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Postby Patella Tendon » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:11 am

I am in 2 - 12 team yahoo roto leagues

My innings pitched in the leagues are at +55 & +43

Which do you suggest I do?

1) stop all starting pitchers for a couple of weeks to bring amounts down

2) only use starters in favorable matchups on home games only

3) pick up some low era middle relievers and use them for a while while resting my starters for a while

4) drop a couple of starters and pick up some low era middle relievers

Or maybe you might have some other suggestions.


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Postby thehat » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:13 am

You need to list your SP's. Might be a good idea to try and sell someone high, but can't suggest without info. I know that guessing when a pitcher will do well or when he won't (aside from starts in Colorado) is dicey and often frustrating when it backfires.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:13 am

I would do a couple things....drop your worst starter...and also play the matchups like you said. I would just consistently reduce the number of innings rather than just bench everyone and take a big drop in the standings.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:23 am

I would snatch up some of those undervalued middle relievers. They DO help with your %s, Ks, and Ws.

Rincon
Shields
Otsuka
Lidge
plus many more -

Middle relievers are one of the most underused commodities in FBB, but they are quite effective. In roto, because of the IP limit, one way to look at pitchers - all pitchers - is what they do per IP, and many of these middle relievers stats per IP blow away most SPs.
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Postby john gardner » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:24 am

First...don't do anything drastic. You aren't so far over that you need to worry. In that format the ideal set-up is 5 starters and 4 closers. Starters 1,2 and 3 start almost all the time. 4 and 5 start about half the time, in favorable circumstances.

In the spot you're in, I'd follow the above procedure, but I would put number 3 in the "part-time" deal with 4 and 5. until the projected overage comes down to about 10 or less.
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Postby Patella Tendon » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:25 am

+55 league pitchers - B Myers, B Webb, Vazquez, Brown, Milton
+55 league relievers - Dotel, Baez, Kolb, Valverde, Frasor

+43 league pitchers - B Myers, A Burnett, D Willis, Mulder, Vazquez , Brown

+43 relievers - Cordero, Takatsu, Frasor, Percival, Marte, Lidge

I am close to 1st in both leagues - my main problem is ERA
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Postby rlee » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:26 am

I agree with Slomo. Drop your weakest starter and go with just four. If a good middle relief pitcher, i.e. Lidge, is available you can grab him. But I think with 4 starters you can get the innings pitched overage down. But I wouldn't wait too long to do it.
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Postby Kelly Gruber » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:29 am

Never bench the top guys (RJ, Prior, Schmidt, Schilling, Pedro, etc.) just because you felt like starting Sergio Metre a month and a half ago, for example; it means you're giving starts to mediocre pitchers instead of the top ones on your team. What I suggest you do is figure out how many pitchers you were supposed to start to stay under the max, and then pitch one less. For example, in my league, a 4-man rotation + 3 closers will keep me around 0 or even in the minuses. So, I'd drop or trade my worst starter (or just bench him) and go to a 3-man rotation until the innings go down. Don't sit your good pitchers just because you felt like spot starting some joe schmoe a month ago...
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Postby Patella Tendon » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:37 am

Who do you think are my weakest starters on my 2 teams?
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Postby john gardner » Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:08 am

Looks to me like Brown's trip to the D/L came at the right time for you. the Three starts he'll miss should bring the projected overage down to about wher you want it (+/- 10%).
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