?
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Postby riverrat » Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:54 pm

Nope. Yahoo allowed it. In another league I'm in, after the draft the commish upped the min inngs from 20 to 40!!! Yahoo nowhere around, as usual. But thats what you get for FREE. A lot of bull$hit and cheating.
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Postby thetongueofire » Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:40 pm

dropping Posada for Barrett.. thsi thread is too funny :-)

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Postby great gretzky » Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:42 pm

well the idea of a can't cut list that is absoloute is quite scary. I guess rules are rules. But what if you get hamstrung with a player who isn't hurt but jsut sucks this year? that isn't fair either -- not that posada sucks mind you. if he is in first, it is a little harder to argue.

maybe he realized that since the rosters are small, he could cut posada, knowing full well that he would get taken -- BUT there are enough good options on the wire that he is just gonna ride the hot hand.

did he use the roster spot freed up from posada for another hto commodity?

tough to say, but I lean towards giving managers leeway to manage.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:50 pm

I personally hate the Can't Cut List. I don't like anyone telling me who I can't drop. What happens if Pujols tears up his knee in a non-keeper league and I wanna drop him?? I have to wait until Yahoo decides to update the list. If the CCL was chosen, then I think that it should be in effect all of the time. If any exceptions are made, it should be if someone wants to drop a player that is having season-ending surgery.
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Postby Super GM » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:05 pm

thehat wrote:Hell, if he wants to keep Barrett over Posada, I suppose you ought to let him.

But really, rules are rules and unless a player is injured he should be forced to keep him according to your league's rules.
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Postby matmat » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:31 pm

i think that has been mentioned above, but...

the issue that the list triest to address is dumping... it does so very poorly, as I've already had a person dump in a public league (he has chavez, manny and smoltz left, but everyone else is gone).
it is not there to prevent a manager from cutting a plater that he is dissatisfied with.

what they should do is prohibit the roster from being smaller than a certain size... say 17 players for a 21 player team, or something like that.
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Postby Urge » Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:04 pm

Rules should never, ever be changed mid-game.
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Postby phunkadelic » Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:11 pm

Well, it's silly for him to want to dump Posada, but answering your question: It would be very wrong for the commish to change the rules at all, not for you, not for the 1st place team.

Tell him that next year he's free to do whatever he wants (and keep this in mind as he's setting next year's rules), but a rule is rule and can't be broken mid-year.
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