I picked up 3 pitchers during the week to spot-start and give my rotation a boost (i pretty much conceded ERA to win the other categories). The opposing team's owner said that it was a cheap strategy but i don't see anything wrong with it. Any thoughts on this?
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AS you know if you read the politics forum....... I do'nt think something being morally wrong is reason for it to not be allowed
But anyway, it pisses me off when people do it. From now on I won't be in a league where this "loophole" is exploited. That doesn't mean it isn't allowed in any of my leagues....... just that nobody goes overboard with it. Max IP, max appearances, max add/drops are all ways you can stop people from doing this. Changing the scoring categories to hust people more than help them by doing this is another strategy. But it doesn't always work and changing a leagues scoring cats is too extreme a measure to take just so a few managers can win legitimately.
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Usually when I spot start someone it usually blows up in my face *cough* Adam Eaton *cough*.
We don't have a big problem in our league with it, but next year we're going to force a player to be held for at least a week before they can be dropped. This won't eliminate the ability to spot start, but it will definitely cut down on the occurences of it without having to have an innings limit.
It takes away the point of the game. H2H is supposed to be team A vs. Team B. Not Team A vs. Team B plus the free agent pool.
Innings caps, ratios instead of countables, more negative catagories for pitchers, etc., all help to eliminate the "loophole" in the system that some owners attempt to exploit.
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I only feel compelled to add a start or two IF the rotations work out in such a way that the opposing manager has like 4 or 5 extra starts. Adding waiver trash can backfire bigtime causing you to go down road where you add 3, 4 or even 5 pitchers...
check these categories... takes away that adding SP's strategy pretty good...