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Postby scorched03 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:15 pm

5x5 H2H yahoo, no catchers, holds counted.

i'm in first by 20 games and suddenly people start punting saves to load up on different categories and spot starting. one guy has loaded up on starters and middle relievers and trading gagne/sosa for jd drew/livan hernandez. on offense, he has pretty much obtained most of the SB threats.

another team has a stranglehold on Wins, K, SB, Holds (4 of 12 categories) with losses not counted, no one in league can do much against him.

here's his roster:
1B A. Dunn
2B B. Roberts
3B A. Béltre
SS M. Tejada
OF C. Patterson, M. Cameron, JD Drew
Util M. Lawton, E. Byrnes, W. Pena
BN M. Alou

SP M. Mulder, J. Weaver , N. Lowry, J. Beckett, Oliver Perez, Schilling, Livan Hernandez
MP A. Otsuka, BJ Ryan, J. Tavárez, G. Carrara
RP None

My team:

1B D. Ortiz
2B M. Giles
3B C. Jones
SS R. Furcal
OF V. Guerrero
OF C. Crawford
OF V. Wells
Util C. Lee, J. Morneau, D. Lee
BN A. Ramírez, MCab

SP J. Santana, F. Garcia, Odalis Perez, Zito, Zambrano, B. Penny
RP F. Cordero, B. Lidge, T. Percival
MP F. Rodríguez, D. Marte
DL B. WagnerDL


my team is better balanced, but with 4 of 12 categories locked up, all he needs is 1 or 2 players that get hot on offense and he will win at least 8 of 12 points every single week. this is a tad cheap, what do you guys thinK?
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:25 pm

It's smart. He is capatizing on what he needs to improve his standing. What he is doing is fine though, sorry....
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Postby sfgfan4life » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:27 pm

I'm fairly knew to Fantasy baseball, and I have never played in a H2H league yet, but it doesn't sound cheap to me, it just sounds like a good strategy.
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Postby scorched03 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:30 pm

dang. i think its just wrong. off to pickup some SB guys and holds guys... thanks dudes
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:06 pm

It's a good strategy, though it sounds a bit harder to pull off than you're giving him credit for. Your team's got better quality at many positions, though, so it may be tough for him to beat you in cats like ERA, WHIP, etc. That's why I like playing roto more than H2H...I hate cats like Ws and Ks without limits. Load up on all of them.
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Postby matmat » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:15 pm

first off, can it really be 5x5 if there are 12 categories?

secondly, there is nothing wrong with this strategy. if these guys choose to give up on SV and whatnot, those are categories that you should win. it's all about trying to win the ones that are up for grabs.
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Postby scorched03 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:20 pm

i agree with all of you. i'm truely disgusted by head to head if losses aren't counted or max innings cap
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Postby thehat » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:20 pm

Nothing at all wrong or unethical about the strategy of punting a category to try and gain elsewhere.
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Postby matmat » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:37 pm

scorched03 wrote:i agree with all of you. i'm truely disgusted by head to head if losses aren't counted or max innings cap


sour grapes.
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Postby Madison » Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:23 pm

scorched03 wrote:i agree with all of you. i'm truely disgusted by head to head if losses aren't counted or max innings cap


Best bet is to join a keeper league that has those safeguards. ;-D If this is a keeper league, then suggest it for next year. :-)
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