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Postby bboy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:31 am

If you've blown you IP early is it within the spirit of FBB to keep picking up pitchers so other don't get a shot?
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Postby Tavish » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:35 am

It sounds like you want to roster churn and its not within the spirit of FBB. The spirit is normally to give the feel of real life baseball as much as possible.
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Postby Madison » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:38 am

By that you mean picking up pitchers and dropping them to waivers so no one can get them for a few days?

Completely unethical and can cause you to lose league privilidges at several sites including Yahoo. I would not recommend trying it.
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Postby KPucks » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:47 am

Madison wrote:By that you mean picking up pitchers and dropping them to waivers so no one can get them for a few days?

Completely unethical and can cause you to lose league privilidges at several sites including Yahoo. I would not recommend trying it.


I agree. Roster churning gets a big :-t
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:58 am

If I had reached my innings cap in my NL-only league and a star pitcher was traded to the NL from the AL, I would certainly use a waiver priority to pick him up so that other owners could not use him.

Similarly if I pitcher that I liked for the 2nd half was a FA, I would pick him up before one of my competitors thought about it.

Unless you plan to try to invoke chaos on the waiver wire (as mentioned previously), I do not see any problem with your strategy.
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Postby bboy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:59 am

No I mean actually picking up pitchers and keeping them on the roster e.g. Mr Hot even though their stats do not count, not roster churning. Basically the same as keeping your existing pitchers on the roster once you IP has finished i suppose?

I probably wont blow my IP by too much but some in our league are quite a bit over.
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Postby Tavish » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:01 am

bboy wrote:No I mean actually picking up pitchers and keeping them on the roster e.g. Mr Hot even though their stats do not count, not roster churning. Basically the same as keeping your existing pitchers on the roster once you IP has finished i suppose?

I probably wont blow my IP by too much but some in our league are quite a bit over.


Yeah, that is much different than roster churning, I don't see any problem with that at all. It's a very good strategy to use. It can also net trade offers from owners needing to make up innings.
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Postby blankman » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:02 am

bboy wrote:No I mean actually picking up pitchers and keeping them on the roster e.g. Mr Hot even though their stats do not count, not roster churning. Basically the same as keeping your existing pitchers on the roster once you IP has finished i suppose?

I probably wont blow my IP by too much but some in our league are quite a bit over.


If thats the case, I see nothing wrong with it. There is no rule that says you should drop your pitchers after your limit is up. It would be stupid to drop them strategically.
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Postby Madison » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:08 am

bboy wrote:No I mean actually picking up pitchers and keeping them on the roster e.g. Mr Hot even though their stats do not count, not roster churning. Basically the same as keeping your existing pitchers on the roster once you IP has finished i suppose?

I probably wont blow my IP by too much but some in our league are quite a bit over.


Nah, that's fine. Most people do that once they burn up their innings. No problems with that. ;-D

As long as it's not the churning thing. :-t
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