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Is Spot-Starting Multiple Pitchers Unethical?

Postby Twinskies » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:34 am

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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Re: Is Spot-Starting Multiple Pitchers Unethical?

Postby Chopper » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:40 am

Twinskies wrote: Any thoughts on this?


Maybe one or two....http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60510
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Postby hooligan1 » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:43 am

It may be slightly cheap and smacks of extreme micro-managing, but I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with doing it......
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:47 am

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 :-D

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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Postby josebach » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:14 am

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.
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Postby Madison » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:47 am

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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Postby mkultra » Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:26 am

There's nothing wrong with it. If people in your league complain, tell them to lobby for innings caps next year.

Otherwise, you're just being a smart manager. ;-D
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Postby scorched03 » Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:34 am

i hate it, dont do it, usually it blows up in the owner's face that spots anyways
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Postby MadMobius » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:10 am

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...

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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:31 am

i am not fond of that particular strategy but if it is in the rules then you shouldnt feel guilty about doing it.
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