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Postby Soxcess » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:22 am

We are having an issue in our league going into the playoffs about our rosters. We are all in agreeance to lock our rosters for the playoffs to prevent spot starting and other sneaky tactics, but if this is done and the rosters are locked, we are unable to take a player off the DL if he becomes available to use, so those players we've been holding onto for just this scenario won't be of any help to us, the only thing we could come up with is if you think that a player will come off the DL to play during the playoffs you need to make him part of your active bench before the playoffs and thereby meaning we have to release one of our players. Has anybody come across anything like this and what did you guys do to resolve it???? Any and all answers would be greatly appreciated, Thanks guys!!!
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:35 am

I wouldn't worry about 'spot starting' in H2H playoffs. By that time, I don't see it as being too likely to 'succeed' vs. a team that 'won' the regular season type of things. I am pretty sure that if the teams are 'locked', they can't do ANYTHING which would remove quite a bit of 'fun'.

I am the commish of our league and 'locked' one guy's team when he threatened to drop his players and it seemed that he couldn't do anything. He shaped up a bit and tried to trade them away so I vetoed his disequitable trades instead. I GENERALLY feel that 'laissez faire' is best and spot starting at this time of year is generally not going to allow you to beat a team that's set up to win. If somebody can succeed doing that, they will have to be extremely lucky. Or the team they are playing had gotten extremely lucky to have gotten where they are and may not deserve to win anyway.

Just an opinion though...
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:01 pm

is it possible to allow changes after each playoff series? keep the roster locked during the series and then on the final day of the series you unlock it so people can make changes for the next series. basically just make it like a weekly transaction league.
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Postby Arlo » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:32 pm

I don't think you have a problem. Simply leave rosters unlocked to allow activation of players from the DL, but agree not to pick up any free agents or players from waivers. If you truly all agree on what should and shouldn't be allowed, this seems like the simplest solution.
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Postby thetongueofire » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:34 pm

just leave 'em unlocked and tell everyone that whoever spot starts will be disqualified. ;-D
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Postby Madison » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:17 pm

Since it's a private league, I would think that all owners would be respectable enough to agree to no spot starting and leave it at that.
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Postby mikcou » Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:56 pm

Madison wrote:Since it's a private league, I would think that all owners would be respectable enough to agree to no spot starting and leave it at that.


that is probably the best way to go. In a private league and especially if you know the people they will probably be willing to agree to not spot start.
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