its not "illegal" and how moral it is depends on your own standards but id personally rather not play in a league whose setup allows for it.
anyways, spot starting works a lot better in the beginning of the season when people are still trying to figure out the sleepers and theres a few good guys out in the FA pool, but as the league trade deadline comes closer people have picked up all the better players and youre likely to find less valuable players amongst the FA's.
[size=10]Manny Ramirez....$20 million
Pedro Martinez....$17.5 million
Curt Schilling...$12 million (and a $2 million bonus)
Never hearing a Yankee fan chant 1918 again...priceless. [/size]
Madison wrote: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.
Madison and I agree again! In our H2H, the first year we had unlimited picks/drops and it got ridiculous. One guy had almost 300 pick/drops! The next year we instituted a 40 pick/drop limit and it was much better. Since people wanted to hold on to their picks/drops for the postseason this was little action during the season...
Not that I condone this behaviour (even though I did it last year), but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
Last year this became a problem so what I did was, I looked up all of the best (or favorable) matchups and just pre-empted the churners. I would grab one guy, drop him and add the next guy, drop him and add the next (obviously this only works with a decent sized waiver period (at least 2 day)). Anyway, you see the effect, how many good FA pitchers are there, doesn't take much to block the marginally good ones...
They claimed adding and dropping pitchers wasn't expressly forbidden so I countered by essentially "blocking" the better FA pitchers by having the waiver request extend over their real life starts...
Like I said, that was pretty underhanded but I think it got my point across.... we instituted an add/drop limit with $$ per tranny after so many. The rule was put in place because people were mad that I blocked players, they didn't mention the adding and dropping... Oh well, point served...
I did the same thing as you, Mobius; add all the players 2 days before their starts so they were on waivers when the churner went to add them for a single day. It's within the rules since I was trying to worsen his team, in effect making my team higher in the standings. People might not like it but it's within the rules, just like churning was. Everybody got really pissed though, and both me and the churner stopped the nonsense. I'm not in that league anymore though..... it was more trouble than it was worth.
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